Calculating Similarity of Folk Song Variants with Melody-based Features

  title={Calculating Similarity of Folk Song Variants with Melody-based Features},
  author={Ciril Bohak and Matija Marolt},
As folk songs live largely through oral transmission, there usually is no standard form of a song each performance of a folk song may be unique. Different interpretations of the same song are called song variants, all variants of a song belong to the same variant type. In the paper, we explore how various melody-based features relate to folk song variants. Specifically, we explore whether we can derive a melodic similarity measure that would correlate to variant types in the sense that it would… CONTINUE READING

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