Structural segmentation of concert audio recordings is very useful in music navigation and automatic summarization. It is particularly strongly indicated for Indian classical music where concerts can extend for hours, and commercial audio recordings rarely provide timing details of the various sections, although the performance typically follows an established structure depending on the genre. The distinct concert sections have contrasting rhythmic, and sometimes melodic, structures. The… CONTINUE READING
Figure 6.4: Spectrogram of a part of Bol taan section in raga Madhukauns performance by artist Jagdish Prasad. The oscillatory pitch harmonics in the vocal melody are seen with the darker harmonics corresponding to phones of lyrics ‘Tuma bina kaun’. The beat tier indicates the tabla hits which are visible as vertical lines in the spectrogram.