Modeling Beats and Downbeats with a Time-Frequency Transformer

  title={Modeling Beats and Downbeats with a Time-Frequency Transformer},
  author={Yun-Ning Hung and Ju-Chiang Wang and Xuchen Song and Weiyi Lu and Minz Won},
  journal={ICASSP 2022 - 2022 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP)},
  • Yun-Ning HungJu-Chiang Wang Minz Won
  • Published 23 May 2022
  • Computer Science
  • ICASSP 2022 - 2022 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP)
Transformer is a successful deep neural network (DNN) architecture that has shown its versatility not only in natural language processing but also in music information retrieval (MIR). In this paper, we present a novel Transformer-based approach to tackle beat and downbeat tracking. This approach employs SpecTNT (Spectral- Temporal Transformer in Transformer), a variant of Transformer that models both spectral and temporal dimensions of a time-frequency input of music audio. A SpecTNT model… 

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