Automatic Singing Performance Evaluation for Untrained Singers

Chuan CAO  Ming LI  Xiao WU  Hongbin SUO  Jian LIU  Yonghong YAN  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E92-D   No.8   pp.1596-1600
Publication Date: 2009/08/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.E92.D.1596
Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Music Information Processing
Keyword: 
automatic/objective evaluation,  singing performance assessment,  feature combination,  

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Summary: 
In this letter, we present an automatic approach of objective singing performance evaluation for untrained singers by relating acoustic measurements to perceptual ratings of singing voice quality. Several acoustic parameters and their combination features are investigated to find objective correspondences of the perceptual evaluation criteria. Experimental results show relative strong correlation between perceptual ratings and the combined features and the reliability of the proposed evaluation system is tested to be comparable to human judges.