Predominant Melody Extraction from Polyphonic Music Signals Based on Harmonic Structure

Jea-Yul YOON  Chai-Jong SONG  Hochong PARK  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E96-D    No.11    pp.2504-2507
Publication Date: 2013/11/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.E96.D.2504
Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Music Information Processing
melody extraction,  multi-pitch extraction,  polyphonic music,  pitch tracking,  

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A new method for predominant melody extraction from polyphonic music signals based on harmonic structure is proposed. The proposed method first extracts a set of fundamental frequency candidates by analyzing the distance between spectral peaks. Then, the predominant fundamental frequency is selected by pitch tracking according to the harmonic strength of the selected candidates. Finally, the method runs pitch smoothing on a large temporal scale for eliminating pitch doubling error, and conducts voicing frame detection. The proposed method shows the best overall performance for ADC 2004 DB in the MIREX 2011 audio melody extraction task.