TitleIdentifying Attack Articulations in Classical Guitar
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsOzaslan THakan, Guaus E, Palacios E, Arcos JLluis
EditorYstad S., Aramaki M., Kronland-Martinet R., Jensen K.
Book TitleComputer Music Modeling and Retrieval. Exploring Music Contents
ISBN Number978-3-642-23125-4

The study of musical expressivity is an active field in sound and music computing. The research interest comes from different motivations: to understand or model music expressivity; to identify the expressive resources that characterize an instrument, musical genre, or performer; or to build synthesis systems able to play expressively. Our research is focused on the study of classical guitar and deals with modeling the use of the expressive resources in the guitar. In this paper, we present a system that combines several state of the art analysis algorithms to identify guitar left hand articulations such as legatos and glissandos. After describing the components of our system, we report some experiments with recordings containing single articulations and short melodies performed by a professional guitarist.