Monthly Archives: December 2012

How to Listen to “Talking Drums”: Terms for Analyzing Jazz Percussion Practices

          After working on beat tracking for whole performances, our conversation turned to how to think about the chief rhythmic instrument in a conventional jazz group. The drummer states the tempo for the group. He also … Continue reading

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Learning sparse instrument models

[latexpage] One of the first steps toward high-level analysis of audio recordings is decomposing the signal into a representation that can be easily digested by a computer.  A more or less standard approach is to carve up the signal into … Continue reading

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