TitleAttack Based Articulation Analysis of Nylon String Guitar
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsOzaslan THakan, Guaus E, Palacios E, Arcos JLluis
Conference Name7th International Symposium on Computer Music Modeling and Retrieval (CMMR)

The study of musical expressivity is an active field in sound and music computing. The research interest comes from different mo- tivations: 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. In this paper, we present a system that focuses on the study of expressivity in nylon-string guitars. Specifically, our system combines several state of the art analysis algorithms to identify guitar left-hand articulations such as legatos and appoggiaturas. We describe the components of our system and provide some preliminary results by analyzing single articulations and some short melodies.