Analysis of chord progression data

Brandt Absolu, Tao Li, Mitsunori Ogihara

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4 Scopus citations


Harmony is an important component in music. Chord progressions, which represent harmonic changes of music with understandable notations, have been used in popular music and Jazz. This article explores the question of whether a chord progression can be summarized for music retrieval. Various possibilities for chord progression simplification schemes, N-gram construction schemes, and distance functions are explored. Experiments demonstrate that such profiles can be used for artist grouping and for composition retrieval via top-k queries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Music Information Retrieval
EditorsZbigniew Ras, Zbigniew Ras, Alicja Wieczorkowska
Number of pages20
StatePublished - Mar 25 2010

Publication series

NameStudies in Computational Intelligence
ISSN (Print)1860-949X

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence


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