ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1997
ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1997

Pitch estimation of singing for re-synthesis and musical transcription

Michael J. Carey, Eluned S. Parris, Graham D. Tattersall

This paper describes an algorithm which allows singing to be analysed in real time using a PC and then re-synthesised by the computer using whistled notes. The singing can also be transcribed as a series of notes on a musical stave using a MIDI file as interface. Pitch amplitude and spectral change parameters are derived from the input waveform. A sequence of musical notes is derived from a set of parameters using a set of rules. The system is designed as an entertaining, yet educational tool for children, and will be embodied in an interactive multi-media system. In its electronic form the paper has attached files demonstrating the results of the re-synthesis algorithm.


doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1997-296

Cite as: Carey, M.J., Parris, E.S., Tattersall, G.D. (1997) Pitch estimation of singing for re-synthesis and musical transcription. Proc. 5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1997), 887-890, doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1997-296

@inproceedings{carey97_eurospeech,
  author={Michael J. Carey and Eluned S. Parris and Graham D. Tattersall},
  title={{Pitch estimation of singing for re-synthesis and musical transcription}},
  year=1997,
  booktitle={Proc. 5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1997)},
  pages={887--890},
  doi={10.21437/Eurospeech.1997-296},
  issn={1018-4074}
}