Subject: Re: [AUDITORY] Note durations in music From: Bob Masta <audio@xxxxxxxx> Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2013 07:41:32 -0400 List-Archive:<http://lists.mcgill.ca/scripts/wa.exe?LIST=AUDITORY>
I don't know the answer to your question, but if you can get your hands on MIDI versions of the desired music, then timing information should be pretty easy to extract. (For non-MIDIots, a MIDI performance is basically just a list of note-on and note-off timing info for each voice.) Best regards, Bob Masta -------------------- On 12 Jun 2013 at 20:07, Patel, Aniruddh D. wrote: > Dear list, > > I'm trying to find papers which report measurements of two aspects of note duration in solo instrumental monophonic music (e.g., recordings of solo violin, cello, trumpet, clarinet, flute, etc. - not piano, guitar, or other instruments that can play multiple notes simultaneously). > > > 1. The average duration of notes in a piece > > 2. A histogram of note durations in the piece > > Thus for example this solo cello prelude by JS Bach last about 4 minutes and contains N notes (anybody know?), so the average note duration in this piece is about N/240 notes/sec. > > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtLKjeEssAo > > If one could measure the duration of each note in this recording, then one could plot the histogram of note durations in the piece. > > Is anyone aware of such data for any solo monophonic instrument? Musical style doesn't matter (can be classical, folk, etc.). > > Thanks, > > Ani Patel > > > Aniruddh D. Patel > Associate Professor > Dept. of Psychology > Tufts University > 490 Boston Ave. > Medford, MA 02115 > > a.patel@xxxxxxxx > http://ase.tufts.edu/psychology/peoplePatel.htm > > > > > Bob Masta D A Q A R T A Data AcQuisition And Real-Time Analysis www.daqarta.com Scope, Spectrum, Spectrogram, Signal Generator Science with your sound card!