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Parametric Representation of Musical Phrases

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The goal of this work was to present musical phrase in a simplified form in order to examine the relationships between its components. For that purpose, two different approaches to the musical phrase analysis, namely, musicological and MIDI code based, were reviewed and applied to this work. Consequently, a database was created containing the calculated parameters. The quality of applied methods was checked using the so-called analysis-by-synthesis approach, in that way recreation of the original phrase was possible. Some general conclusions concerning automatic analysis of musical phrases are derived and presented.

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