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International Journal of Speech Technology

, Volume 21, Issue 4, pp 761–771 | Cite as

Onset detection for tar solo

  • Behraz Farrokhi
  • Ehsanollah Kabir
  • Hedieh Sajedi
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Abstract

This paper develops a new method of onset detection for the Tar, a traditional Iranian musical instrument. The proposed method is based on both types of pitch and energy features. Therefore, it can be utilized to detect either soft or hard onsets. Through this combination, we obtained a more precise separation between two adjacent notes. This ability is especially useful to detect the reaz, repeatedly played notes with the same frequency and short durations. For the evaluation of the method, a data set with predetermined onsets was produced and the results were compared with an energy-based method explained in terms of F-measure.

Keywords

Onset detection Iranian music Tar Hard onset Soft onset 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Behraz Farrokhi
    • 1
  • Ehsanollah Kabir
    • 2
  • Hedieh Sajedi
    • 3
  1. 1.Electrical Engineering DepartmentIran University of Science and TechnologyTehranIran
  2. 2.Electrical Engineering DepartmentTarbiat Modares UniversityTehranIran
  3. 3.School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, College of ScienceUniversity of TehranTehranIran

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