MUSIC GENRE CLASSIFICATION BASED ON DYNAMICAL MODELS
Alberto Garcia-Duran, Jeronimo Arenas-Garcia, Dario Garcia-Garcia and Emilio Parrado-Hernandez
Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods
This paper studies several alternatives to extract dynamical features from hidden Markov Models (HMMs) that are meaningful for music genre supervised classification. Songs are modelled using a three scale approach: a first stage of short term (milliseconds) features, followed by two layers of dynamical models: a multivariate AR that provides mid term (seconds) features for each song followed by an HMM stage that captures long term (song) features shared among similar songs. We study from an empirical point of view which features are relevant for the genre classification task. Experiments on a database including pieces of heavy metal, punk, classical and reggae music illustrate the advantages of each set of features.