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Aspects of tempo and rhythmic elaboration in hindustani music: A corpus study

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dc.contributor.author Srinivasamurthy, Ajay
dc.contributor.author Holzapfel, Andre
dc.contributor.author Ganguli, Kaustuv Kanti
dc.contributor.author Serra, Xavier
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-02T09:13:48Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-02T09:13:48Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Srinivasamurthy A, Holzapfel A, Ganguli KK, Serra X. Aspects of tempo and rhythmic elaboration in hindustani music: A corpus study. Front. Digit. Humanit. 2017;4:20. DOI: 10.3389/fdigh.2017.00020
dc.identifier.issn 2297-2668
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/33124
dc.description.abstract This article provides insights into aspects of tempo and rhythmic elaboration in Hindustani music, based on a study of a large corpus of recorded performances. Typical tempo developments and stress patterns within a metrical cycle are computed, which we refer to as tempo and rhythm patterns, respectively. Rhythm patterns are obtained by aggregating spectral features over metrical cycles. They reflect percussion patterns that are frequent in the corpus and enable a discussion of the relation between such patterns and the underlying metrical framework, the tal. Tempo patterns, on the other hand, are computed using reference beat annotations. They document the dynamic development of tempo throughout a metrical cycle and reveal insights into the flexibility of time in Hindustani music for the first time using quantitative methods on a large set of performances. Focusing on aspects of tempo and rhythm, we demonstrate the value of a computational methodology for the analysis of large music corpora by revealing the range of tempi used in performances, intra-cycle tempo dynamics and percussion accents at different positions of the tal cycle.
dc.description.sponsorship This work is partly funded by the European Research Council under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Program, as part of the CompMusic project (ERC grant agreement 267583).
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Frontiers
dc.relation.ispartof Frontiers in Digital Humanities. 2017;4:20.
dc.rights © 2017 Srinivasamurthy, Holzapfel, Ganguli and Serra. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) or licensor are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.title Aspects of tempo and rhythmic elaboration in hindustani music: A corpus study
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fdigh.2017.00020
dc.subject.keyword Hindustani music
dc.subject.keyword Corpus study
dc.subject.keyword Rhythm analysis
dc.subject.keyword Hindustani tal
dc.subject.keyword Indian art music
dc.subject.keyword Tempo
dc.subject.keyword Rhythm patterns
dc.subject.keyword Meter
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/267583
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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