Tala Classification in Carnatic Music using Audio Thumbnailing


Amulya Sri Pulijala and Suryakanth V Gangashetty, International Institute of Information Technology, India


The concept of Raga and Tala is integral part of Indian Classical music. Raga is the melodic component while Tala is the rhythmic component in the music. Hence, Tala classification and identification is a paramount problem in the area of Music Information Retrieval (MIR) systems. Although there are seven basic Talas in Carnatic Music, a further subdivision of them gives a total of 175 ragas. Statistical and machine learning approaches are proposed in Literature Survey to classify Talas. However, they use complete musical recording for training and testing. As part of this paper, a novel approach is proposed for the first time in Carnatic music to classify Talas using repetitive structure called Thumbnails.


Tala Classification, Carnatic Music, Audio Thumbnails, SVM, CNN.

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