F0 estimation method for singing voice in polyphonic audio signal based on statistical vocal model and viterbi search

Hiromasa Fujihara, Tetsuro Kitahara, Masataka Goto, Kazunori Komatani, Tetsuya Ogata, Hiroshi G. Okuno

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Abstract

This paper describes a method for estimating F0s of vocal from polyphonic audio signals. Because melody is sung by a singer in many musical pieces, the estimation of F0s of the vocal part is useful for many applications. Based on existing multiple-F0 estimation method, we evaluate the vocal probabilities of the harmonic structure of each F0 candidate. In order to calculate the vocal probabilities of the harmonic structure, we extract and resynthesize the harmonic structure by using a sinusoidal model and extract feature vectors. Then, we evaluate the vocal probability by using vocal and non-vocal Gaussian mixture models (GMMs). Finally, we track F0 trajectories using these probabilities based on Viterbi search. Experimental results show that our method improves estimation accuracy from 78.1% to 84.3%, which is 28.3% reduction of misestimation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing - Proceedings
PagesV253-V256
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
Event2006 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2006 - Toulouse, France
Duration: 2006 May 142006 May 19

Publication series

NameICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
Volume5
ISSN (Print)1520-6149

Conference

Conference2006 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2006
CountryFrance
CityToulouse
Period06/5/1406/5/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Fujihara, H., Kitahara, T., Goto, M., Komatani, K., Ogata, T., & Okuno, H. G. (2006). F0 estimation method for singing voice in polyphonic audio signal based on statistical vocal model and viterbi search. In 2006 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing - Proceedings (pp. V253-V256). [1661260] (ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings; Vol. 5).