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~ Introduction on Music Information Retrieval

I have been asked to give a guest lecture introducing Music Information Retrieval for the course ‘Foundations of Musical Acoustics and Sonology’ at Ghent University. The lecture slides include interactive demos with live sound visualization and can be found below.

As we delve into the intricacies of how machines can analyze and understand musical content, students will gain insights into the cutting-edge research field that underpins modern music technology. From the algorithms powering music recommendation systems to the challenges of extracting meaningful information from audio signals, the lecture aims to ignite curiosity and inspire the next generation of musicologists in both music and technology. Get ready for an engaging session that promises to unlock the doors to a world where the science of sound meets the art of music.

Thanks to ChatGTP for the slightly over-the-top intro text above. Anyway, here you can find my introduction to Music Information Retrieval slides . Especially the interactive slides are perhaps of interest. The lecture was given in the Art-Science Interaction Lab (ASIL) which has a seven meter wide screen, which affects the slide design a bit.

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Fig: Click the screenshot to go to the 'Introduction to Music Information Retrieval' slides.