A neural model to segment musical pieces

Otávio Augusto Salgado Carpinteiro

School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences
University of Sussex
Falmer, East Sussex, BN1 9QH, England


This paper proposes a knowledge representation of rhythmic patterns, and a neural model to segment musical pieces in accordance with three cases of rhythmic segmentation. The neural model has a topology which is identical to that of NETtalk (Sejnowski & Rosenberg, 1987). lt is trained on sets of contrived patterns, and evaluated ou two two-part inventions, two three-part inventions, and two fugues of Bach (Bach, 1970, 1989).