MPEG Symbolic Music Representation: A Solution for Multimedia Music Applications

MPEG Symbolic Music Representation: A Solution for Multimedia Music Applications

Pierfrancesco Bellini (University of Florence, Italy), Paolo Nesi (University of Florence, Italy) and Giorgio Zioa (EPFL, Switzerland)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 14
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-150-6.ch002
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Abstract

The evolution of digital communication devices and formats has recently produced fundamental changes in the practical approach to music representation and notation, transforming them from a simple visual coding model for sheet music into a composite tool for modelling music in computer and multimedia applications in general. As a consequence, a multi-layer model of music representation is needed for several purposes in addition to sheet music production or visual display, such as audio rendering, entertainment, music analysis, database query, music performance coding, music distance learning, etc. The Symbolic Music Representation is a standard for modelling music notations, proposed inside the MPEG multimedia framework. Symbolic music representation generalizes the main music notation concepts to model the visual aspects of a music score, and audio information or annotations related to the music piece, allowing integration with other audiovisual elements by multimedia references. The Symbolic Music Representation standard overcomes the limitations of a widely accepted format like MIDI, which is in line with its main purpose to model music events whereas it reveals important limitations in producing audio and visual representations with satisfactory results.

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Acknowledgment
Kia Ng, Paolo Nesi
Chapter 1
Kia Ng, Paolo Nesi
The MUSICNETWORK project was co-supported by the European Commission to bring music industry and related research areas into the interactive... Sample PDF
Interactive Multimedia MUSICNETWORK: An Introduction
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Chapter 2
Pierfrancesco Bellini, Paolo Nesi, Giorgio Zioa
The evolution of digital communication devices and formats has recently produced fundamental changes in the practical approach to music... Sample PDF
MPEG Symbolic Music Representation: A Solution for Multimedia Music Applications
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Chapter 3
Pierfrancesco Bellini
The evolution of information technology has changed the use of music representation and notation in software applications, transforming and... Sample PDF
XML Music Notation Modelling for Multimedia: MPEG-SMR
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Chapter 4
Graham Jones, Bee Ong, Ivan Bruno, Kia NG
This paper presents the applications and practices in the domain of music imaging for musical scores (music sheets and music manuscripts), which... Sample PDF
Optical Music Imaging: Music Document Digitisation, Recognition, Evaluation, and Restoration
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Chapter 5
Pierfrancesco Bellini, Ivan Bruno, Paolo Nesi
Optical music recognition is a key problem for coding western music sheets in the digital world. This problem has been addressed in several manners... Sample PDF
Optical Music Recognition: Architecture and Algorithms
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Chapter 6
Jacques Steyn
XML-based languages for music have constraints not applicable to typical XML applications such as for standard text documents or data sets. Music... Sample PDF
Challenges of Designing a Markup Language for Music
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Chapter 7
Jacques Steyn
Design goals determine the particular structure of a markup language, while the philosophy of what markup languages are about determine the... Sample PDF
Alternative Design Goals for a General Music Markup Language
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Chapter 8
Michael Olivia
This chapter considers the development of systems to deliver multimedia content for new opera. After a short overview of the history of multimedia... Sample PDF
Interactive Systems for Multimedia Opera
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Chapter 9
Cornelius Poepel
An overview on problems and methods to map performers’ actions to a synthesized sound is presented. Approaches incorporating the audio signal are... Sample PDF
Driving Sound Synthesis with a Live Audio Signal
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Chapter 10
David Luigi Fuschi, Bee Ong, David Crombie
From the authors’ perspective, technology is both a tool and a developing factor which can foster cul-ture and learning development. This chapter... Sample PDF
How Technology Can Support Culture and Learning
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Chapter 11
Somnuk Phon-Amnuaisuk, Chee Keh Siong
Our work bridges two interesting topics: the research in the area of web-based applications and the area of learning technologies. We give an... Sample PDF
Web-Based Music Intelligent Tutoring Systems
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Chapter 12
Jaime Delgado, Eva Rodríguez
This chapter discusses technologies and standards related to digital rights management (DRM). Firstly, it presents DRM systems that are multimedia... Sample PDF
Digital Rights Management Technologies and Standards
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Chapter 13
Martin Schmucker
This chapter explains the fundamental principles of audiovisual content protection. It explains the basic knowledge that is needed to understand the... Sample PDF
Possibilities, Limitations, and the Future of Audiovisual Content Protection
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Chapter 14
Online Music Distribution  (pages 325-363)
Francesco Spadoni
This Chapter analyses multiple aspects of on-line music distribution, investigating the major problems, the different approaches and business... Sample PDF
Online Music Distribution
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