Document Type

Conference Paper


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Publication Details

In Irish Signals and Systems Conference, ISSC, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2004.


A technique for detecting tin whistle note onsets and transcribing the corresponding pitches is presented. This method focuses on the characteristics of the tin whistle within Irish traditional music, customising a time-frequency based representation for extracting the instant when a note starts and the music notation. Results show that the presented approach improves upon the existing energy based approaches in terms of the percentage of correct detections.