Document Type

Conference Paper


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Publication Details

Proceedings of the 14th Sound and Music Computing Conference, July 5-8, 2017, Espoo, Finland.


The aim of this paper is to present techniques and results for identifying the key of Irish traditional music melodies, or tunes. Several corpora are used, consisting of both symbolic and audio representations. Monophonic and heterophonic recordings are present in the audio datasets. Some particularities of Irish traditional music are discussed, notably its modal nature. New key-profiles are defined, that are better suited to Irish music.