Music Genres and DSP

Started by BigMomma May 23, 2009
Hi!

I am currently investigating DSP techniques for my final-year
university project.
I want to create a program that uses an artificial neural network in
order to classify music genres.
Unfortunately, I have no prior experience with DSP. I was wondering if
anyone here could point me in the right direction.
I am particularly interested in DSP techniques that can be used to
extract features of music which are "informative" in terms of genre
classification.
The only thing I can think of is BPM and dominant frequency
extraction.

Any help, comments or links for further reading would be greatly
appreciated.

Thank you!
BigMomma wrote:

> I am particularly interested in DSP techniques that can be used > to extract features of music which are "informative" in terms of > genre classification.
Here's some conferences whose online proceedings will provide entry points and further references. http://smcnetwork.org/conferences http://www.google.com/search?num=50&q=dafx+proceedings Martin -- Quidquid latine scriptum est, altum videtur.