S. Ganesh Ram, C. T. Palaniappan, M. S. Ramakrishnan, and R. Devanathan
The purpose of this paper is to propose a method to analyze creative music expressions of a performer in South Indian Classical Music (Carnatic Music). The method performs a qualitative classification of the extracted note sequences in a Carnatic music exposition by defining pattern classes. The classification attributes the note sequences in varying degrees to each of the classes. These pattern classes, based on the formalized Carnatic music theory, help in capturing the dynamics of a performer. This provides a framework for style-based music generation.