Musical meter analysis: audio examples.

In these 99 audio examples, the meter was automatically analyzed using the proposed causal algorithm. Then, the analysis results were auralized along with the original pieces.

It is easy to note that the tactus pulse estimates are the most reliable and that the phase of the measure pulse (as marked by the bass drum) is often incorrectly estimated, as described in the abovementioned paper.

The 99 pieces were chosen randomly among the 474 pieces used for evaluation in the abovementioned paper. In the paper, approximately 60s excerpts from each piece were used for evaluation. In the audio examples, only 20s from the beginning of this evaluation segment is given. This is enough to hear how the causal algorithm converges.

Artist Title Genre Sample
Ceebrolistics aie/i try hip hop/rap aie_i_try
Howlin' Wolf Back door man jazz/blues back_door_man
Pepe Ahlqvist and Jarkka Rissanen Bad, bad whiskey Jazz/blues bad_bad_whiskey
Willie Harris West side blues jazz/blues barrelhouse_harris
Dead Prez Be healthy hip hop/rap be_healthy
Humphrey Lyttleton Black& blue jazz/blues black_&_blue
James Brown Show me soul/rnb/funk brown_showme
James Brown It's time to love (put a little love in your heart) soul/rnb/funk brown_timetolove
William Orbit Cavalleria rusticana electronic/dance cavalleria_rusticana
Marisa Monte Danca da solidao Rock/pop danca_da_solidao
Al DiMeola Dark eye tango jazz/blues dark_eye_tango
Abraham Laboriel Dear friends jazz/blues dear_friends
Depeche mode Enjoy the silence rock/pop depechemode_silence
Antero Jakoila El choclo world/folk el_choclo2
Neuroactive Space divider electronic/dance elektro_neuroactive
Terminal choice Totes Fleisch electronic/dance elektro_terminalchoice
Stone Empty corner rock/pop empty_corner
Petter En resa hip hop/rap en_resa
Hardy Hard Everybody shake your body (electro mix) electronic/dance everybody_shake_your_body
Pansoul Ezio electronic/dance ezio
London symphony orchestra Faust (ballet): adagio classical faust_adagio
Piffaro Ave regina caelorum classical flemish_delarue
Piffaro Pavane&Gaillarde "la Dona" classical flemish_susato_ladona
Take 6 Fly away soul/rnb/funk fly_away
John Lee Hooker Ground hog blues jazz/blues ground_hog_blues
Philharmonic ensemble pro musica Peer Gynt suite no.2 op.55: Solveij's song classical gynt_solveij
Herbie Hancock Watermelon man Soul/RnB/Funk hancock_watermelon_man
Academy chamber ensemble Sonata in A-dur op.5/1: andante-adagio classical handel_sonata1_1
Academy chamber ensemble Sonata in e minor: andante larghetto - adagio classical handel_sonata3_1
Academy chamber ensemble Sonata in e minor: allemande (andante allegro) classical handel_sonata3_4
Crosby, Stills, Nash &Young Heartland rock/pop heartland
Aphex Twin Heliosphan electronic/dance heliosphan
Creedence clearwater revival (wish I could) Hideaway rock/pop hideaway
Tricky Hot like a sauna Electronic/dance hot_like_a_sauna
B.B King How blue can you get jazz/blues how_blue_can_you_get
Joe Derrane with Carl Hession Humours of Lissadell/Music in the glenn/ Johnson's world/folk humours_of_lissadell_music_in_the_glen_johnson's
The Erstrand-Lind quartet I got rhythm jazz/blues i_got_rhythm
Cameo I just want to be soul/rnb/funk i_just_want_to_be
John Lee Hooker I love you baby jazz/blues i_love_you_baby
Glenn Miller In the mood Jazz/Blues in_the_mood
Inner circle Standing firm Rock/pop innercircle_standingfirm
Les Rythmes Digitales Jacques your body (make you sweat) electronic/dance jacques_your_body
London philharmonic orchestra Symphony no.41 in C major, Jupiter: Allegro classical jupiter_allegro
Sade Kiss of life soul/rnb/funk kiss_of_life
Gladys Knight and the Pips It's gonna take all our love rock/pop knight_ourlove
Südwestdeutsches kammerorchester Zwei elegische melodien nach gedichten von A.O.Vinje für Streichorchester:Letzter Frühling classical letzter_fruhling
Hypnotist Live in Berlin electronic/dance live_in_berlin
Abraham Laboriel Look at me jazz/blues look_at_me
Britney Spears Lucky rock/pop lucky
Jimi Hendrix Machine gun rock/pop machine_gun
Stone Mad hatter's den rock/pop mad_hatters_den
Take 6 Mary soul/rnb/funk mary
Al DiMeola Mediterranean sundance jazz/blues mediterranean_sundance
Philharmonia quartett Berlin, soloist Dieter Klöcker Quintett Es-dur: allegro moderato classical meyerbeer_allegromoderato
Süddeutsche philharmonic # conducted by Hanspeter Gmuer A midsummer night's dream. Notturno. Con moto tranquillo classical midsummer_notturno
Brendan Larrissey Mist on the mountain/Three little drummers world/folk mist_on_the_mountain_three_little_drummers
Mariah Carey My all rock/pop my_all
Beastie boys No sleep till Brooklyn hip hop/rap no_sleep_till_brooklyn
Dave Grusin Old bones Jazz/Blues old_bones
Busta Rhymes One hip hop/rap one
Britney Spears Oops! I did it again rock/pop oops!_i_did_it_again
Life of agony Other side of the river rock/pop other_side_of_the_river
Lars Edegran Orchestra & New Orleans Jazz Ladies Panama jazz/blues panama
Red Hot Chili Peppers Parallel Universe rock/pop parallel_universe
Nebulla II Peacemakers electronic/dance peacemakers
Aphex Twin Pulsewidth electronic/dance pulsewidth
Bob Wilber and Antti Sarpila Moon song jazz/blues sarpila_moonsong
Sash! feat.Rodriguez Ecuador electronic/dance sash_ecuador
Blümchen Schmetterlinge electronic/dance schmetterlinge
Orbital Science friction electronic/dance science_friction
Miles Davis Seven steps to heaven jazz/blues seven_steps_to_heaven
Memphis Slim Really got the blues jazz/blues slim_gottheblues
Paco de Lucia Solo quiero caminar jazz/blues solo_quiero_caminar
Soile Viitakoski (vocals), Marita Viitasalo (piano) Solveig's song classical solvejg's_song
Miles Davis Someday my prince will come jazz/blues someday_my_prince_will_come
The Dave Weckl band Song for Claire jazz/blues song_for_claire
Abba S.O.S rock/pop sos
The Brecker brothers Sponge jazz/blues sponge
TDR Squelch electronic/dance squelch
Frank Sinatra Strangers in the night rock/pop strangers_in_the_night
Sunbeam Outside world electronic/dance sunbeam_outsideworld
Johnnie Taylor Lady my whole world is you soul/rnb/funk taylor_worldisyou
Jesus Jones The devil you know rock/pop the_devil_you_know
Ahmad Jamal The girl next door jazz/blues the_girl_next_door
The golden nightingale orchestra The sound of silence rock/pop the_sound_of_silence
Gary Moore The supernatural jazz/blues the_supernatural
Al Green Tired of being alone soul/rnb/funk tired_of_being_alone
Travis Turn rock/pop turn
Ultra Naté Free electronic/dance ultranate_free
Petter feat.Kaah Ut och in på mig själv hip hop/rap ut_och_in_på_mig_själv
Südwestdeutsches kammerorchester Serenade nr.2 F-dur für streichorchester:Allegro moderato classical volkmann_allegromoderato
Abba Waterloo rock/pop waterloo
Närpes skolmusikkår-Närpes youth band, conductor Anders Teir Watermelon man jazz/blues watermelon_man_närpiö
Spyro Gyra Westwood moon jazz/blues westwood_moon
Dizzy Gillespie and Arturo Sandoval Wheatleigh Hall jazz/blues wheatleigh_hall
Sanne Where blue begins Jazz/blues where_blue_begins
Kiss Within rock/pop within
Desmond Dekker You Can Get It If You Really Want Rock/pop you_can_get_it_if_you_really_want
The Roots feat. Erykah Badu You got me hip hop/rap you_got_me