Master of Science (MS)
First Committee Member
Evangelos A. Yfantis
Number of Pages
This thesis covers research into the mathematical basis inherent in music including review of projects related to optical character recognition (OCR) of musical symbols. Research was done about fractals creating new pieces by assigning pitches to numbers. Existing musical pieces can be taken apart and reassembled creating new ideas for composers. Musical notation understanding is covered and its requirement for the recognition of a music sheet by the computer for editing and reproduction purposes is explained. The first phase of a musical OCR was created in this thesis with the recognition of staff lines on a good quality image. Modifications will need to be made to take care of noise and tilted images that may result from scanning.
Computer; Music; Survey
Computer science; Music
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Russell, Maria N, "A survey of computer uses in music" (1997). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 3345.
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