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A technique for detecting tin whistle note onsets and transcribing the corresponding pitches is presented. This method focuses on the characteristics of the tin whistle within Irish traditional music, customising a time-frequency based representation for extracting the instant when a note starts and the music notation. Results show that the presented approach improves upon the existing energy based approaches in terms of the percentage of correct detections.
Gainza, M., Lawlor, R., Coyle, E., Kelleher, A.: Onset detection and music transcription for the Irish tin whistle. Irish Signals and Systems Conference, ISSC, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2004.