Linking Sheet Music and Audio - Challenges and New Approaches

Verena Thomas, Christian Fremerey, Meinard Müller & Michael Clausen
Score and audio files are the two most important ways to represent, convey, record, store, and experience music. While score describes a piece of music on an abstract level using symbols such as notes, keys, and measures, audio files allow for reproducing a specific acoustic realization of the piece. Each of these representations reflects different facets of music yielding insights into aspects ranging from structural elements (e.g., motives, themes, musical form) to specific performance aspects...