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Melodies from Meertens Tune Collections and Essen Folksong Collection as sequences of features.

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The Meertens Tune Collections include various data sets with melodic data. The melodies are provided in Humdrum **kern encoding and as MIDI sequences. In many cases, a representation of the melodies as sequences of feature values is needed rather than encoded scores.

MTCFeatures is a Python module that provides melodic data sets containing such feature sequences, and functionality for feature and object filtering and feature extraction.

The following data sets are included:

  • MTC-ANN-2.0.1 - A small set of 360 richly annotated melodies from Dutch sources.
  • MTC-FS-INST-2.0 - A large set of c. 18 thousand melodies from Dutch sources.
  • ESSEN Folksong Collection - A set of over 8 thousand folk song melodies mainly from Germany.

Further documentation is available at, or in the ./docs directory.

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