EGT (Enriched Guitar Transcription) is a real-time and automatic guitar playing transcription software. Unlike most of the automatic score transcription software, not only the note on, note off events and pitch tracking are performed, but all the main guitar playing techniques are detected as well, providing a more complete transcription of the playing. These detections are made possible thanks to the use of an hexaphonic pickup (one pickup per string) enabling a string-by-string analysis. These transcriptions can then be used in many different contexts and / or embedded in different tools in order to obtain high-level information on the instrumentalist playing. This paper will demonstrate two use cases: a complete and realtime tablature writer and a 3D neck model controlled by the detected guitar playing events.


Guitar playing techniques hexaphony music information retrieval automatic score transcription augmented guitar guitar controller 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Loïc Reboursière
    • 1
  • Stéphane Dupont
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Théorie des Circuits et Traitement du Signal (TCTS)Faculté Polytechnique de Mons (FPMs)Belgique

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