This module describes classes for performing windowed and overlapping windowed analysis. The music21.analysis.windowed.WindowedAnalysis provides a reusable framework for systematic overlapping window analysis at the starting at the level of the quarter note and moving to the size of an entire

Modular analysis procedures inherit from music21.analysis.discrete.DiscreteAnalysis. The music21.analysis.discrete.KrumhanslSchmuckler (for algorithmic key detection) and music21.analysis.discrete.Ambitus (for pitch range analysis) classes provide examples.


class music21.analysis.windowed.WindowedAnalysis(streamObj, analysisProcessor)

Create a WindowedAnalysis object.

The provided analysisProcessor must provide a process() method that, when given a windowed Stream (a Measure) returns two element tuple containing (a) a data value (implementation dependent) and (b) a color code.

WindowedAnalysis methods

WindowedAnalysis.analyze(windowSize, windowType='overlap')

Calls, for a given window size, an analysis method across all windows in the source Stream.

If windowType is “overlap”, windows above size 1 are always overlapped, so if a window of size 2 is used, windows 1-2, then 2-3, then 3-4 are compared. If a window of size 3 is used, windows 1-3, then 2-4, then 3-5 are compared.

Windows are assumed to be partitioned by objects.

Returns two lists for results, each equal in size to the length of minimum windows minus the window size plus one. If we have 20 1/4 windows, then the results lists will be of length 20 for window size 1, 19 for window size 2, 18 for window size 3, etc.

>>> s = corpus.parse('bach/bwv66.6')
>>> p = analysis.discrete.Ambitus()
>>> wa = analysis.windowed.WindowedAnalysis(s, p)
>>> len(wa._windowedStream)
>>> a, b = wa.analyze(1)
>>> len(a), len(b)
(36, 36)
>>> a, b = wa.analyze(4)
>>> len(a), len(b)
(33, 33)

Take the loaded stream and restructure it into measures of 1 quarter note duration.

>>> s = corpus.parse('bach/bwv324')
>>> p = analysis.discrete.Ambitus()
>>> # placing one part into analysis
>>> wa = analysis.windowed.WindowedAnalysis([0], p)
>>> post = wa.getMinimumWindowStream()
>>> len(post.getElementsByClass('Measure'))
>>> post.getElementsByClass('Measure')[0]
< 1 offset=0.0>
>>> post.getElementsByClass('Measure')[0].timeSignature # set to 1/4 time signature
<music21.meter.TimeSignature 1/4>
>>> len(post.getElementsByClass('Measure')[1].notes) # one note in this measures
WindowedAnalysis.process(minWindow=1, maxWindow=1, windowStepSize=1, windowType='overlap', includeTotalWindow=True)

Main method for windowed analysis across one or more window sizes.

Calls analyze() for the number of different window sizes to be analyzed.

The minWindow and maxWindow set the range of window sizes in quarter lengths. The windowStepSize parameter determines the increment between these window sizes, in quarter lengths.

If minWindow or maxWindow is None, the largest window size available will be set.

If includeTotalWindow is True, the largest window size will always be added.

>>> s = corpus.parse('bach/bwv324')
>>> ksAnalyzer = analysis.discrete.KrumhanslSchmuckler()

placing one part into analysis

>>> sopr =[0]
>>> wa = analysis.windowed.WindowedAnalysis(sopr, ksAnalyzer)
>>> solutions, colors, meta = wa.process(1, 1, includeTotalWindow=False)
>>> len(solutions) # we only have one series of windows
>>> solutions, colors, meta = wa.process(1, 2, includeTotalWindow=False)
>>> len(solutions) # we have two series of windows
>>> solutions[1]
[(<music21.pitch.Pitch B>, 'major', 0.6868...),
 (<music21.pitch.Pitch B>, 'minor', 0.8308...),
 (<music21.pitch.Pitch D>, 'major', 0.6868...),
 (<music21.pitch.Pitch B>, 'minor', 0.8308...),...]
>>> colors[1]
['#ffb5ff', '#9b519b', '#ffd752', '#9b519b', ...]
>>> meta
[{'windowSize': 1}, {'windowSize': 2}]


class music21.analysis.windowed.TestMockProcesor

TestMockProcesor methods


Simply count the number of notes found