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Is it Violin or Viola?

Primary supervisor

David Taniar


  • Vishnu Monn (Monash University Malaysia)
  • Wong Kok Sheik (Monash University Malaysia)

Do you play any classical music instruments, like piano or violin? Would you like to combine your advanced music skills with computer science. This project analyses classical music using computer science techniques.


This project aims to develop a classification technique to identify musical instruments based on their sound recordings. In this project, we are going to focus on the string family: violin and viola, with a possible extension to cello.


Required knowledge

You must be an intermediate music instrument player (e.g. minimum level 5 or 6 piano, violin/cello, brass, woodwind). Prior knowledge on signal processing is necessary.