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ABC Music Notation Music search comes to the rescue!
essentially a site with a whole heap of (Google bot) search able pages of music title with only the chorus done in abc notation (To avoid death by lawyers)
To search this website, all you need is to type parts of the song in to Google's search
engine provided by the site.
Don't know how to do abc? Then use the on board Flash keyboard, and type out the tune.
It will then direct Google to search the site for the song that matches the notation.
(Urgg... why do i have ideas at nigh!@)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abc_notation [mofosyne, Apr 08 2008]
Search by Parson's Code
This one uses "R" rather than "." for repeated notes. Very easy. [MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 08 2008]
||ABC notation? It looks complicated, and
it looks as if you need to know which
key the piece is in to begin with.
There's a much easier notation, Parson's
Code, that basically involves saying
whether each note is higher (U), lower
(D) or the same (.) as the one before.
So, the first few bits of "Happy Birthday"
would be (using a "*" to indicate the
||This is ideal for searching for melodies
- you can do it in your head, and it
doesn't matter what key you're in.
There are several sites that use Parson's
Code to allow you to search melodies
(eg, see link).
||Given that there already are search engines that will identify a tune just from you humming it, isn't this a step backwards?
||isn't this a step backwards?
||Now I am going to be humming that UDUDD UDUD song all evening.