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ABC music notation search

Just when you forget the lyric and about to forget the tune...
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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!@)

mofosyne, Apr 08 2008

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abc_notation http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abc_notation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abc_notation [mofosyne, Apr 08 2008]

Search by Parson's Code http://www.melodyho...odic_contour.0.html
This one uses "R" rather than "." for repeated notes. Very easy. [MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 08 2008]

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       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 first note):   

       *.UDUDD.UDUD   

       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).
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 08 2008
  

       Given that there already are search engines that will identify a tune just from you humming it, isn't this a step backwards?
DrCurry, Apr 08 2008
  

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       isn't this a step backwards?
normzone, Apr 08 2008
  

       Now I am going to be humming that UDUDD UDUD song all evening.
bungston, Apr 09 2008
  
      
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