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Automated Tune Identification
By Mark Kinsler

>>  [ See "Musical Theme Search Using Incipits - What's That Song
>>  [ I Just Played?", by Robbie Rhodes (An Absentminded Performer),
>>  [ at http://mmd.foxtail.com/Sounds/incipits.html


Wow.  That's some project.  _All Things Considered_ is a radio show on
National Public Radio in the US.  Like many such shows, it has a short,
distinctive tune for its theme music.  Some years ago, they conducted a
research project to determine how many other pieces of music began with
a phrase similar to that in their theme.  They said that they did this
by using some sort of a musical dictionary whose name I don't recall.
They found several selections, including a string quartet.

Does anyone know about such a dictionary?

Mark Kinsler


(Message sent Wed 14 Apr 2004, 11:49:42 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

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