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Re: How To Find Tunes
« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2010, 08:13:01 AM »

Chris Walshaw has just released the March 2010 edition of the tune search on his abc site here this is really slick and returns all the tunes in a list with the start of the musical dots shown and the ability to play each tune from the list. I found it very quick and easy to use but a warning you can spend hours just comparing versions of tune, I was initially looking for Constant Billy, hours of fun.
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Re: How To Find Tunes
« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2010, 08:29:06 AM »

http://www.wikifonia.org/
a great resource for tunes of all kinds and can be transposed online before printing off etc.
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Re: How To Find Tunes
« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2010, 08:40:36 AM »

Terrifying!   I tried to test it with 'egb egb' start notes of our March ToTM. OK that's a common motif in Em - 859 different tunes  ???  And 'egbegb' didn't work. If you're listening Chris - fantastic work as ever. If you could get Regular Expression parsing or similar in there it would be to the good.
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Re: How To Find Tunes
« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2011, 10:25:23 AM »

Here's some more links for you to have a look at:

The Kitchen Musicianhttp://www.kitchenmusician.net/pages/kmmusicalpha.html


Nottingham Music Databasehttp://abc.sourceforge.net/NMD/  or this one  http://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~ef/music/tunes/PIndexmick.peat.htm

Nottingham Music Database (Midi Version)  :  http://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~ef/music/tunes/index.htm


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Re: How To Find Tunes
« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2011, 04:58:23 AM »

Hi Lester,

two new links for your list, both for Scandinavian music:-
http://www.folkwiki.se/Kategori/Kategori

http://spillefolk.dk/nodesamling/findnode.php

loads of great tune in there :||:



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Re: How To Find Tunes
« Reply #25 on: May 13, 2011, 10:18:27 PM »

Various tune sets in PDF format from the "border Box" band may be found here,

http://www.northumbrian.info/borderbox/index.htm

The site also has a history of the band and a number of photographs.

I would imagine that Theo may well have heard of them.

Cheers

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Re: How To Find Tunes
« Reply #26 on: November 10, 2012, 04:05:35 PM »

I am gathering my useful tune sites at a google site:

Reed's tune collection

at: https://sites.google.com/site/sessioncollections/
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Re: How To Find Tunes
« Reply #28 on: May 15, 2015, 11:14:06 AM »

An 'interesting' collection of tunes. ;)
Quite a lot from eastern European countries, Russia and the Middle East; but only 12 English tunes, 2 Scottish and one Welsh tune.
However, presumably by way of compensation, we have quite a smattering of tunes from an 'extended Europe' which includes the USA, South Africa, Venezuela, Mexico and even Taiwan!
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Re: How To Find Tunes
« Reply #30 on: July 03, 2015, 02:45:04 PM »

Here's a new (at least to me) search engine - you can just "play" the notes on a virtual keyboard - works a treat:

http://www.kooplet.com/cgi-bin/kooplet/search.pl

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Re: How To Find Tunes
« Reply #31 on: July 13, 2017, 12:44:23 AM »

Here is a site that has a number of tunes in button numbers. Great info, easy read, and easy songs along with you tube links for a variety of the applicable song keys.
     
     http://www.Tunes2play4fun.com









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Re: How To Find Tunes
« Reply #32 on: November 25, 2018, 09:01:51 PM »

As some of you will know, I am transcribing field recordings of tunes from the Yorkshire Dales and have done about 200 so far. Many of these tunes are not named on the recordings. Research on the internet often enables me to identify them, but not always, so I ask you guys on melnet - sometimes you are able to provide the names, but not always, which leads me to the point of this post.

Although there are several good websites mentioned in this thread that can help one find a tune when you already know its name, there are very few where you can type in the dots or ABC of a tune and it will tell you the name of that tune. www.folktunefinder.com is useful, but I only find the names of about half the tunes I seek when using it. There is also www.kooplet.com but it seems to be less successful in finding tunes than folktunefinder.com.

Are there any other apps or websites out there that can be used to find the name of a tune when you have its dots or ABC?

A particular problem occurs with tunes collected from the 1950s onwards, when the distinction between folk dance tunes and old time dance tunes becomes more blurred. Are there any apps out there that will search through old time tunes as well as folk dance tunes?

Any help would be much appreciated. In the meantime, if no-one minds, I'll keep posting requests on melnet to identify tunes for which I have no name.
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Re: How To Find Tunes
« Reply #33 on: November 25, 2018, 10:58:27 PM »

The search engine at http://abcnotation.com/search lets you type in ABC fragments to find a tune. I've also successfully used Google to find and identify a tune by guessing at the ABC notation for part of it.
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Re: How To Find Tunes
« Reply #34 on: November 26, 2018, 10:19:42 AM »

hi Bob

I find http://abctunesearch.com handy, but mainly for Irish tunes.
When using http://abcnotation.com/search the TuneGraph can sometimes give useful leads to similar melodies.

I haven't had much success using the Theme Code Index at https://www.tunearch.org/wiki/Theme_Code_Index, but it sounds like an interesting option for searching a wide range of tunes using the intervals between successive notes.

Good luck!

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Re: How To Find Tunes
« Reply #35 on: November 26, 2018, 10:54:38 AM »

The search engine at http://abcnotation.com/search lets you type in ABC fragments to find a tune. I've also successfully used Google to find and identify a tune by guessing at the ABC notation for part of it.


I have tried the http://abcnotation.com/search you suggested, but without any success. It even failed to find well-known tunes such as Buttered Peas, Castles in the Air and Huntsman's Chorus. I hadn't thought of typing ABC notation into Google, but I'll try it later today.
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Re: How To Find Tunes
« Reply #36 on: November 26, 2018, 11:06:20 AM »

I've tried typing a couple of bars of several tunes into Google, but it failed to find any of them, even the well-known ones.

I'll try Smiley's suggestions next.
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Re: How To Find Tunes
« Reply #37 on: November 26, 2018, 11:32:15 AM »

John Chambers tune finder is pretty good.
This is the MIT based link (Trillian)

http://trillian.mit.edu/~jc/cgi/abc/tunefind
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Re: How To Find Tunes
« Reply #38 on: November 26, 2018, 12:49:22 PM »

I've tried Ian's (Smiley) suggestions. http://abctunesearch.com/ came up with a lot of suggestions, but none sounded anything like the tunes for which I was searching. I couldn't work out how to use the Theme Code Index of the Tunearch website.

I had not thought of Greg's suggestion of typing ABC notation into the trillian search engine, so I tried it. Pasting in the notation for an entire tune came up with no suggestions at all. Pasting in just a few bars of Buttered Peas came up with hundreds of suggestions, none of which was Buttered Peas!

This is proving frustratingly difficult.
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Re: How To Find Tunes
« Reply #39 on: November 26, 2018, 01:13:08 PM »

Should we add the Playford Omnibus dots/ABC's here?  Great resource, I think via Pete?
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