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 Author: jsd
see Posted: Sep 30 2018 - 05:30 PM
Subject: *file* as search target
1) Thanks for providing this service.

2) It would be nice to be able to use a *file* to specify the target of a search.
-- Why make the user whistle it, when a .wav or .mp3 of the melody already exists?
-- Why make the user play it on a midi keyboard, when a .mid file already exists?

Observed behavior: I can convert the .mid to .ly, and then copy-and-paste the
code into the search window on the javascript search page. However, (a) that
is nonobvious and undocumented AFAICT, and (b) doesn't work easily or directly.
The code that lilipond™ writes to the .ly file is not accepted by the search
page. I can munge it by hand to make it acceptable, but (a) the requirements
are undocumented, and (b) that's a lot of busywork.

Desired behavior: It would be nice to have a conspicuous button to push to
upload a search-target file. Both .mid and .wav formats would make sense.

Tangential remark: Also it would be nice to make the window on the javascript
search page more tolerant and more capable, so it directly accepts the actual
.ly code that the lilypond™ program produces. For example, for a string of
notes all with the same duration, lilypond elides the duration indication
from all but the first ... but the search feature doesn't understand this.
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How to insert music:

Add a bit of sheet music, along with a MIDI file, simply by entering note names in Lilypond syntax between the [L] and [/L] tags.
For example, you can try what happens if you enter: [l]g'4 g'4 d''4 d''4 e''4 e''4 d''2[/l] (use the Preview function if you don't actually want to post this).
You can create these lists of note names by clicking on piano keys here.

How to post an audio recording:

If you just want to sing, whistle, or play a melody so that other forum visitors can hear it, follow these steps:

  1. Record your audio here.
  2. You should notice a 32-character hash code, something like: 2a40281c5001c5a7d8c9f57fcdeccfaf
  3. copy this hash code and paste it into a forum post, enclosed in the audio tags, for example: [audio]2a40281c5001c5a7d8c9f57fcdeccfaf[/audio]

How to mark a thread as solved:

If the original question in a thread is solved, please mark it as solved using the "solved" icon (or by just typing [solved] into your post). This makes life easier for people who are willing to identify melodies, since unsolved problems are easier to spot that way. If a problem turns out to not be solved after all, just write [/solved] in a new post, and the thread will be labeled accordingly.