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The Open Music Encyclopedia

Welcome to Musipedia! Inspired by, but not affiliated with Wikipedia, we are building a searchable, editable, and expandable collection of tunes, melodies, and musical themes.

Every entry can be edited by anybody. An entry can contain a bit of sheet music, a MIDI file, textual information about the work and the composer, and last but not least the Parsons Code, a rough description of the melodic contour.

Name that Tune

Musipedia uses the "Melodyhound" melody search engine. You can find and identify a tune even if the melody is all you know. You can play it on a piano keyboard, whistle it to the computer, simply tap the rhythm on the computer keyboard or use the Parsons code.

Music Search

You can base your search on melody (i. e., pitch and rhythm), melodic contour, or just rhythm.

Melody Search

Identify a melody by entering it

Contour-based Search

If you are unsure about the exact intervals between notes, try the Melodic Contour Search. This way, all you need to know is whether the tune goes up, down, or if the pitch stays the same.

Rhythm-based Search

For an even simpler (but less specific) way of searching, try the Rhythm-based "Query by Tapping" search method.

SOAP Interface

If you are a computer, or want to integrate the Musipedia search into your own web service, you can use the SOAP interface, which makes it possible to search based on melody, contour, or rhythm.