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All Categories > Name that Tune! > Melody forum > Tried a couple of well-known songs; no cigar
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Author: Peter Modin
Posted: Feb 04 2003 - 11:31 PM
Subject: Tried a couple of well-known songs; no cigar
The reason neither song was recognized is most likely that they have never been entered into the database.
Author: Bruce Jensen
Posted: Jan 31 2003 - 02:07 AM
Subject: Tried a couple of well-known songs; no cigar
I just provided the Parsons code for two US Civil War songs, 'Rally 'Round the Flag' and 'Marching Through Georgia.' Neither was recognized. Instead, the program delivered Mark Isham's 'Rules of Engagement' as the best choice, and for one song called it an exact match! This leads me to wonder if the program is errantly identifying old songs as new ones, when in fact the old songs provide the bases for the new songs, or there may even be no connection.

I general, I love the site!

Bruce Jensen
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