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user picture Author: rt
Posted: Mar 02 2006 - 06:22 PM
Subject: Slightly modified search algorithm
Today a new version of the search algorithm went live. I now pay more attention to pitch and a bit less to rhythm than before. Please let me know if something does not work for you anymore that should work (for me, searching now works better, especially for query by humming).

This change is the reason why the web search suddenly covers less data. For this modification, it is necessary to rebuild the search index from scratch, and this takes a while. Over the next couple of days, the number of MIDI files covered by the web search is going to grow again.
Soon, there is even going to be a new server just for the purpose of the web search. The added server capacity will allow me to make the search more accurate and/or faster (hopefully, this will be an "and").
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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]

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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.