6190  Music Signature


Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2008 07:46:58 -0500
From: Gordon Erlebacher <gerlebacher@fsu.edu>
Subject: [Tango-L] Music Signature
To: tango-l@mit.edu


I have been updating my iTunes list, and sometimes come across a song
a title, or author or orchestra. Yet, I wish to fill in the blanks. That
got me
thinking: it would be nice to have a tool that would analyze a piece of
and provide some kind of signature characteristic (up to 50 numbers that
provide some sort of identification of the piece: this would be built
from the
waveform itself, and would contain beat, length of different structural
etc.). Different users would run their music through this tool and
upload the information
to the eng.tango.info database. Then, to fill the details of an unkown
I'd run the tool on this piece of music, upload the identification
signature to the
database, and search for the music.

What do you think of this idea? Do such tools exist? Does anybody have an



Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2008 14:52:55 -0500
From: "Sergey Kazachenko" <syarzhuk@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Tango-L] Music Signature
To: "Gordon Erlebacher" <gerlebacher@fsu.edu>
Cc: tango-l@mit.edu

> Do such tools exist?


Date: Fri, 05 Dec 2008 09:51:23 +0000
From: Edwin Spector <ems@alcatel-lucent.com>
Subject: Re: [Tango-L] Music Signature
To: tango-l@mit.edu

Another couple that I only learned about yesterday:

http://members.lycos.nl/catchytune/search.html (Correctly identified El


As tango music is a little 'specialised' these fine tools may need
teaching (where possible). Of course, anyone on this list would
recognise Desde El Alma in an instant.


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