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Re: Identifying classcial music by desktop

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John Haley <[log in to unmask]>

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Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:23:33 -0400

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Hi, Steve,

Many editions of collected sheet music, like Schirmer editions of say, the
Beethoven Sonatas or Chopin Etudes, have a page in the front with the
opening lines of music printed.  So you can look at that and quickly
identify a piece.  But that presupposes that you have a collection of such
sheet music, which is hard to come by these days.

Sometimes it helps if you will have a keyboard handy and can identify what
key a piece is in, which usually isn't hard.  It might sound like a Chopin
Nocturne, for instance, and if you know the key signature, then you have
vastly narrowed the possibilities.   Same for a Vivaldi concerto.  I have
even listened to the bits available on Amazon (a few seconds of each track)
to identify a particular piece, although they seem to be posting less of
those these days.

It sounds like a tough job, but somebody has to do it, right?

Best,
John Haley






On Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 1:49 PM, Frank Strauss <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi Steve-In theory Soundhound can recognize humming or singing, so it
> should be able to recognize piano. I have used it for several years, but
> have not had 100% success with it. It does a fair job of recognizing
> commercial recordings, sometimes giving two different performances when
> tried two different times.  Almost always gets the composer and song/work
> right. It has gotten much better over the years. I have it on my
> iPhone-it's free, I think. If you use your cell phone, figure out where the
> mike is, and turn that end toward the sound source.
>
>
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
> > > [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Steven Smolian
> > > Sent: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 11:37 AM
> > > To: [log in to unmask]
> > > Subject: [ARSCLIST] Identifying classcial music by desktop
> > >
> > > I have hundreds of tape reels with classical live concerts and no
> > > announcements  This includes solo recitals, baroque music by composers
> > > whose
> > > names probably end in "I" and the like.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > If I can identify the sequence of works, I can often tie them to
> printed
> > > programs from which the boxes becam separated and by using other
> > resources.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Not being a pianist, I don't know the entire Chopin ouvre, Vivaldi from
> > end
> > > to end and lots more.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Is there a web site I can play my speakers into via a mike and
> converter
> > to
> > > identify lots of classical music?
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Steve Smolian
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
>
>
>
> --
> Frank B Strauss, DMD
>

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