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Tutorial - A Sample Search

This introduction to MelodicMatch covers some of the approaches you might take in working with the first movement of an 18th-century symphony. Some of the techniques reflect the nature of this particular genre, while others will be broadly applicable regardless of the period and style of music that you're working in.

Taken as a whole, this tutorial provides a statement of

  • What MelodicMatch does;
  • How to use it;
  • How it can help you.

The example looks at the first movements of Haydn's symphonies No 99 and No 101 from the Salomon symphonies of 1793. In doing so, the tutorial introduces the style of thinking required to take advantage of pattern-matching in music analysis..

Note This tutorial is also available in MelodicMatch's Online Help under "Getting Started".

The tutorial begins by Getting Started.



Write your music with an eye to its form and proportions as you go

Find patterns and points for comparison between pieces

Find typographical inconsistencies in remote locations