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1 - Getting Started

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The sample files

The files referred to in this tutorial are included in the MelodicMatch installation. In the MelodicMatch installation folder, you will find a folder called "Samples", and under it a folder called "symphonies". This folder contains two subfolders: "No 099" and "No 101". These folders each contain a MelodicMatch search file and a MusicXML file containing the symphonic first movement itself, Adagio-Vivace Assai.xml and Adagio-Presto.xml.

To follow this discussion, import "samples\symphonies\No 101\Adagio-Presto.xml" into your music notation package. You should be able to play back the score to get a feel for the music. The philosophy behind MelodicMatch is that the best analyses come through a deep engagement with the music, although (as will be shown here) occasionally, a prima facie acquaintance can yield informative results surprisingly early.

Note If you want to examine the music used in this tutorial without first downloading MelodicMatch, you can download the MusicXML file containing the "Adagio-Presto" movement of Symphony No 101 here (compressed XML, 110Kb). You will need a music notation editor such as MuseScore in order to read the music notation.

After you've glanced at the music, the next step is to open a new search window in MelodicMatch. On the File menu, click New... -> New Search. You should see an empty search window in which you can create new patterns.

Note that this tutorial does not use the Search Wizard. If the wizard appears when you create a new search, you should cancel it by pressing ESC prior to following the steps in the tutorial topics.

The tutorial continues by Creating a New Pattern.

 
 

 

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