Overview DATA PROCESS     OPTIONS, RESULTS, & SETTINGS
    FEATURE + VISUALIZATION PATTERN CONVERT  

How to use the MeloSpyGUI

Introduction

The MeloSpyGUI is a graphical interface that allows you to use melfeature to extract (score-based) features from

  • the Weimar Jazz Database,
  • the EsAC Database,
  • monophonic MIDI files,
  • Sonic Visualiser (SV) files (with melody annotations),
  • other symbolic file formats (EsAC, kern, CSV, TXT)

Overview

The MeloSpyGUI is divided into 5 tabs:

  • DATA → select the solos or melodies to be analyzed from a database or from external files (EsAC, CSV, MIDI, SV, TXT, kern).
DATA tab
  • PROCESS → includes modules for feature extraction / visualization, pattern search, and file conversion.
PROCESS tab
  • OPTIONS → specifies different options.
OPTIONS tab
  • SETTINGS → allows to save the global settings and recover a previous state.
SETTINGS tab
  • ABOUT → shows information about the authors & the Jazzomat Research Project.
ABOUT tab

Hints, Tooltips & Shortcuts

  • Throughout the MeloSpyGUI, you will find several hints in blue font color that explain how to best use certain parts of the program.
  • Also, many of the text fields show tooltips, i.e., example values, if you keep your mouse pointer on them for a little while.
  • In the top part of each tab of the MeloSpyGUI, you find a link “Online Documentation” that opens the relevant part of the online documentation in your browser
  • You can start the processing for each mode by hitting F5.
  • F6 will open the result file (if a default program for csv files such as Excel or Calc is defined on your machine).
  • F7 will open the folder of the result file.

Contact

For support inquiries, bugs reports, and furthers suggestions, please write to jazzomat (at) hfm-weimar.de.

Enjoy using the MeloSpyGUI!

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