# 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).
• PROCESS → includes modules for feature extraction / visualization, pattern search, and file conversion.
• OPTIONS → specifies different options.
• SETTINGS → allows to save the global settings and recover a previous state.
• ABOUT → shows information about the authors & the Jazzomat Research Project.

### 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!

Next part: The DATA tab