Workshop 2018

Klaus Frieler & Frank Höger Weimar/Hamburg

Computational methods in jazz analysis allow, amongst others, to pepper up case studies by statistical descriptions and visualizations, to conduct large corpus studies or to search and mine for patterns of all sorts. This half-day workshop introduces into this amazing world of new opportunities by examples and hands-on exercises. We will use the MeloSpyGUI software and the Weimar Jazz Database, both developed during the Jazzomat Research Project as well as new web tools developed within the Dig That Lick project.

Free entry, but limited capacity, so please register with

The workshop is hosted by

University of Music “Franz Liszt” Weimar
Department of Musicology Weimar-Jena
Carl-Alexander-Platz 1
hochschulzentrum am horn
D-99425 Weimar, Germany

Funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)

Preliminary Program

Thursday, 20th September 2018, 14:00-18:30

14:00 Introduction: Computational Musicology, Jazzomat Research Project and the MeloSpyGUI.

14:30 Feature analysis with the MeloSpyGUI and the Feature History Explorer.

16:00 Coffee break.

16:30 Pattern mining using the MeloSpyGUI, the Pattern History Explorer and the Pattern Search Web Interface.

18:00 Open mentoring session for participants’ projects.


As a preparation for the workshop event, we recommend the following: