Transcript of "Tunepal: A cloud powered traditional music search engine"
Dr Bryan Duggan DIT School of Computing email@example.com @ditcomputing http://tunepal.orghttp://facebook.com/tunepalhttp://tunepal.wordpress.com
What is Tunepal?• The worlds leading search engine for traditional Irish music• Available on iOS, Android, iPad & Online (through a browser)• Supports title searches & music searches• 17,135 tunes from different collections (& growing)• Around 10,000 mobile users (growing at a rate of
What is traditional music?• Mostly dance music (Reels, Jigs, Hornpipes, Polkas etc.)• Monophonic, Repetition• Conversational quality• Mostly in 2 octaves• Limited range of keys & modes• Quite a large corpus (~8000 tunes)• Uilleann pipes, flute, fiddle, concertina, bodhran, banjo• Mostly listening music nowadays
Collections• (Petrie 1855; Bunting 1843; Joyce 1909) X:422• The Music of Ireland, The Dance Music T:Come West Along the Road R:reel of Ireland – 1001 Gems (O’Neill, 1903) S:Session (O’Neill, 1907) H:See also #432, in A. This version is also played in A.• Ceol Rince Na hÉireann H:1st part similar to "Over the Moor to Peggy", #710 – (Breathnach 1963; Breathnach 1976; D:Arcady: Many Happy Returns Breathnach 1985; Breathnach 1996; D:Noel Hill & Tony McMahon: I gCnoc na Grai Breathnach 1999) Z:id:hn-reel-422• ABC M:C| K:G – (Walshaw 2007) d2BG dGBG|~G2Bd efge|d2BG dGBG|1 ABcd edBc:|2 ABcd edBd||• O’Neills (1997-2000) in ABC |:g2bg egdg|(3efg dg edBd|1 g2bg egdB|ABcd edBd:|2 gabg efge|dega – (Chambers 2007) bage|| – Norebeck (1997-2000)
Part Time PhD• Modelling creativity in traditional Irish music – MATT - A System for Modelling Creativity in Traditional Irish Flute Playing – A Combinational Creativity Approach to Composing Traditional Irish Reels• Modelling ornamentation & expressivness• I was working the problem of transcription• And then one Wednesday afternoon…
Tunepal for iOS/Android• Tunes in the “cloud”• Query-by-playing and title• Released February 2010• $4.99 on the app store• Access 17,000+ tunes on a mobile device• Geocoding
How does it work?• Native iPhone/Android clients• ABC2MIDI, ABC2PS, ABC4J, ABCJS• FMOD (iOS)• Android NDK• Transcription on the device• Edit distance searches on the server• MySQL/Apache/Tomcat/PHP
Users in 30+ countries! Query Country Count Ireland 10,613 USA 9,093 UK 4,507 Canada 1,136 Australia 1,046 France 987 Germany 804 Japan 695 Denmark 209 Netherlands 195 Spain 165 Sweden 148 Italia 126 New Zealand 98 Croatia 66 Switzerland 58 Romania 43 Norway 41 India 39 South Africa 23
Analytics• 184,160 iOS music searches• 70,521 Web searches• 52,484 Android searches• 330 music searches each day• 232 title searches per day• 17,135 scores downloaded• ~10,000 mobile users• Average 400 music searches per day• Average 400 title searches per day• ~300 downloads per month
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A grant• Tunepal HD• Marco Cascorina• Morgan Conlan• Jonathan Lynch• Jamie Osler• Lisa Shields
Listening to ClareFM.ie this morning.Heard a great tune…..interrupted by the Galway Races Used Tunepal……..it’s called The Parting………got it from The Session.org. So much fun……….. listening and learning Irish Trad.Thank you so much for the good you have done and are doing!It is ironic, but one of my mates has proudly proclaimed she has never had a cell phone, computer, nor opened an email account. She is utterly fascinated with Tunepal“I’m sure you’re getting emails every day saying how much folks love your tunepal site and iphone app. I have the app and LOVVVVVVVVVE it! I use it every day. Awesome awesome awesome!Getting a lot of use out of this app now. Everybody I have told so far is very impressed.”It’s pure magic. Thanks a million for having made this diamond and share it with everyone. If there was a God, I’m quite sure that he would have you blessed !I just wanted to thank you for the great idea and the great job you’ve done with Tunepal. It’s an excellent and very useful tool. Just what I whished for quite often.I am really impressed with the app. It was 100% correct in identifying tunes when I played them on flute or whistle. Having worked in a previous life in ultrasonic testing of materials, I can appreciate some of the problems involved.
The roadmap• Tap to record• Tunepal for Android tablets• Transposition invariant searches• Retina graphics & better usability• Black background record screen• Tune sorting• Events (geo)• Tune synching across devices• Musician finder service• Native browser record & DSP
• New collections – Ryan’s Mammoth collection) – ‘Ancient Irish Music’, ed. P. W. Joyce (Dublin, 1873) – ‘The Feis Ceoil Collection of Irish Airs’ – ‘O’Farrell’s Collection of National Irish Music for the Union Pipes’
Conclusions• Mobile device is the right platform for this technology – Always on internet, – CPU technology – GPS – Screen size• Having a significant impact on how musicians learn tunes and acquire repertoire• Making Apps is great fun, lots of nice things will happen to you