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The abc tune search / tune finder gives you access to thousands of folk & traditional tunes from across the web - use the search form below or browse the tunes or visit the collections they are drawn from. [Currently the index contains around 560,000 tunes in 270,000 files.]
You can also browse the tunes by the initial title letter:
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NOTE: Sorry, but there are no scores or lyrics for pop/rock music in the abc tune search (though you could try here). See the search help page for reasons why not.
[NB Before the search facility was added, the abc tune search was previously known as the web-wide abc index.]
... is a query-by-playing search engine - just play the tune on an instrument of your choice and it will transcribe the sounds into abc and then try to match that with tunes found online - a remarkable development from Bryan Duggan.
... alternatively, take a look at John Chambers' all-inclusive abc tune finder, a comprehensive search engine for finding abc tunes on the web.
... or, take a look at musipedia, Rainer Typke's searchable collection of music. Many abc-encoded tunes are included and, although the abc source is only accessible to registered users, it is very handy for identifying music.
... alternatively, there are a number of other sites with abc tune search engines. Try, in no particular order:
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... concertina, accordeon, tuba, bouzouki, bagpipes, mandolin, diatonic, percussion, flageolet, zither ...
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