EasyAbc online (or could be ?)

EasyAbc online (or could be ?)

Let me show you what I’ve been working on lately :

http://alexandre.hassler.fr

A simple web application to quickly find a tune through a database (currently 1000 reels from Henrik Norbeck’s). I am a bit concerned about the overall performance though and would be glad to get some of your feedbacks. I always thought the process of searching a tune on a webpage a tedious task. I thought it would be awesome to have a single page application with no reloading…

Tell me what you think, I am open to any suggestions.

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You might want to check with the folks that maintain EasyABC since your application name coincides/collides with theirs. http://easyabc.sourceforge.net/.

You’ll need to access more than one source for the tunes and you’ll find yourself quickly drowning in versions.

This would be a good visual front end to JC’s ABC Tune Finder http://rudy-rucker.mit.edu/~jc/cgi/abc/tunefind. You might want to contact John Chambers and see if he wants to collaborate.

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I don’t plan on using the name EasyABC at all. I always thought EasyABC had a simple user interface and was wondering why there wasn’t a similar application on the web yet. If some people like the idea I could carry on the development of my app.

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Hi. I just had a quick look and it’s very impressive. Searching is very fast. One thing that stood out for me is not having alternative titles in the search list. For example, in this collection Henrik Norbeck has the tune titled ‘McMahon’s’ and it’s probably more commonly known as ‘The Banshee’. Searching for ‘The Banshee’ gives no results, although the tune is there under a different name.

It would be interesting to see it perform with a larger database of tunes…

Cheers!

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I understand your intent better now. Are you searching the Norbeck tunes from the app?

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Ok I’ll add the alternative names in my database.

@callison
No I did extract the data from Henrik’s abc archive with a parser of my own creation. Then I did populate my database on my own server. Hope I don’t need Henrik’s agreement to do that… my intent is only to develop a better tune finder UI after all. I don’t plan to use his archive for commercial use.

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