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Inspired by (but not affiliated with) Wikipedia, Musipedia is a searchable, editable, and expandable online collection of melodies. Entries can contain notation, a MIDI file, information about the work and the composer, and the Parsons Code for Melodic Contours. The database can be searched by tapping rhythmic information or by entering melodic information on a virtual keyboard, through a microphone, or using the Parsons Code.

Above, a screen capture shows that the first phrase of The star spangled banner has been entered. A search yielded that song (with notation and a midi file), along with melodies by Beethoven, Chopin, and Šostakovič, and several traditional songs and dance tunes.

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