Do Re Mi Flip My Melody
Eran Deutsch, Jennifer Dong
University Transition Program
Floor Location : J 032 N

When presenting a musical piece, the musician reads the musical symbols from the scores and translates them into music. Paper sheet music is the original, and most commonly used form of sheet music, but flipping the pages requires the player to release one hand from the instrument to make the turn. When presenting a musical piece, an assistant is usually needed in order to flip the paper pages in sync with the music. Digital scores have many pros, like portability. Many musicians use tablets; however, flipping pages is done by swiping or using foot pedals through a wireless Bluetooth connection. Flipping pages requires experience, adds complexity and are a distraction, so they can be stressful during a musical presentation. No available apps on the market have the ability to flip a page automatically. In this project, an application, written in Python, was developed to automatically flip the pages of a digital score by listening to monophonic music using music recognition software, analyzing the audio signal in real time through detection software, and matching it to the original scores using the comparison algorithm that grabs the real time notes and runs detection checks for each note to make sure that it calculated the correct location in the musical piece. The application can identify a wrong note and automatically pinpoint the current location on the page. Furthermore, the application can be helpful for people with hearing deficiencies to play an instrument or for people with disabilities to flip pages. A more advanced version can be beneficial to music students, pinpointing areas that need improvement.