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User-created Songsmith videos

January 22nd, 2009

There is a lot that has been said about Microsoft’s ‘Songsmith’ software – or, to be specific, the promotional video┬áthat’s currently doing the rounds.

The idea of extracting key from a monophonic pitch sequence is interesting, but extrapolating chords from the determined key seems to be a little tricky. Here are some interesting examples provided by Songsmith users in the past week or so.

The Police: ‘Roxanne’

Van Halen: ‘Runnin’ With The Devil’

Metallica: ‘Enter Sandman’

Oasis: ‘Wonderwall’

Marvin Gaye: ‘What’s Goin’ On’

The Beastie Boys: ‘Intergalactic’

Notorious B. I. G.: ‘Dead Wrong’

The Doobie Brothers: ‘Long Train Runnin”

…and many more.