Parsons Code

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Parsons Code

A simple method for coding the melody of a song as a sequence of up and down pitches. Only three letters are used (u=up, d=down, r=repeat) to describe the melodic contour, which is sufficient to distinguish between many tunes. See Musipedia and music search.
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