Music Retrieval Demo

The aim of this demo is to automatically find audio clips that sound "similar," in some sense, to an example clip. Here's a brief explanation of how the demo works. Even if you think Gregorian chant sounds nothing like Nat King Cole, do listen with an open ear: the similarities are often surprising.

Some things to search for:

Piano music · Grunge rock · Acoustic guitar · Reggae · Jazz · Medieval plainsong

Comments and feedback to Jonathan Foote.
This demonstration uses an open-source software package called TreeQ. The TreeQ code is available at Sourceforge.
 Also, take a look at a similar  audio retrieval application, done by Muscle Fish LLC, that inspired this page.