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TUNEdb contains ...

16243 ABCs
1534 Artists
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More Statistics

Here are some statistics on the tunes in TUNEdb. These were taken when the database contained 14114 tunes.

Keys signatures

Here is a breakdown of the key signatures found in the database. This is a count of the number of ABCs in the database with each number of sharps or flats.
Sharps/FlatsNumber of ABCs
5 flats 13
4 flats 8
3 flats 89
2 flats 405
1 flats 772
0 sharps 3123
1 sharps 5075
2 sharps 3827
3 sharps 730
4 sharps 55
5 sharps 17

The key signature 1 sharp could be G major, E minor, A dorian, 2 sharps could be D major, B minor or E dorian etc etc.

The 0 sharps obviously includes C major, A minor etc but also those ABCs where the key is not given. (ABC2WIN assumes one sharp if no key signature given).

It looks like a nice standard distribution curve centred on one sharp.

The breakdown of key signatures by name is

Key Signature Count
?? 1308
Aaeo 2
Abmaj 1
Ador 397
Amaj 698
Amin 260
Amix 166
Aphr 2
Baeo 2
Bbmaj 214
Bbmin 13
Bdor 19
Bmaj 5
Bmin 136
B_ 8
B_ma 4
C#min 2
C-8 1
Cdor 17
Clyd 1
Cmaj 1411
Cmin 50
Cmix 4
Ctre 1
D/bm 1
Ddor 94
Dion 1
Dlyd 2
Dmaj 3268
Dmin 221
Dmix 236
Eaeo 3
Ebmaj 37
Edor 253
Emaj 52
Emin 309
Emix 10
Ephr 3
E_ 3
F#aeo 1
F#dor 1
F#min 11
Fdor 2
Fmaj 477
Fmin 8
Fmix 2
Gdor 55
Gmaj 4128
Gmin 172
Gmix 41
Gzb| 1

You can see that there are a few badly defined keys (Gzb ?), some odd modes (phr = phrygian - a scale starting on 'me'), but a pretty good breakdown all the same.

Its worth bearing in mind that TUNEdb is capable of holding multiple versions of tunes (look at Maid Behind the Bar for example) and currently holds a lot of Irish, and plenty of Scottish, English, Asturian, Breton and French tunes.

Here is an analysis by tune type

Tune Type Count
Reel 4096
Jig 2859
Polka 1994
Waltz 1004
Hornpipe 554
Undefined 552
Air 247
Slip Jig 228
March 185
Slide 123
Misc. 107
Polska 104
Quadrille 102
3/2 Hornpipe 96
Song Air 87
Strathspey 82
Schottische 70
Mazurka 66
Danza 54
Xiraldilla 52
Bourrée 48
Bourr\'ee 41
Branle 40
Slow Air 40
Song 40
Jota 35
Minuet 34
Muñeira 33
Marcha 32
Zwiefach 31
Fandangu 29
Double Jig 27
Set Dance 26
Tonada 25
Triple Hornpipe 25
Valse 25
Bourrée à 3 Temps 24
Cotillion 24
Pipe March 20
Vaqueirada 19
Highland 16
Rant 16
Single Jig 15
Alborada 14
Scots Measure 14
Fling 13
Sonderh\o{}ning 13
An Dro 12
Danza Prima 12
Gavotte 12
Pasucáis 12
Pasudoble 12
Bourrée à 2 Temps 11
Breakdown 11
Saltón 11
Añada 10
Hanter Dro 10
Pipe Reel 10
Scottiche 10
Tune 10
I've cut off at tune types with ten or more ABCs. You'll see that's there's work to be done polishing up and consolidating different spellings of tune types on the database - volunteers ???. Also be aware that people will say that a tune is in say E minor when it has C#'s and is really in E dorian, or that it is in A minor when it has a F#'s and is actually in A dorian. I haven't done any work on TUNEdb to correct this kind of error.
 
 
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