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March 5, 2020 at 1:51 pm #87167Participant@aruorihwo
We all have at some point caught ourselves humming a particular tune or heard a song playing on the radio and found ourselves wondering what song it was. Well, this article is going to help us solve that particular problem. We are going to be looking at the various ways we can find a song without knowing the lyrics.
If you are trying to find a song without knowing the lyrics, search engines such as Google, Bing, etc. won’t be of much help. You have to be able to give them some kind of clue, such as some parts of the lyrics, the name of the band, etc.
So let us check this list out:
Shazam has got to be one of the most popular audio recognition apps. If you don’t already know Shazam, well I don’t know what to say to you.
Shazam is an app that can be used to find the name of a song. It can be used on iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, or Android. You can also use it on your iPod touch if you have an external microphone.
In other to use Shazam, you have to download and install Shazam on your mobile phone, hold your phone towards the source of the music such as your TV or radio then press the tag button and allow Shazam to work its magic. Once it’s done, it displays details of the song, such as title, artist name, etc. If you don’t have an internet connection, no need to fret, just go ahead and Shazam would save your tag till when your connection is back up.
Shazam doesn’t work with live shows, just with pre-recorded music.
MusicID is a 3dollars iPhone app available worldwide that is similar to Shazam. It can also be used with Blackberry, Windows Mobile or any Java phone if you are on AT&T.
Just like Shazam, to get the title of a song, you hold your phone towards the source of the music and it tells you what song is playing. MusicID works with only pre-recorded music and not with live shows.
People in the US do not have to download the app as there is an SMS based service that enables you to dial a short-code, hold your phone to the music and you would get a text with the title of the song.
Midomi is a very unique app that can help you search for a song just by listening to you hum, sing or even whistle the tune. It is a well-organized site and has a huge database that can help you find songs from any source.
It is a web app that enables you to sing or hum for about 10seconds and you would be shown a list of marching songs. To get the best results, avoid background sounds and keep the volume bar in the green.
The web app is free to use, but it also has a mobile app that can be used on iPhone, Android, Nokia Ovi, and Windows Mobile phones.
AudioTag is a web app that offers a free music recognition tool. With AudioTag, you would need to upload a small portion of the song or even the full song and AudioTag would track the title by comparing it with what it has in its database.
To get the best results, you can either upload a part of the music from the middle or better still upload the full song. This would help you check the details of the song.
WatZatSong which is “What’s that song” is a creative platform that enables you to use the help of other music lovers to find the title of a song you are looking for.
You can upload a short Mp3 recording or a recording of you singing/humming the song on the site and members of the site would give suggestions on the title of the song. The suggestions would not come instantly and you can help make it faster and easier by giving more details like the music style and the language which it was recorded in.
The web app enables you to cross-post your request across several platforms like Facebook, Twitter, etc so more people can join the search.
Name My Tune
Name My Tune is a web app where you upload a recording of the song you are trying to find, enter the genre and the era you think the song would fit into and when the song has been found by the people on the site you would be sent an email with the details of the song.
Musipedia is a search engine that finds songs using its melody. You can perform the search using either of two methods; by playing the song on a virtual keyboard or by whistling the song using a microphone.
It is best at finding classical music. Musipedia would identify all the music that matches the particular melody you just recorded, unlike Shazam that provides an exact match.
MelodyCatcher would help you track a song you are looking for if you enter the first 5-7 notes of the melody, you don’t have to enter the entire melody for it to be effective. You can enter the notes by using a Java-based on-screen keyboard and your mouse.
MelodyCatcher would search the web and show you a list of songs matching the melody you have entered.
Spotsearch is a mobile app incorporated with Spotify. It allows you to enter the lyrics of a song and once it identifies the song, it automatically directs you to YouTube to listen to the song instantly.
It is a free app that is supported on Android and other mobile phones.
SoundHound is similar to Shazam and a lot of people consider it to be the best app that gives accurate and faster results. With this app, you can hum the tune and the app would instantly identify and produce the results.
It can be used on all smartphone platforms. Soundhound provides live lyrics, displays the album of the artist, and the results can be shared across several social media platforms.
With any of these music recognition apps, it is easy to identify the name of a song, get the lyrics, name of the artists and other albums by the artist. You can give each one a try till you find the one you are most comfortable with.
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