Identify Song Name by Singing, Playing or Humming

by on December 2nd, 2011

It happens all the time. We forget the name of our favorite song even when we can hum it. Sometimes we may record a short clip of any song being played, in bar or restaurant but can not figure out its name or title. We may have a short clip of any music recorded in our PC but we may not figure out which song it is. Search engines also fail to help in this matter because you need few words or title of the song to get it via Google or Bing. So here is the problem. How do you identify a song or how do you find out the title of song that you have recorded from somewhere or the song you can hum but can’t remember anything about its name, artist or album?

Good news is, there are websites and mobile apps that can take short clip of any tune, song or even listen to you humming and give you name or title of that song. There are many song recognizers online to help you find your favorite song.

Midomi is one music recognition service that can listen to song/tune from any source (you or speakers) and suggest you name of that song.

Name My Tune and WatZatSong are social networks to identify song name that you don’t know. People will listen your recording or short track to suggest the song name there.

Mobile apps for song recognition are also available. Midomi, musicID, Shazam provide mobile apps that can listen to music and name the song and artist details.

AudioTag can take music source from your PC or online resource and identify the song.

MusiPedia and MelodyCatcher offer virtual keyboard so that music artists can play that tune on that virtual keyboard to identify that tune.