Five Free Resources To Identify Songs Easily

Most of the time we tune into the radio and listen only to part of the song not knowing who it is by. We keep humming the song and wish we could listen to it again without knowing who sung it. We wish we had a service that can identify the song that is locked in your head.

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To help you out of such musical dilemma we have identified a list of handy resources that will identify the song for you for free.

1. LyricRat

Lyric Rat is naming that tune in 140 characters or less. When tried to search for “But now it seems I’m just a stranger to myself” it took 3 seconds and came up with the result “Wasted Years by Iron Maiden”.It also lists some alternatives. You can make sure by listening to a shot clip of the song online to confirm its the same tune you were looking for. To buy the album, just click on the title or artist that would take you to amazon where you can directly buy.


More info here.

2. Tunatic

Tunatic is free downloadable software for PCs and Macs. Its not a web-based service like the other ones but it does need an Internet connection to access the database to find the track. When you let Tunatic hear the song, you will get the artist’s name and the song’s title within seconds. Tunatic is the very first song search engine based on sound for your computer. All you need is a microphone and Internet access.


More info here.

3. Midomi

Midomi offers the ultimate music search by offering a service that is just perfect for those tune-stuck-in-your-head moments. You can sing into the microphone and even hum. It efficiently manages to isolate the tracks you  were attempting to sing. Its a perfect service where you do not know the exact lyrics by can hum the song.


More info here.

4. Musipedia

Musipedia uses the "Melodyhound" melody search engine. You can find and identify a tune even if the melody is all you know. You can play it on a piano keyboard, whistle it to the computer, simply tap the rhythm on the computer keyboard or use the Parsons code.


More info here.

5. Name My Tune

Name My Tune is another neat service that lets you sing or hum a tune into the microphone and you will get an email when the song gets identified. who identifies the songs? well the songs are identified by the visitors.


More info here.

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  2. nistelroi says:

    Wecome to russian Tunatic site


  3. jlvos says:

    Ever tried the MelodyCatcher
    A music search engine with surprising results.

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