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What online resources are available to (help) identify music for which I have at least some audio (or can hum/sing) or part of a written score (or can notate)?

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I have audio available (recorded or I can sing/play it)

  • Musipedia (hum, enter notation, or enter pitch "contour" [i.e., up, down, repeat])

A searchable, editable, and expandable collection of tunes, melodies, and musical themes. (Musipedia)

  • Shazam (uses 10-second clip of song)

The application can identify music, movies, advertising, and television shows, based on a short sample played and using the microphone on the device. (Wikipedia)

  • SoundHound (Hum, sing, or play recording; 10 second clip)
  • Bing Audio (continuous listening, no clip time-limit)

Bing Audio (also known as Bing Music) is a music recognition application ... designed to recognize recorded songs, not live performances or humming. (Wikipedia)

  • AHA Music (website and browser extension) (Chinese music/artists only?)
  • Midomi (Hum, sing, or play recording; 10 seconds or more; also has text-based searching)

I have written notation available (or I can create it)

  • Musipedia (hum, enter notation, or enter pitch "contour" [i.e., up, down, repeat])

A searchable, editable, and expandable collection of tunes, melodies, and musical themes. (Musipedia)


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