Is there any good method available for using the internet or other resources to identify a tune? I've had the following melody going through my head, off and on, for the past couple of years:
Luckily it isn't continuous, and it's relatively vanilla and inoffensive, probably a TV show's theme song, or a jingle. But after having this earworm cohabiting my skull for this long, I'm getting curious about whether it's something my brain made up, or, if not, what it is.
I've seen cell-phone apps that seem to be for this purpose, but when someone offered me an opportunity to try one, it didn't seem to work. I whistled the opening bars of Beethoven's 5th, and it failed to recognize it. I don't know for sure, but I imagine that these apps access a database of audio recordings, so they can't recognize a different performance of the same melody as being the same.