Sunday, September 9, 2007 - Sing us a song you're the piano man

I came upon this site last night and thought it was worth a mention and a visit if you have a little spare time on your hands.

The website goes by the name of Midomi and can be found at, and the basic premise behind it is that you sing or hum part of a song of your choice, and it will tell you instantly what song you are imitating. I personally didn't believe that it would work but it successfully named the first song that i sang so sweetly into my microphone, The Piano Man by Billy Joel (see above)
The process works by matching your recording to samples uploaded by members of the site and matches how alike the two versions are so whether or not your song is recognised it completely dependent on whether it has been added before.

I reckon one practical application of this would be solving of the ever-annoying "I heard that song on the radio, but have no idea of the name" syndrome.

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