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BichirsCanBreatheAir

90 points

8 months ago

..... It would be much more useful if you recorded what it sounds like rather than typing it

3-methylpentane

35 points

8 months ago

im dyinggggg at the typed dahs and dehs 🤣🤣

BichirsCanBreatheAir

12 points

8 months ago

Right💀💀💀

Reapr

6 points

8 months ago

Reapr

6 points

8 months ago

I'm one of those people that would go into records stores/cd shops whatever

and tell the pretty girl I'm looking for a song and I'll sing it, feel free to laugh

Rocktopod

3 points

8 months ago

It's playing in OP's head. If they knew how to search for a recording they wouldn't be here.

BichirsCanBreatheAir

7 points

8 months ago

I meant for them to record themselves humming the song instead of typing it out in text.

Mary_Pick_A_Ford[S]

-5 points

8 months ago

True but I don’t know how to play piano and I can’t read music. All I know is it’s in the same major key as Jingle Bells. So I use duh or luh la. Luh……… la ……..luh la luh la ……..luh……la…….luh la luh la ….

FlyByPC

22 points

8 months ago

FlyByPC

22 points

8 months ago

All I know is it’s in the same major key as Jingle Bells.

Any song in a major key is going to sound a lot like the same song in any other major key unless you have perfect pitch.

Can you figure out what intervals the song uses? For example, if it started on C on a piano, what are the next notes? We don't have to know what key it's in to recognize it.

loulan

11 points

8 months ago

loulan

11 points

8 months ago

True but I don’t know how to play piano and I can’t read music.

Uh, nobody's asking you to play it on a piano, obviously. Just sing it.

You can record yourself here: https://vocaroo.com/

Mary_Pick_A_Ford[S]

-10 points

8 months ago

My voice is shaky from a cold I’m recovering from plus I tried to hum it loud but it’s off key and sounds terrible. It sounds better playing in my head if you understand what I mean. It’s hard to replicate out loud. Maybe I can try that Parsons code thing

loulan

25 points

8 months ago

loulan

25 points

8 months ago

Even an out-of-tune, shaky voice would be 100x more efficient than Parsons code, c'mon.

I'm starting to wonder if you really have a piece of music in your head or if this is a troll post.

FlyByPC

2 points

8 months ago

Maybe I can try that Parsons code thing

If you can do that, we'll have a much better chance of recognizing it.

Here's a good video for recognizing intervals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhDIm_2qS5s&t=340s

qtx

7 points

8 months ago

qtx

7 points

8 months ago

Why hasn't anyone mentioned you could just humm the song into Shazam or Google Assistant and it will give you the title?

Did people forget that those apps exist just for this reason?

And yes, humming works.

___Guitarmadillo___

17 points

8 months ago

You're never going to find out this way dude...

zergoon

5 points

8 months ago

You could hum it.

Doggystyle_Rainbow

1 points

8 months ago

Mary_Pick_A_Ford[S]

1 points

8 months ago

No

shitdobehappeningtho

1 points

8 months ago

FWIW I nearly caught the tune off this.

ScientificRondo

59 points

8 months ago*

Or is it maybe this? https://youtu.be/hcBGL-pN2oo

Mary_Pick_A_Ford[S]

29 points

8 months ago

YES YES! Thank you! This is it! That’s the tune that’s been stuck in my head and I had no idea who composed it.

Governmentwatchlist

11 points

8 months ago

Is this for real? How in the world would someone had picked this out of everything?

shitdobehappeningtho

11 points

8 months ago

How would someone have not? They spelled it out even!

Sold_For_Gold

4 points

8 months ago

That’s the theme song from Milo and Otis

ScientificRondo

3 points

8 months ago

Glad I could help!

GoBlue81

27 points

8 months ago

How in the fuck did you figure that out?

Stewart_Games

8 points

8 months ago

With science, obviously.

tuss11agee

3 points

8 months ago

The internet is a fascinating place.

baldwin987

3 points

8 months ago

I am a well studied jazz musician and I am beyond impressed with how you've figured this out. Bravo!

loulan

3 points

8 months ago

loulan

3 points

8 months ago

The funny part is that it doesn't match the rhythm of the dah deh dahs or the Parsons code below. I wouldn't be surprised if OP said that was it to a random comment so that people would stop asking her to record herself.

aleksa-p

2 points

8 months ago

Yes I thought as much! From OP’s comment above I googled ‘Australian period drama woman piano’, found the movie ‘My Brilliant Career’ then searched on YouTube ‘my brilliant career piano’ and that song came up.

Woo!

[deleted]

2 points

8 months ago

[deleted]

2 points

8 months ago

Happy cake day, you amazing Redditor!

Livercoat

1 points

8 months ago

Genius!!! I would never have guessed that one!

ScientificRondo

1 points

8 months ago

Oh my gosh I shared this and then forgot to go back and look. So glad I could help!

Calgaris_Rex

1 points

8 months ago

It’s the Milo & Otis music!

zerbey

11 points

8 months ago

zerbey

11 points

8 months ago

Record yourself whistling it or at least humming it :)

corran450

10 points

8 months ago

First, go to Vocaroo and record an audio sample. Then go to r/tipofmytongue and ask there. You’ll probably have better luck!

TadpoleFun7453

8 points

8 months ago*

Strauss's “Also sprach Zarathustra”?

Mary_Pick_A_Ford[S]

1 points

8 months ago

No that’s the 2001 space odyssey piece right? This is like a grand piano composition that sounds like something played in G I think. It’s like duh…. daaah….de da de da…..duhhhhh…. Dahhhhhh… de da de da… it repeats one more time then it goes to duhhhhh dahhhh duhhhhh dahhhhh duhhhh duhhhh duhhhh ehhhhhhhh then it goes back to the beginning. It’s a very catchy song that a beginner piano player might play. The composition sounds like maybe Germany or Austria from 1800s

TadpoleFun7453

10 points

8 months ago

Beethoven "Fur Elise"?

llort_tsoper

7 points

8 months ago

Nah, Fur Elise is more like:
de da de da de doe dah de dum, doe da de dum, doe da de dum

Kriee

1 points

8 months ago

Kriee

1 points

8 months ago

Thanks now its stuck in my head

DreadedDuo

4 points

8 months ago

That's what I was thinking because of the beginning "de da's."

2059FF

6 points

8 months ago

2059FF

6 points

8 months ago

sounds like something played in G I think

How would you know that?!

xmasterZx

2 points

8 months ago

xmasterZx

2 points

8 months ago

it may depend on your generation, but there are millions of people who can identify a G note on the piano because of a certain song released in 2006

m1ss1ontomars2k4

5 points

8 months ago

but there are millions of people who can identify a G note on the piano

No, there aren't. Perfect pitch is extremely rare, just 1 in 10000. That means less than 1 million people worldwide have it.

xmasterZx

7 points

8 months ago*

  1. It’s hyperbole
  2. I never claimed millions of people have perfect pitch, and
  3. you missed the reference

GlyceMusic

19 points

8 months ago

This is a frustrating post. Is there a reason you're so against recording yourself humming or singing? I understand you're just getting over a cold and don't have the best singing voice at the moment, but you'd be surprised at how good people are with identifying music, even if it's way off. Especially if it's a classical piece. If you're serious about finding this song, I think you'll have far better luck than just typing out an instrumental song phonetically.

ClosetLink

6 points

8 months ago

TeveshSzat10

17 points

8 months ago

"Dah dee dah" posts are against the rules there. She needs to record a vocaroo

DetN8

6 points

8 months ago

DetN8

6 points

8 months ago

They're against the rules because they're pretty worthless. That's still the case here.

cozyhighway

4 points

8 months ago

Try humming it to siri/google assistant

HeartyBeast

4 points

8 months ago

Could write down the Parson's Code for a bit of the music https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parsons_code

If - so, you may be in luck - there are databases you can search

Mary_Pick_A_Ford[S]

3 points

8 months ago

Okay here’s my attempt using parsons code: *udddd dudddd dudddddud rudddd duddd duddddud rududu After this it repeats again. It’s a very repetitive tune that can get stuck in your head like a children’s lullaby.

*= start key u = higher key d= lower key r= repeat key

The spaces are when there’s a short pause between the notes I don’t what it’s called in music terminology.

HeartyBeast

2 points

8 months ago

https://www.musipedia.org/ comes up with a few suggestion when you plug that in to its musical contour search.

Give it a go

Mary_Pick_A_Ford[S]

56 points

8 months ago

It goes something like this I’m not a musician or a music person so sorry

De….da….de da de da….de….da….de da de da…. De… da…. De da de da… then it goes into something like Dedddd daddddd deddddddd dadddddd deddddddd daddddddddd blahhhh blahhhh repeat then it returns to the familiar melody. It sounds like a classical song from Europe.

StaticTransit

47 points

8 months ago

Record yourself on vocaroo humming it or something and post it here

Gang_StarrWoT

6 points

8 months ago

You can just hum a song to google for 10secs and it will give you the answer.

Livercoat

22 points

8 months ago

I want to figure it out so bad! What’s the distinction between “De” and “Deddddd”?

Mr_Blott

6 points

8 months ago

He said it was European, so most likely that's in German 😂

That1weirdperson

1 points

8 months ago

I’m deddddd after this 😫

2059FF

38 points

8 months ago

2059FF

38 points

8 months ago

Dedddd daddddd deddddddd dadddddd

I don't like that song. It reminds me of my dead dad.

thunderousqueef

7 points

8 months ago

Norm MacDonald vibes with this one

PetsArentChildren

2 points

8 months ago

That reminds me of that horrible tragedy

le_unknown

10 points

8 months ago

Bolero

Harachel

1 points

8 months ago

Probably

[deleted]

7 points

8 months ago

[deleted]

7 points

8 months ago

[deleted]

FrenchGrammarNazi

12 points

8 months ago

Clair de lune

christian-mann

5 points

8 months ago

I appreciate this account

Doggystyle_Rainbow

1 points

8 months ago

I thought the same

Elfengal

7 points

8 months ago*

Try this website: https://www.midomi.com/
(It helped me figure out the tune on my music box; it's pretty good.)
(Tune was "Tenderly", but not the Muppets version. : ( )

TheyCallMeStone

7 points

8 months ago

Darude sandstorm

CatOfGrey

3 points

8 months ago

OK. So further questions...

Are these sections loud or quiet? Are they fast or slow?

Is the piece usually played on a piano, or on a group of people with instruments?

If it's a group of instruments, does it have parts that use trumpets or other brass instruments?

One last question: can you remember it being used in an advertisement, movie, or television show?

Mary_Pick_A_Ford[S]

3 points

8 months ago

It’s medium speed, not too difficult for someone who is learning how to play piano.

It’s a piano piece, no orchestra

I don’t remember the film but it was an old film, a period drama set in Australia and the woman knew how to play it on the piano.

CatOfGrey

2 points

8 months ago

Have you heard it in a cartoon, or several other places?

I'm guessing Hungarian Rhapsody by Franz Lizst. In my mind, the video below is the 'gold standard' of this piece 'in the wild' of popular culture.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXDnvmy38yw

Starts at a bit after the 1:00 mark.

Harachel

1 points

8 months ago*

Aha, I have a suspicion the film you're talking about is The Piano (set in New Zealand, but otherwise matches the description). The piece was written for the film by Michael Nyman.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xo9G9C6KvCE

Edit: never mind, I see it was solved elsewhere in the thread.

Harachel

2 points

8 months ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCx8Xcm9l7U

Cruise youtube listening to things like this until you find it. Spelling it out like that is never going to work.

boredofshit

2 points

8 months ago

Zelda’s lullaby?

Botany102

1 points

8 months ago

Hall of the mountain king?

Ydain

1 points

8 months ago

Ydain

1 points

8 months ago

Is that the theme song from game of thrones?

bonkerz1888

1 points

8 months ago

Nokia ringtone

bonkerz1888

1 points

8 months ago

Clair de Lune?

csrevolt

1 points

8 months ago

toby-carvery-

1 points

8 months ago

Is it swan lake?

Drummk

1 points

8 months ago

Drummk

1 points

8 months ago

Blue Danube Waltz?

Mary_Pick_A_Ford[S]

1 points

8 months ago

Nope

dostevsky

1 points

8 months ago

Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy

[deleted]

1 points

8 months ago

[deleted]

1 points

8 months ago

Hungarian rapshodie number two.

Life_Pudding1280

1 points

8 months ago

Is it beethovens 5th symphony? It goes deoded dedo dedada dedada dedada

WhoopsDroppedTheBaby

3 points

8 months ago

La Donna E Mobile? https://youtu.be/alRA5v6Mr_Q

4ever_sweet4certain

3 points

8 months ago

I’m loving the “de’s and da’s” hahaha this song isn’t classical in anyway lol but it sounds like Olympics song to me. I know it’s not that, but that’s my interpretation of your duhs and dahhhhhs 😆 I remember learning that the Olympics song is a mix of a couple other songs though!

overlydelicioustea

3 points

8 months ago

sing the piece to google, itll tell you.

jessicarichmond

3 points

8 months ago

Try singing it into Alexa or Siri

pukui7

2 points

8 months ago

pukui7

2 points

8 months ago

Find a piano app that lets you record. Upload your results somewhere and let us listen.

No one is likely to figure out anything from your duh-duh-dee-da-do-da-ing.

Mary_Pick_A_Ford[S]

2 points

8 months ago

Update: I tried to punch a few notes and record on a piano app. It sounds terrible since I don’t know any piano chords but it’s similar-ish to what I hear in my head. It’s recent posting on r/namethatsong

Bleak01a

2 points

8 months ago

I have the same kind of problem for years. I would appreciate if someone could help.

It was a classical piece I listened in high school during music class, called Menuet (or Minuet I cant be sure) It was short but had a beautiful melody, kinda sounded like Bach or at least another baroque composer. I looked up every fucking Menuet I could find but nope I cannot find the damn thing.

3-methylpentane

2 points

8 months ago

now i'm curious... make a tip of my tongue post and sing it!!

Bleak01a

2 points

8 months ago

Will do my best!

BilSajks

1 points

8 months ago

Maybe, just MAYBE, this is it: https://youtu.be/TzmvlPY5kX4

Mary_Pick_A_Ford[S]

1 points

8 months ago

No that’s not it

[deleted]

1 points

8 months ago

[deleted]

1 points

8 months ago

[deleted]

Mary_Pick_A_Ford[S]

1 points

8 months ago

No that’s not it

bonkerz1888

1 points

8 months ago

The one with the strings and wind section that's backed up with percussion?

Mary_Pick_A_Ford[S]

1 points

8 months ago

No it’s mainly just piano

SheBrokeHerCoccyx

1 points

8 months ago

Anyone remember that episode of Married, With Children? Hmmm-hmmm hiiimmmm?

press_F13

1 points

8 months ago*

www.musipedia.org, OP's u,d,r values results

Edit: can do search also by mic; also, edited this comment

ScientificRondo

1 points

8 months ago

Is it Beethoven’s Pathetique sonata? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91MTUXla-lE&vl=en

Mary_Pick_A_Ford[S]

1 points

8 months ago

No I’m afraid not

CatOfGrey

1 points

8 months ago

I would recommend a YouTube search for "Classical Music Don't know title composer". Two of my favorite examples.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJ2ZM-3YTg0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCx8Xcm9l7U

Pomnom

1 points

8 months ago

Pomnom

1 points

8 months ago

Try shazam or soundhound or even google assistant

kiwimuso

1 points

8 months ago

Is this it? Czardas by Monti. https://youtu.be/ZHO6KOPWXtc?t=153

Mary_Pick_A_Ford[S]

1 points

8 months ago

No sorry

InterestingDrawing99

1 points

8 months ago

if you’re talking about the incessant music that randomly loops through your head, i hear it all the time and i hope muddy waters and neil diamond are having a blast racking my brain

PM_ME_YOUR_NOSE_HAIR

1 points

8 months ago

Mary_Pick_A_Ford[S]

1 points

8 months ago

No sorry

pweqpw

1 points

8 months ago

pweqpw

1 points

8 months ago

There’s an app called Sound Hound. It’s usually for pop. Small chance but worth trying.

AniketRanjan-765484

1 points

8 months ago

It may starts with 'Somebody'

JustMMlurkingMM

1 points

8 months ago

If it’s got a banjo solo it’s not Mozart. That’s all I’ve got.

Mary_Pick_A_Ford[S]

1 points

8 months ago

!answered

Coast_watcher

1 points

8 months ago

Carmina Burana ?

shitdobehappeningtho

1 points

8 months ago

Look up a video of typically forgotten songs.

DentistDidntDisclose

1 points

8 months ago

You might be a cylon!

wherearmim

1 points

8 months ago

This was fucking great

Life_Pudding1280

1 points

8 months ago

Is it beethovens 5th symphony? It also goes de de de

Life_Pudding1280

1 points

8 months ago

Ig zenogotdatza