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Name That Tune!

Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 4:10 pm
by Stephen Hart
iOS 8 introduces the ability for Siri to "name that tune."
I know other services have done that in the past, but I've never bothered to test them. Today I tested Siri. She successfully named "Avenging Annie" by Andy Pratt, with its excellent piano riffs, (and offered to let me buy it). I was impressed. That song's not on the Safeway top 40 list.

I can't get it to work without asking "What's that song" or something similar.

But the results then are impressive:

Morris Medley by Albion Country Band
Twa Corbies by Brothers of the Balidi (Played in PA)
For What It's Worth by Buffalo Springfield
Blue Rondo A La Turk by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Woman from Tokyo by Deep Purple
Embryonic Journay by Hot Tuna, (Live at Sweetwater) but only on a second listening

Re: Name That Tune!

Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:28 am
by Jay Cline
Siri recognized "I can't get started" by Bunny Berigan and his orchestra, a dance band from the 30s and 40s and "Meadows" by local musician Jeremy Cays. Then Siri said "please don't ask me to sing it."

Re: Name That Tune!

Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:23 am
by Stephen Hart
I should have noted that I believe Apple bought, or contracted to use, one of the name-that-tune services. Can't remember the name just now, but it's on the iPhone when Siri is listening.

Re: Name That Tune!

Posted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:59 pm
by Stephen Hart
I was bragging to my wife Karen that Siri could do this while we were watching a movie tonight. There was a snippet of a cool rhythm and piano piece we both liked. So we tested, and Siri got it in one: Unsquare Dance by Dave Brubeck.