The iPhone A Songwriters Best Friend: Using Midomi To Write Songs

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Ahhhh, the power of blogging, initially we thought you could do this with Shazam but we were corrected by Chris from Shazam saying that their program is not capable of this task. So here is some correct information. Anyway!
Everyday I see it working with bands: at some point someone says a
part sounds too much like another song. This is where your iPhone comes
in! There is an App, that is very popular called Midomi,
where you can hum, sing or play a song and it will tell you which song
it is! Most people use this out at the bars, clubs or cars to figure
out what a DJ is playing. However, the really amazing use of this is to
be able to see if your melody is too close to another songs melody! If Midomi sees your song as being the same as another popular one, you may need
to go back to the drawing board. Of course it could also tell you, you
sound like a song you think you are going to be way better than. In
that case, carry on!

Jesse Cannon is the editor of Musformation. He produces records at his studio Cannon Found Soundation. Follow him on Twitter at @JesseCannonMusF. For more info please visit his website.