Song Recognition (game/mechanic)

This item is not in the library — it is a part of: Karaoke.

Guessing the song is another potential focus of a Karaoke game. With faithful performance it's just the knowledge that is tested, but if the performance is obfuscated, the effort is more interesting and involves musical intelligence.

Recognition is easy to connect with performance, but there are app-assisted games which use this mechanic with recorded music (e.g. from streaming service). This activity is frequently called after a TV show Name That Tune which premiered in 1952 (later the game based on the show included an LP for guessing). Another name in use for song recognition challenge is "needledrop test".

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