Try to work out whether the first few notes of the tune go up, down or stay the same (for example, the theme to Eastenders goes -

start up up up up up down same down down down same)

Starting on any key on the 'virtual keyboard', play the sequence of ups and downs - When playing on a real keyboard you need to know whether the tune really moves by step (moving to the next key up or down) or by jump (missing some keys out). This doesn't matter here - just make sure that if the tune goes up, move to any key to the right and if the tune goes down, to any key to the left. Make sure you play the same key if the tune stays on the same note. After a little practice, it's quite easy.

When you have played at least three notes, click the Find the tune I just played button and wait for the results.

The first set of search results are compiled from the Tuneseeker database, but results from the Open Music Encyclopedia Musipedia are also listed. We are grateful for permission to use this facility.

If you get lots of tunes as a result, try playing the tune again with a few more notes added, or set the category you think the tune would be in - Eastenders would be  TV/Radio Theme. This should help to narrow down your search.

If you get no results, try playing fewer notes - you may be playing more than the database recognises. You can also check the 'TUNE CONTOUR' graph which shows you the shape of the tune you played. This will let you see if you really played what you thought you'd played. If the graph looks nothing at all like what you played then your browser is probably showing a cached image instead of the most recent one. Just click the image and it will be refreshed.

If you make a mistake when playing, click the Start again button.