I have such a hard time searching tunes
Is there a trick to searching tunes?
I spent a week trying to find a tune where I knew only a small phrase of it. People can play it one way and it can be written differently. Since I only know a little bit of it I’m not sure if I’m remembering it correctly.
For example, I had this little bit: G3 Gge dBG and thought it was a jig, so I searched jigs, I tried with the little measure bar (|) in the phrase and without. I tried rewriting the snippet many different ways but never found it. A week or two later I was able to ask about the tune and the title is Blithesome Bridal. I searched on the name and the correct tune snippet is GAG Gge dBG and it is a slip jig, not a regular jig.
Another example, I asked the name of a tune and was told it was Kilmovil. I have searched and searched on this name, trying bits and pieces of it and different ways to spell it but can’t find it. I tried a snippet of ABCs (which I admit I can barely understand) in different keys and still can’t find it.
Are there tips and tricks for finding tunes in the search?