Not quite! But it's even easier to do! Here's what you'll need:

1st part

2nd part

3rd part

4th part

5th part

6th part

It may? help some people, but the title should have been:

Mi So Re Do? (but the 15 char limit stopped that)


The image was only broken up because the screen wasn't big enough to take screenshots.


5 go like this: words -> music -> hidden word
2 go like this: words -> slightly hidden message
1 goes like this and should be the lead-in: words -> message (not really hidden)

All the text is important

2 of the clues are about HOW to get the final answer
6 of the clues are WHAT you need to get the final answer

Yes, a thick creamy dressing is relevant
What next? There are two linked clues in the music, the rest can be interpreted by itself then put into the music after
You might want to analyse the 'comments' for alternative meanings.

'More...*between the accents' could be 'More...* between the accents' for clarity

On TSL @humn picked up on So "far" - BAD having B-A-D. This clue has 3 parts, of which BAD is one of them. (There is also a subtler hint)

In that clue (^), two parts are how to decipher the music and one part tells you what in the music you need to decipher.

@Volatility was correct in finding 'mayo': you need to find similar items

Breakdown of So "far" - BAD: So "far" and BAD are what you need to decipher and - is what you need to look for

The subtler hint is in the wording 'so far'

- is a tenuto [which is basically a hyphen on a note, like the first note in the left hand (bottom line) in the 6th bar.

Warning! One step of the solution!

Take the tenutos in the music. They give ADCABBAGE, but 'so far' we need to use solfa (i.e. before the message) so the first A gets turned into a re. This gives a message - REDCABBAGE or red cabbage.

Sections are important - but what information goes with the letters that you are given?

So... yes, the bar numbers are linked to the sections. Why don't you try applying some knowledge here (or ask google)?

What can you do with {(O,11);(C,12);(H,22)}?

The last part needs a bit of musical knowledge.

@humn was semi-right when they said they had found the last ingredient - something used there is correct.

What elements of the music have you not yet used?

Alright, I'll say it - it is morse code...

Unnecessary, but here is the sound file (on Dropbox).

And here is a PDF, but across two pages, and 'Made with MixIn' is at the bottom of both pages (also Dropbox).

Perhaps a smidgen of will be needed, but not too much.

Everything is clued in some way, so no need to do something radical.

For reference, I use a movable do

  • $\begingroup$ "So" or "Sol"?? $\endgroup$
    – lois6b
    Feb 21, 2017 at 9:22
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    $\begingroup$ It might be worth mentioning that the composer "Mei O." sounds like Mandarin for "do(es) not have". It also sounds like a thick, creamy dressing often used as a condiment. $\endgroup$
    – Volatility
    Feb 23, 2017 at 0:51
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    $\begingroup$ @Volatility - That really may be worth mentioning ... acknowledged (reiterated) $\endgroup$
    – boboquack
    Mar 5, 2017 at 6:13
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    $\begingroup$ "For Chopin"... If this is a shopping list, it seems very impractical to use :P $\endgroup$ Mar 23, 2017 at 18:43
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    $\begingroup$ @WesleySitu Could just be another instruction indeed ... ;) In other matters - no, the accents don't need to be converted into notes. They just mark notes of importance (accents are literally marked notes in music). I'll now release a hint. $\endgroup$
    – boboquack
    Mar 30, 2017 at 8:30

3 Answers 3


Partial answer

It is a recipe for coleslaw (thanks Forklift). The ingredients are red cabbage, and carrot for chopping, and after mayonnaise and sugar are added, made with mixing.


For Chopin (thanks Jason)

For chopping

Made with MixIn

Made with mixing (MixIn is not a piece of software at all)


Composed by Mei O. (thanks Volatility)

Composed by Mayo

BETWEEN this bar ... [OR] this bar?

"BETWEEN this bar" is at bar 1, "[OR] this bar?" is at bar 26, and || is (logical) OR in programming. This means to translate section lengths to letters in the alphabet. (thanks OP) There are double barlines at bars 16, 30, 39 and 54, splitting the song into sections with length 15, 14, 9, 15 and 14 - onion

From hint given by OP

Take the tenutos in the music. They give ADCABBAGE, but 'so far' we need to use solfa (i.e. before the message) so the first A gets turned into a re. This gives a message - REDCABBAGE or red cabbage.

My 16th artwork

The semiquavers are arranged in a pattern (thanks humn).
It appears to be in the shape of a carrot. Image is at the bottom of the post.

Sectional form

The sections O, C and H are bars 11, 12 and 22 respectively. C12H22O11 is the chemical formula for sucrose, or table sugar.

Done: 7/8

Not done

  • More... * the accents - C, C, G, D, E, and B, D, GBDG chord near the end - what does the asterisk symbolize?

    This appears to be horseradish, both according to number of notes and the section hint (H is not yet known)

Image of full score is here if anyone needs one

Semiquaver pattern

  • $\begingroup$ The sections thing is correct so far, is there any information linked to the sections? The rest you'll still need quite a bit more info for. $\endgroup$
    – boboquack
    May 11, 2017 at 22:29
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    $\begingroup$ Great suspicion about 16ths . . . they seem to form a $\nabla$-ish diagram over the entire score! $\endgroup$
    – humn
    May 11, 2017 at 23:12
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    $\begingroup$ Or perhaps "for chopping"? $\endgroup$
    – Jason
    May 11, 2017 at 23:25
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    $\begingroup$ @humn Your suspicions are well founded. Why not make an answer? $\endgroup$
    – boboquack
    May 11, 2017 at 23:57
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    $\begingroup$ @Jason "For chopping" is correct $\endgroup$
    – boboquack
    May 11, 2017 at 23:59

Adding to somebody's answer:

Chopping red cabbage and mixing with mayo sounds like a recipe for coleslaw.

  • $\begingroup$ I had the same thought... $\endgroup$ May 16, 2017 at 20:35
  • $\begingroup$ This is the final answer, but you need ingredients to make it! $\endgroup$
    – boboquack
    May 17, 2017 at 6:51
  • $\begingroup$ Ha! Maybe the way you make it :) I'm ready to eat! $\endgroup$
    – Forklift
    May 17, 2017 at 12:47

Partial Answer:

The title say:

"Mi, So, Re, Do?"

and in the english system is:

"E, G, D, C?"

Seems that the body "Not quite! But it's even easier to do!" is answering whatever the title is saying.

I tried reading at loud the letters to form words but except from "C" being "See" I dont get the question in the title

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    $\begingroup$ If you look at the edit history it says: 2 Put a bad pun in. This really was just a pun, and is not necessary for the puzzle. Sorry! :( $\endgroup$
    – boboquack
    Feb 21, 2017 at 9:45
  • $\begingroup$ thanks for the info, forgot to look the edit comment hehe $\endgroup$
    – lois6b
    Feb 21, 2017 at 9:46
  • $\begingroup$ @boboquack im so stuck xDDD cant figure it out $\endgroup$
    – lois6b
    Feb 21, 2017 at 12:10
  • $\begingroup$ @lois6b Perhaps the title is some kinda word trick: Am I sorry Dio? :P $\endgroup$ Feb 21, 2017 at 12:43
  • $\begingroup$ @MikeLimburg nice translation hahah who is Dio?XD the body answering do not make sense with that question $\endgroup$
    – lois6b
    Feb 21, 2017 at 12:47

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