Questions tagged [music]

A puzzle centered around tunes, melodies, operas, famous song texts, composers, orchestras, and/or musical instruments. General music questions are off-topic here but can usually be asked at the Stack Exchange sites for either Music Practice & Theory or Music Fans.

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Kicking and screaming (a musical connect wall)

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #42: Wordless Connecting Walls In this puzzle, the melodies of 16 songs are given in sheet music form. You first must identify the 16 songs from the melodies. ...
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Riley Reddit - Music Edition

A redditor named u/stanley_tweed posted this request to identify a certain song. I happen to know the song, so I decided it would be nice to make a Riley Riddle out of it. According to his post: the ...
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my prefix can turn to sand, my suffix is at hand

my prefix can turn to sand my suffix is at hand my infix is a French end the whole is a famous movie
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The Rock and Roll Connect Wall of Fame

UPDATE: It looks like no takers yet, so let's open this up to any interested solver. Good luck! A recent Connect Wall I wrote seemed to attract some interest from newer solvers, so I'm putting ...
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Ah, c'est Ray!​

For many years, I have been writing to a pen-pal in France. In his latest letter, he said that he had something to give me so we should meet in person. I knew that Laurent dabbled in some composing ...
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Remember the 60s? Far-out man!

Can you convert the following to my unusual currency? 1.25, 1.75, 2.75, 3.25 Having done that, can you explain why some people think the smallest of these is somehow the biggest - at least as far I'm ...
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Guess what I'm listening to

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A ruff awakening

South West of England Parish Church of St. Barry the Lesser So moving... as the first notes rise up to fill its vaults, the little village chapel seems to come back to life. For months nobody has ...
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I used to get sung this lullaby and I don't really know why

My name is Beret K. (I think?) I am normally the one with all the answers, except for right now. I used to get sung this lullaby and I don't really know why. Can you help me make sense of what all ...
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What is missing from my aunt's inheritance?

A few days ago my aunt passed away and left her inheritance. I feel like something is missing but I don't know what, she left this music score instead: I can't read the musical notation: can you help ...
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Song 3 by Mr Physicson

Mr Physicson has been programming some nuclear reactor results filtering program. So, when he returned home tonight, he incorporated a bit of this new knowledge when he was singing to his son: ...
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Sing me the song of days gone by, sing me the song that made me cry

Sing me the song of days gone by, sing me the song that made me cry. The remorse, regret, and pain I'm in, reflects the memories of what has been. Hint 1
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I'm singing a song, can you follow along?

What song am I singing? I apologize for the resolution. If you open the image itself in a new tab you can magnify to get a better look at the words.
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Song 2 by Mr Physicson

Tonight, My Physicson noticed his little son was down with the blues. So, he started singing: Iteratively provide power to this implement so, as predicted by the third law, you begin to propulse ...
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Song 1 by Mr Physicson

Mr Physicson has a good day in his lab today, so he went back home a bit tired but in joy in the afternoon. His little son wanted him to sing a song, so Mr Physicson gladly started chanting: A ...
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An awesome but unusual concert

Some times ago, I went to a concert, somewhere south of where I lived. Security had canines, but those were very unruly and attacked each other. When setting up my tent, I wanted to use a stone to ...
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The Rime of the Final Girl

This is the second puzzle I have written, and am looking for the title of a song... While sleeping I heard a knock upon my cabin door; I sat up, gripped by fear at once, My body turned to ...
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What am I: Song

Beside the place, where water flows, Where flora at the surface grows, Something is there, or is it really? All I can say, my rhymes are silly What song am I? Hint 1:
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I'm Back…!

To: My Mods! (and the community) Note: The following is a letter enclosing the details of what's going on. It's more for "story" and humor, but does have some information that you might want. To save ...
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Jazz and all that

Across 1/4/9. Isn't Satchmo sad during the final parts of Miles Davis song? (5,5,5) 7. Baron von Richthofen's rank above the king? (3) 10. Assistants have a bit of chlorine added to aqua regia and ...
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Three Tongues of Rock #2

Inspired by my last riddle: Three Tongues of Rock One is round He sings of dark art One with lips He gently caresses The third he sings Of men who wear dresses This one should be pretty easy. Enjoy.
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Ode to the Emergence of a Hikikomori

Note: Hikikomori is a Japanese term for "reclusive adolescents or adults who withdraw from society and seek extreme degrees of isolation and confinement. The affected individuals refuse to leave ...
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If you have to ask what the answer is, you'll never know!

A pattern of lows and highs In groupings of ones, twos, and fives And when I appear The masses may cheer But those in the know roll their eyes 0 + 2 + 1 + 2 - 3 + 0 - 4 + 2 Or, in plain English: ...
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A Puzzle for You and Mi

Several weeks before final exams were to commence, the enigmatic Dr. Noteworthy issued a challenge to their music theory students. "Each year, I like to test my senior students with a brain teaser," ...
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Hoping for a satisfying conclusion (a musical connect wall)

Hoping for a satisfying conclusion In this puzzle, the melodies of 16 songs are given in musical form. You first must identify the 16 songs from the melodies. Then, arrange the songs into four ...
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The state of the art in music puzzles

Group 1 No offense to old moms or pops, I would think I'm too young to know your folk record. With lots of fun fluffy pillows, vid shows flirty girl with mauvish hair in hot outfits. No frills inn ...
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Ode to the Lassitude of 88th Street

This glancing blow, In freezing snow, Of a cat woman, In faux platinum, Dedicated to bonneted lassies, Elegant ladies so classy, Boy loving Mona Lisas, Dressed like fashionistas, ...
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A quick music puzzle

What am I, and what is the next note? Some call me unemotional and austere, but I will bring the sunshine into anyone's life. I am my next note, though we are not the same. I'm a common ...
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Beware Little Red

With my iPhone on shuffle this afternoon I’ve once again drawn inspiration from music. As always I wish you all the best of luck and I hope you enjoy the puzzle. Guitar starts playing: Bm, Bm, G, F#...
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My name, my name, it's a guessing game!

I needn't be late, that would be bad As a man with a job, I must get to work I must travel quickly now, so I go I travel by the underground train I have bills that I need to pay I need that money to ...
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Rebus with 20 song titles

Guess the 20 song titles depicted above.
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A pet rabbit called Belle

I have a pet rabbit. Her name is Belle. Most people think she is French (because Belle means "beautiful" in French, and my, this rabbit is beautiful) but she is not. Her fur was also painted ...
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A Study in Entomophobia

When love take make the times love going sad just Comes you is better you of be get into old And sing forever can sugarplum darkness nothing eyes better read In you see afraid boy words play be go who ...
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Deciphering a piece of music

For a puzzle I am trying to solve, I have to find a certain artist which should be derived from a piece of 'music'. The only thing I am given is this image: The other puzzles were all code related, ...
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Random dates turning into Christmas

These days, I saw a rebus on the net that shows a calendar of December, with some random dates turning into Christmas. I feel very puzzled about this. Can you help me? Edit: I found that rebus on ...
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To solve a simple heist

It happened by chance really. I was walking out from the bank when a man ran into me while rushing out. During our collision a piece of paper fell from his pocket. I quickly picked it up and tried to ...
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Zeebus Puzzle #10

My dreaming took a turn towards nostalgia last night...
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Where does the emperor sit and why the earplugs?

The Emperor is annoyed that the crowd routinely chant out of step at the Empire's largest circular amphitheatre. For example, they are supposed to shout phrases in unison such as "Hail to the Emperor, ...
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Songplay (no.4)

Okay, so since the last few were easier than I expected them to be; this Songplay riddle will head over to another genre to try and stump some of you up! Good luck ...
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Songplay (no.3)

I have another simple Songplay riddle for you! Good luck to you all! Babe you're just like candy, Lips of yours divine. See you've got me thirsty, ...
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Songplay (no.2)

I believe the previous Songplay riddle was too easy, today I'd like to share another great song and as with the previous Songplay...
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Songplay (no.1)

This took a while to write so I hope everyone enjoys it! The idea is for you to figure out what song it is and who it’s by. Good luck to you all! The Rules The riddle has to match the original ...
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The Perfect Date

I decided to take my new girlfriend Fey out on a nice all-day date. This is how it happened. She doesn't like surprises, so I started by telling her what the day would entail. We went downtown to see ...
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Eon Blue Apocolypse

I'm beginning to feel a little better today and had quite the energetic morning. I got up, worked out, ate breakfast, sped to work; you know, the usual. On the way to work, I enjoyed listening to the ...
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Cooking by the (black magic) book

...Now, for this alchemic recipe you will need the following ingredients: Liquid ones: A bottle of ■■■■. If you can, you shouldn't choose the strongest one - you'll need a plenty of it, ...
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Guess the Beatles songs from the initials number 1

Guess which beatles song this is as I give you the initials to the first few lyrics. I O H A G O S I S S O H M S S M H R I I G N W
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Guess the Disney song from the initials number 9

Guess the song from the initials of the lyrics. I N T H E T C A U P B M T G A G O P I A T M V A B
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Guess the Disney song from the initials number 8

Guess the song from the initials of the lyrics. Y T I A I S A Y B S M P I G I M B S B S I C S I T S O I M H C T B S M T Y D K Y D K
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Guess the Disney song from the initials number 7

OK this on should be easy. I G B A M K S E B W I N S A K O B W Q S L H I G B A M E L N K W B I B U O L D I W O M R T F A R U T O I J C W T B K
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Guess the disney song from the initials number 6

You know what to do. T S G W O T M T N A F T B S A K O I A I L L I T Q T W I H L T S S I C K I I H K I T