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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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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 Rainbow ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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
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Guess the Disney song from the initials number 5

Try and guess the disney song from the initials of the first verse's letters. I C S W H W A T D H A C W T F I L A H T B L O T D T T Z S C O T T M E A W A T R A D I T A C Y F T L T T P T E B T W F O I ...
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Guess the Disney song from the initials number 4

Try and guess the disney song from the initials of the lyrics. T A O A T T A I C B B E F T S B U J A L C S T S T L B A L S N O P B A T B
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Guess the disney song from the initials number 3

I will give you the initials of the words in the first verse of a disney song and you have to guess which song. H A Y D T I A M C I I L Y D Y D W G F A R D Y W C G O O T P S T W I I S S D Y T M W D ...
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Guess the Disney song from the initials number 2

I will give you the initials of the lyrics to the first verse of a disney song and you need to try and guess which song it is. L A T S I I N W Y T M C C W Y T I T G T G W H E L A T T T U H M W C O C H ...
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Guess the disney song from the initials number 1

I will give you the initials of the lyrics to a disney song and you need to try and guess which song it is. W Y W U A S M N D W Y A A Y H D W C T Y I Y H I I Y D N R I T E W Y W U A S A D D F I K S ...
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Who is Pete's favourite composer?

Pete had a conversation with his shy friend Dave from his old concert band "Plain Inspiration" Pete: Do you like classics? Dave: Absolutely! ... Pete: Is there any chance you would ...
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Zeebus Puzzle #2

Below is a rebus puzzle for you to solve:
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D, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2005

Red Prysock. 1955, 2002. The Beach Boys, Heart. 1967, 1970, 1972. Walter Egan. 1970, 1978, 2008. Dead Milkmen. 1967, 2010. For all you dads out there, here's a puzzle for you! What is the ...
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Heaven Can't Wait for The Angel And The Gambler

Soon you will be in another life, the twilight zone, for I am a total eclipse and shall shatter your still life. While you perceive the aftermath when two worlds collide, I will still reap the ...
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According to String Theory

In addition to being quite similar to my previous puzzle in construct, this puzzle has the dubious honor of being another hint for this hintless question. ...
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Worst Band Name Ever

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #35: Restricted Title 1. My friends and I started a band! The problem is, we've had a lot of trouble coming up with the name. We each suggested a few names, ...
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Some band/musician rebuses

Here's a bunch of rebuses for you. Each represents a band or a musician. Hope you'll enjoy :) 1) 2) 3) 4)
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Retroprophetic mondegreens

In the misheard lyrics below, after finding out about the relative chronology, I found myself briefly wondering how the song authors knew what they were singing about years ahead of time. Then, I ...
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Mondegreen Jobs

Everyone loves a good mondegreen (or misheard song lyric), but sometimes they make me think that the artist should chuck in singing and take up a different job. The challenge - From this list of ...
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A piece of weird music!

As a new recruit of your favourite intelligence service, you are out enjoying a rare bit of time off at the theatres. You are laughing with the rest of the crowd when you feel a tap on your shoulder ...
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Seven strange souvenirs

Whilst sorting through the junk under my bed,I found these seven strange souvenirs,all of which give a clue to the lyrics of a popular song-just work out which song is referred to in each clue. ...
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Paraphrased lyrics 2

A sequel to Paraphrased song lyrics. Each entry in the list below represents a paraphrase of lyrics from (hopefully) well-known songs. Identify the original lyrics, along with the song they occurred ...
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Who is the Greatest Classic Rock Band of All Time?

This is not a "normal" crossword, but the clues are pretty normal, i.e. they're not cryptic-clues. The words you put into the boxes, though, aren't the answers to the clues, they're just related. ...
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A Musical Mystery: Part 1

I need your help. I'm a physics grad student, but I've always really loved music. So for the past few months, I've been interning with this Italian piano maker - I don't want to say his name here. He'...
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Paraphrased song lyrics

Each entry in the list below represents a paraphrase of (hopefully) well-known song lyrics. Identify the original lyrics, along with the song they occurred in and original performers. The person in ...
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Musical Rebus Challenge!

These rebuses are rebuses of songs. Most of them require lateral-thinking, however, some are clear cut logic. Give the name of the song, and the band/artist, plus the album (or single) and release ...