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Hidden code

  1. May 4, 2007 #1
    hey guys
    Try to find the hidden code
    enjoy!
     

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  2. jcsd
  3. May 4, 2007 #2
    I think you may have to post an external link to the image-- for whatever reason attached images still don't work in the Brain Teasers forum!

    DaveE
     
  4. May 4, 2007 #3
    You can see it by logging out, getting the image and then logging back in. Once you have gotten the image, you don't need to log out again to see it again (probably because it is cached locally).
     
  5. May 4, 2007 #4
  6. May 4, 2007 #5
    Thanks, ddc, you saved us some time. :-)

    sanx, should the solver be endowed with the knowledge of reading sheet music to find the hidden code?
     
  7. May 4, 2007 #6
    Huh! So it breaks for logged in users? That seems... strange.

    As for the code, I dunno. Looks... interesting.

    The notes are all 1/4 notes, and they're all paired up for some strange reason. No 1/8 notes or 1/2 notes or whole notes, and none tripled up or singled out. My guess is that the fact that they're 1/4 notes is irrelevant, but the fact that they're paired IS probably relevant. Although... it does specify 3/4 on one line, and 6/8 on another... so... that's probably relevant as well. Hm.

    The measures are also... screwed up. The 1st line ends on a different measure than the .. uh.. "other" line (the base line? Forgive me for my only-gradeschool knowledge of music reading). And the 1st line ends prematurely, not on a full measure, while the 2nd line ends also prematurely, but at a different location?

    The 1st measure seems to represent two words, "pi" and "is", which is in 4 pairs of notes:
    CB, BB, FB, BB

    The 2nd measure seems to represent "3", but I'm not sure if that's the first pair of notes, the whole first measure, or some other amount of note pairs (probably 1 or 5 if it's supposed to represent "3" or "three"):
    CE FB EB DG

    It's obviously not a straight cryptogram, because "pi" and "is" aren't consistant (since they share a common letter, and the pairings don't match that). But it could be a more complex cryptogram.

    DaveE
     
  8. May 4, 2007 #7
    No problem :smile:

    I want to believe that you don't have to know how to read sheet music because most people don't (I don't have any idea :-( )and the poster would know this. Although it is strange that he changes the "cleff" and the numbers on the side.
     
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  9. May 4, 2007 #8
    1/8 notes...
     
  10. May 4, 2007 #9
    Doh, yep. I didn't realize that notes with the bars represented the same things as flags-- I thought it was some sort of transitional notation from one note to a somehow-connected note.

    So, I translated a bit of it into what it would look like on a piano, and there's some interesting trends, but I don't see the pattern yet. After reading up a bit about music notation, I think the two pieces I don't quite get are the little "7's" up at the top left of two of the lower lines of music, and why the tempo notation should matter or be changed.

    For the curious, here's what I found so far:
    Code (Text):

    C D E F G A B C D E F G A B C D E F G A B C D E F G A B C
                                C                            
                              B                              
                              B                              
                              B                              
                        F                                    
                              B                              
                              B                              
                              B                              
    ----------------------------------------------------------
                                C                            
                                    E                        
                                      F                      
                                            B                
                                                  E          
                                            B                
                                                D            
                                                      G      
    ----------------------------------------------------------
                                                  E          
                                              C              
                                                D            
                                                      G      
                                                  E          
                                                D            
                                                    F        
                                                        A    
    ----------------------------------------------------------
                                                  E          
                                                        A    
                                                  E          
                                                  E          
    ==========================================================
                              B                              
                          G                                  
                                C                            
                            A                                
                                  D                          
                              B                              
                        F                                    
                              B                              
    ----------------------------------------------------------
            G                                                
                  C                                          
                B                                            
                B                                            
                  C                                          
                        F                                    
                        F                                    
                              B                              
    ----------------------------------------------------------
                            A                                
                          G                                  
                            A                                
                      E                                      
                  C                                          
                        F                                    
                  C                                          
                      E                                      
    ----------------------------------------------------------
                        F                                    
                              B                              
                              B                              
                            A                                
                            A                                
                            A                                
                                C                            
                                  D                          
    ----------------------------------------------------------
                            A                                
                                  D                          
    ==========================================================
                                C                            
                              B                              
                            A                                
                            A                                
                                C                            
                                    E                        
    ----------------------------------------------------------
                                C                            
                                    E                        
                                      F                      
                                  D                          
                                  D                          
                              B                              
    ----------------------------------------------------------
                                C                            
                            A                                
                          G                                  
                      E                                      
                  C                                          
                    D                                        
    ----------------------------------------------------------
     
    DaveE
     
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