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Do Ray Mi

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Hidden : 3/25/2005
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Identify the songs below.
The lyrics in the song at the "" pitch will help you solve for the variables.
The cache is located at N 37° 3R.STU W 122° 1V.XYZ .

Hint #1: To solve this puzzle, you DO need to be able to read/play a little music. The 'code' below is, of course, solfege. The web will be able to tell you how to translate the solfege below into music you can play. Use the new encrypted hint to identify the songs.

Hint #2: You do not need to purchase any music to solve these puzzles, although stores like Amazon may help you. FYI: [background singers](multiple pitches for one syllable). A lyric of interest ("") may be in any verse.


[So Me (Fa Me Do) Do, Do Me Me Fa Fa Me So So Do Do Me Me Do]  
[So Me (Fa Me Do) Do, Do Me Me Fa Fa Do Do]  
Do Do (So Fa Me So)  
[So Me (Fa Me Do) Do, Do Me Me Fa Fa Me So So Do Do Me Me Do]  
[So Me (Fa Me Do) Do, Do Me Me Fa Fa Do Do]  
Do Do Te, So Fa Me, Fa Fa Me Fa So  
Me Me So So Fa Me Do Do Do Me Do Do  
Do Me Fa Fa Me So  
Do Fa "Fa" Fa Fa (Fa Me) Do Do [Do Do] =a


Mi So, Mi Re, Mi (La So) Mi (Re Do)  
Do Re Mi So La  
Do Re Do Mi Mi Mi  
Mi Mi Mi La (So La)  
Mi Re  
Mi (La So) Mi (Re Do) La Do  
Do Re Mi So La, La Mi Do Do Do Do  
La Do Re Mi Do "La" Do =b
La Do Re Mi "So" Mi Fi =c
La Do Re Mi So La (Ti La)  
Ti So Mi So Mi Re  


Do Re Mi Ri Mi Ri "Mi" Ri Mi Fa Mi Re [ Mi Re ] =d
Re Mi Fa Mi Fa Mi Fa "La" So Fa Mi =e
Mi Fa So "Fi" So Fi So Te La So So Fa [ So Fa ] =f
Do Re Mi Ri Mi Fa "Mi Re" Do Ti Do =g


So Mi Do Do Do So So Mi "Do" Do Mi, Re Mi Fa Re =k
Re Re Re Ti So So Re Re Re Ti, So La La Mi  
So So So Mi Do Do Do So So Mi Do Do Mi  
So La Fa Fa Fa Do "Do" La Fa Fa La =n
So Re Re Re Ti So So Re Re Mi Ti, So La La (Mi Re Do)  
  • R = e+n-k
  • S = d
  • T = f-d
  • U = k+n+b
  • V = a
  • X = (g/c)-e
  • Y = k*n
  • Z = f+n

Thanks to my Mom, who learned this code in high school in the late 30's. To this day she is still very fluent in it.
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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

chmmyr: Hygvzngr Uvgf
ybpngvba: Choyvp Fuber

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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