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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 09 Sep '06 20:35
    What is the longest word that can be formed using the musical notes? (ABCDEFG)

    I don't know the answer, and I can't find it on google.
  2. Standard member skeeter
    515 + 30 days
    09 Sep '06 20:59
    Originally posted by Coconut
    What is the longest word that can be formed using the musical notes? (ABCDEFG)

    I don't know the answer, and I can't find it on google.
    Five letter word : faced.

    skeeter
  3. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    09 Sep '06 22:06
    Originally posted by skeeter
    Five letter word : faced.

    skeeter
    Add a prefix:

    defaced
  4. Standard member skeeter
    515 + 30 days
    09 Sep '06 22:22
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    Add a prefix:

    defaced
    I was assuming that you can only use each letter once?

    skeeter
  5. 09 Sep '06 22:30 / 1 edit
    Cabbage
  6. 10 Sep '06 01:05
    Originally posted by David113
    Cabbage
    Decabbaged
  7. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    10 Sep '06 01:31
    Originally posted by skeeter
    I was assuming that you can only use each letter once?

    skeeter
    OP said nothing that prohibits using them multiple times, so I assumed it was OK.
  8. 10 Sep '06 07:24
    In Swedish also H is a note on the musical scale.
    Does this make the problem easier?
  9. 10 Sep '06 11:04
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    In Swedish also H is a note on the musical scale.
    Does this make the problem easier?
    lol that is true indeed, didnt notice the H was missing until you said it. in germany H is the white note between A and C, isnt it the same in english?
    the B does not really fit in because its the only black note (between A and H). gotta bring all other black notes in too then, which will be difficult since they have 2- or 3-letter-names (at least in germany that is)

    btw, the H, A, C and B remind me of a story. the famous J. S. Bach sometimes put a signature into his compositions by playing the notes-sequence B-A-C-H somewhere near the end. Good idea eh?
  10. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    10 Sep '06 11:56 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by crazyblue
    lol that is true indeed, didnt notice the H was missing until you said it. in germany H is the white note between A and C, isnt it the same in english?
    the B does not really fit in because its the only black note (between A and H). gotta bring all other black notes in too then, which will be difficult since they have 2- or 3-letter-names (at least in germ ...[text shortened]... his compositions by playing the notes-sequence B-A-C-H somewhere near the end. Good idea eh?
    Wait, so B is H and A sharp is B?

    http://www.acs.appstate.edu/~kms/classes/psy3203/Music/keyboard3.gif
  11. 10 Sep '06 16:59
    Yes.
  12. 10 Sep '06 23:58
    basically yes, though in germany A sharp is called "Ais"...H flat is the one called B (but its the same note of course).
  13. 11 Sep '06 07:03
    Originally posted by crazyblue
    basically yes, though in germany A sharp is called "Ais"...H flat is the one called B (but its the same note of course).
    Right.
    As 'every' black key could be calld -iss if it is raised, and -ess if it is lowered.
    Ex: Fiss is the same key as gess and it lies between F and G.
  14. Standard member Briscoe
    Consigliere
    12 Sep '06 17:02
    deceded
  15. 12 Sep '06 20:30
    faced? i can think of tons of fiveletter words from the musical scale.

    abcdefg

    badge
    edged
    caged
    dabbed (6 letters! woot!)
    gabbed (another 6)
    gaffe (a rod used for fishing OR a social mistake or error)
    ceded
    thats all i can come up with. see if you other people can come up with more.
    until then.
    peace be with you all...
    ---LS@LS