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Comments on Puzzle #36407: Help, classical music lovers!
By Kristen Vognild (kristen)

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#1: Kristen Vognild (kristen) on Feb 7, 2023

I had posted this snippet of music on the WebPBN Facebook page, but nobody knew what it was. I'm hoping that a larger audience will be able to figure it out. ^_^
#2: Lollipop (lollipop) on Feb 7, 2023 [SPOILER]
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#3: Norma Dee (norm0908) on Feb 7, 2023
Gee. Thanks. Now it's stuck in my head and I don't remember what it is either.
#4: Wombat (wombatilim) on Feb 8, 2023
I don't think I know this one.

The last time I had something that sounded like a classical melody stuck in my head it turned out to be from a video game, so maybe it's not truly a classical piece but something from somewhere else?

Are you hearing instrumentation in your head, or just melody?
#5: Alan Lafond (Cural) on Feb 8, 2023
Can't solve this one. It crashes my browser when I reach around 5-10% complete.
#6: David Bouldin (dbouldin) on Feb 9, 2023 [SPOILER]
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#7: David Bouldin (dbouldin) on Feb 9, 2023
...also not the right tempo or key, but you stuck it in my head nonetheless.
#8: Courtenay Footman (Courtenay) on Feb 9, 2023
What are the squiggles in the last bar of the middle staff and the middle bar of the last staff?
#9: Christine Freer (cfreer) on Feb 9, 2023
Courtnay - these are one-beat rest
#10: Kristen Vognild (kristen) on Feb 9, 2023
Norma--at least I'm not the only one?

Wombat--I hear horns on the melody, and lots of percussion. Cymbal crashes and such, as far as I can remember.

The double quarter notes are accented. Bah, baah, buh BUM BUM!

Alan, sorry about that. My computer froze a bunch while I was checking solvability; I hoped that it was just my computer. I'd wait for it to unfreeze, correct any mistakes, and quickly save my process.

Courtenay, those are quarter rests.
#11: Alan Lafond (Cural) on Feb 9, 2023
I've run into a few other puzzles that do that to my browser. Always the ones with large dimensions. Oddly, there are some large ones that don't do it, so I imagine it must be a combination of a large puzzle and certain patterns to the clues.

I've had this happen to me with #3598 (99x89) and #10406 (60x20). That second one is the only smallish-sized puzzle I've had it happen with. Any other with a 60 on the larger dimension I've been able to solve without freezing.

I've had other large puzzles freeze on me, but I don't have the IDs of any of the others. These two just happened to be in my saved puzzles list, and I tried solving them recently and ran into the issue, and realized that was why they were still in my saved list.
#12: Courtenay Footman (Courtenay) on Feb 10, 2023
Kristen and Alan, thank you.
#13: Valerie Mates (valerie) on Feb 10, 2023
Alan and Kristen -- You can go to the settings menu, and on the options tab turn off Automatic Error Checking (and click Save), and that may may make it possible to solve large puzzles without crashing.

Though I do wonder if I made it worse when I added the display of percent complete, because that has to be slowing down people's browsers too, especially on large puzzles. Currently there's no way to turn that off, though if it seems to be causing problems I could add that.
#14: Wombat (wombatilim) on Feb 10, 2023
Still not able to find it, but horns, percussion, and especially crash cymbals makes me think it might be a march? Especially at that tempo, and the key of F is definitely more for horns and woodwinds than it is for strings.
#15: Kristen Vognild (kristen) on Feb 10, 2023
It seems like a march, and I thought it might have been a Russian composer, but the last time I visited my mom, I played nearly all of her and Dad's classical music CDs (skipping composers like Beethoven and Debussy), but I couldn't find it.
#16: Wombat (wombatilim) on Feb 11, 2023 [SPOILER]
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#17: Kristen Vognild (kristen) on Feb 11, 2023
Hmm, I just played all of the Sousa marches in Wikipedia that contained an audio sample. This one is more stately than Sousa's are, in general.
#18: Alan Lafond (Cural) on Feb 12, 2023
Valerie, this problem has been happening for me since before you added the percent complete. I did not know about the Automatic Error Checking setting, I'll check that out and see if it makes a difference.
#19: Koreen (mom24plus) on Feb 12, 2023
Stately, at that tempo? hmmm. So a classical composer that sounds like a stately march. Verdi? Tchaikovsky, Bizet, Chopin? Perhaps from an opera? I sounded it out, now I'm gonna play it on the piano, but I gotta say, it's not jumping out at me.
#20: Koreen (mom24plus) on Feb 12, 2023
I would have suggested a counter melody, but probably not with full brass and cymbals. I'm sure you're aware that many of the earlier cartoon scores came from classical music, especially the romantic period. So perhaps that's where you've heard it?
#21: Kristen Vognild (kristen) on Feb 12, 2023
I don't *think* so. My parents had a lot of classical music albums, that were played often throughout my childhood.

If there were a counter melody, I can't remember it.
#22: Alan Lafond (Cural) on Feb 12, 2023
Valerie, your tip worked! I was able to solve the whole puzzle without it crashing even once!
#23: Koreen (mom24plus) on Feb 13, 2023
At least it's a better earworm than "Hotel California!" I HATE that one getting stuck in my head! I give up. It just doesn't play like a melody line if it is truly in F major. Good luck!
#24: Valerie Mates (valerie) on Feb 13, 2023
Alan - That is cool! Thanks for letting me know!
#25: Kristen Vognild (kristen) on Feb 14, 2023
I re-played it on a virtual keyboard. Yes, that sounds like the notes as I remember them. The intervals, at least, are accurate.
#26: Koreen (mom24plus) on Feb 14, 2023
ok. my issue was that I expected the D to be the 5th in Gminor or the 3rd in Bflat, which doesn't sound right. then the run starting with the G doesn't sound quite right to fit in the key of F. I just couldn't get my chords to agree with the key signature, lol.

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