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Beethoven's Teaser

Language brain teasers are those that involve the English language. You need to think about and manipulate words and letters.

 

Puzzle ID:#24040
Fun:**** (3.11)
Difficulty:** (1.8)
Category:Language
Submitted By:tissueAus****!

 

 

 



Beethoven was a lover of teasers of all kinds, and often submitted the following to his friends.

What word can be created when following these directions?

1) Start at D.
2) Go up Eight.
3) Go down Eleven.
4) Go up Five.

What word is it?


Hint

A little knowledge of Beethoven would help greatly.
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Comments

gummbypal**
Jun 26, 2005

I love it. Thanks. I read music at an early age. Band nerd I guess.
gummbypal**
Jun 26, 2005

It is kinda strange funny if you misstep the last note you come up with dead, which could be apropo
amc7996*
Jun 26, 2005

I Did Not Get It But Now I Do.
Nice Teaser
TherulerofthemAca*
Jun 26, 2005

I got it, great teaser
superben**
Jun 26, 2005

BORING
livingjuice*
Jun 26, 2005

Alright. It was good, but I didn't know it had to do with music notes. I knew Beethoven was deaf though.
Dustar90**
Jun 26, 2005

i thought it was the alphabet
VERY SHARP
kgripp**
Jun 27, 2005

Good job, easy but cute.
naughtyangel*
Jun 27, 2005

It was really hard. But it was funny at the end.Great teaser
Javian**
Jun 27, 2005

easy; I play WAY too many instruments. nice teaser.
(user deleted)
Jun 29, 2005

Beethoven didn't speak English, duh. He spoke German and spatterings of French and Latin, but NOT English. I was a band nerd too, 25 years . . . Good teaser though.
tissueAus*
Jun 29, 2005

This is fictitious. Beethoven probably did not write teasers either, but that did not stop me from writing it.
sassy_101*us*
Jul 06, 2005

it was easy and fun!!!
smarty_blondy*ro*
Oct 02, 2005

Very clever and creative. Keep them coming, i really liked this one.
doeheadAus*
Sep 17, 2008

I don't know music notes, so I was out in left field.
gaylewolfAus*
Sep 17, 2008

Good one, tissue -
Amazing the music this genius created and he was deaf - obviously his other senses were very acute.
No, Beethoven probably didn't make up this teaser, but it's clever! Give up the criticisms!!
blacklotuspetal*
Sep 17, 2008

Good one, easy once I figured it was music notes and not the whole alphabet...Thanks!
bradon182001*us*
Sep 17, 2008

Nice teaser, easy if you know anything about music. I played violin for 9 years during my school years, so I got it right away. Thanks for posting.
Valic4Aus*
Sep 17, 2008

Nicely done and very easy for this musician! By the way, since your clue said to start at D, I actually started in the KEY of D. Following your directions in the key of D major actually lands us on D-SHARP (which is in the key signature). The technical answer to your teaser is DEAF#
Valic4Aus*
Sep 17, 2008

WHOOPS! I meant F-SHARP! Guess I blew my own correction!
katamaster*
Sep 17, 2008

Simple for anyone that can read notes.
bestgirl*
Sep 17, 2008

Am I the only one that thought it started at C? Meaning cdefgab?
emu77alu02us*
Sep 17, 2008

I liked this one a lot! It took me a second to realize that it was talking about the music scale, after that it was simple. Beethoven is my favorite composer of all time!
jcann*us*
Sep 17, 2008

I really enjoyed this one--got it right away, but I thought it was clever. I'm going to use it on my music classes (I teach) at school. Beethoven is one of my favorite composers, too. I love "Moonlight Sonata"and his 5th symphony.
MurfQ*ca*
Sep 17, 2008

Very cute I didn't really have to think about it, but I'm sure it stumped some people who have never played an instrument or learnt the elementary rudiments of music. Quite cleaver actually!
megabreath*
Sep 17, 2008

Very easy and good fun. Learnt to read music years ago and that made this teaser obvious. Enjoyed it. Gooden
volkanomanAus
Sep 17, 2008

This is cute but the numbers are all wrong. To go from D to E would either be a major 2nd (2) or a 9th. Going 8 would be an OCTAVE and would be another D.
UptheHillA**
Sep 17, 2008

TOO TRUE, TOO TRUE!!!
jcann*us*
Sep 17, 2008

Volkanoman, you are correct in terms of musical intervals, but if you put your finger on C and then move up 8 notes you will land on D. C to C is called an octave, but the first C is then counted also. When you play board game and are told to move 8 spaces, you do not count the space you are on. So on the keyboard, going up a fifth and going up 5 keys would give different results. I was thinking as you were at first, also. But the directions as worded are correct.
kp52Aus*
Sep 17, 2008

I knew Beethoven was a composer, but I don't no much about how musical notes work. With that in mind it was pretty difficult for me.
Jazzy_Sammy_13Aus*
Sep 17, 2008

I got once I read the hint Lovely!!
phyllisa*us*
Sep 18, 2008

Fun & interesting teaser!!!!!
scallioAus*
Sep 19, 2008

Very interesting teaser!
Loved it!

Of course, I didn't get it... I know music, but still ran up and down the alphabet, landed on B and assumed the word was Be or Bee.

abrainus*
Sep 19, 2008

Clever- lot's of connections!
doeheadAus*
Sep 17, 2011

AROB or AWOR, whatever you prefer.
gaylewolfAus*
Sep 17, 2011

I loved this teaser - just the right amount of challenge for me this morning! I would like more teasers like this one! Thanks. And, dear doehead, I'm sure your new signature (AWOR) stands for a wise old romantic!
Have a great day, Sir!
HABS2933Aca*
Sep 17, 2011

Was fairy easy, I assumed immediately it followed the music scales. Still a good idea and may have challenged some.
phyllisa*us*
Sep 17, 2011

Again, a fun teaser!
auntiesisAus*
Sep 17, 2011

I like that Gayle. A wise old romantic.....but is doehead old? Depends on where you are looking from.
And the teaser was pretty good too, but easy.
Mandy7us*
Sep 17, 2011

thats funny awsome teaser



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