Morse code and music

Discussion in 'Straight Keys - CW Enthusiasts' started by M0AGP, Mar 8, 2021.

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  1. M0AGP

    M0AGP Ham Member QRZ Page

    Can you identify this well-known show tune from the Morse code pattern?

    BBMA EOOM A

    BBMA EOOOT

    EOA EOT

    This might be a tricky one - try a key/keyer speed of about 15 wpm. I will put in a clue if nobody gets it.

    This came from me hearing this song after having done a bit of CW...
     
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  2. W7HV

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    Maybe

     
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  3. M0AGP

    M0AGP Ham Member QRZ Page

    Correct Louis! Very first guess - I am impressed! The code isn't massively accurate - ideally I would have slightly cheated and used some Russian code characters.

    I wonder how many CW people are musical? That probably helps.

    I am sorta musical and always loved CW - but I am rusty, so jumping into CW contests in S&P mode to get my speed back up...
     
  4. KD1JT

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    I'm a semi-pro musician all my life ... and was going to comment that I can't tell what song it is without a time signature! I can hear the song only if I pretend to have a really bad fist and lousy spacing. LOL
     
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  5. AE1N

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  6. W7HV

    W7HV Ham Member QRZ Page

    OK. Which classical piece goes

    V V V V V V V V V V T T T? (roughly)
     
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  7. W7HV

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    I had it after BBMA
     
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  8. M0AGP

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    OK - if I had said it was in 3/4 time that might have helped?
     
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  9. WB2WIK

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    Morse Code of Love.
     
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  10. K3UJ

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    Great dancing song.
     

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