Doo. Dee doo. Dee da doo… dee doo. (Doodly doodly doodly doodly doodly.)

The late Christopher Longuet-Higgins invented a musical shoe, which could tap along to arbitrary pieces of music that were played to it.

I wonder how easy it would be to write a tool that took music and rendered it into a sayable form like in the title of this post. It might tell us something about musical perception. I can’t see any practical uses. Unless you’re a novelist.

According to one question-answering site, though, there is great need of something that runs in the opposite direction, a sort of text-only Shazam: Whats that Beethoven song? [sic]

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