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Solution for 4.1 See? Mi! (Answer = ODE TO JOY)

The key observation is that the circle in the puzzle corresponds to the circle of fifths. You must then find the solfa of each note in the key corresponding to its position in the circle of fifths. This data is summarised in the table below.

NumberKeyClefNoteScale DegreeSolfa
1CTrebleE3Mi
2DTrebleF#3Mi
3BTrebleE4Fa
4BbTrebleF5So
5F#TrebleC#5So
6ETrebleA4Fa
7EbTrebleG3Mi
8AbBassBb2Re
9DbBassDb1Do
10AAltoA1Do
11FAltoG2Re
12AbAltoC3Mi
13GTrebleB3Mi
14CAltoD2Re
15F#TrebleG#2Re

This is the solfege for Beethoven's ODE TO JOY.