How many songs can you make?
The song Do-Re-Mi has the following section:
Now, children, Do-Re-Mi-Fa-So and so on Are only the tools we use to build a song Once you have these notes in your heads You can sing a million different tunes by mixing them up
How many different tunes could you make?
Let’s make some arbitrary choices so that this question has a precise answer:
- The entire song is 7 beats long
- Notes can be any integer number of beats long
- Let’s limit the available notes to the 8 notes in Do-Re-Mi-Fa-So-La-Ti-Do