AnagraMelodies – What Are They, How Do They Work?

What Are They?

An AnagraMelody is a musical puzzle. It is normally presented as a score (a musical staff notation containing notes) together with a title and subtitle that contain one or more hints or clues to help solve the puzzle.

There is more background to the origin of AnagraMelodies under the About menu.

How Do They Work?

There are a number of variations but the AnagraMelodies all have the same basic feature: each note on the stave acts as a placeholder for a link between a character in the original plain text and that same character in the masked or steganographed text. That masked text – or a link to a representation of it – will be present in some form in either the title or subtitle above the score.

The exact details vary from Variation to Variation, and those will be described in future posts.