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Can You Sing Two Notes at Once?

And what does that have to do with maths?

A little while ago, Abs Pascoe (who I highly recommend if you’re thinking of starting singing lessons and you happen to live near Whitstable) posted this amazing video where she sings two different notes at once. I had never heard anything like it before! My first thought was that it was some kind of dark magic. My second thought was that there must be some interesting maths going on there.

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I Like Brussels Sprouts

At the choir I sing with, we sang a Christmas-themed warm-up song to the tune of Jelly on a Plate. It’s a simple song with just one repeated sentence: ‘I like Brussels sprouts’. The catch is that you don’t break the sentence, even when it doesn’t fit with the phrasing of the song. The syllable counts for each verse are 5, 5, 4, 4, 5, so the first verse goes

I like Brussels sprouts
I like Brussels sprouts
I like Brussels
sprouts I like Bruss
els sprouts I like Bruss

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