Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Spooky instrumental

Mystery song time again, kids!

This song was in my head about a month ago, but I just could not find a sample of it online. Naturally, that's hard to do when one doesn't know the name of the composition or the composer. It's certainly one of those songs that I know from cartoons; I'm guessing from a very old black and white one. If I told you it's the "spooky" music playing to the visual of a character tiptoeing, would you know the song I was talking about?

I found this nifty virtual keyboard site online and tapped out the notes there.

The sequence I'm playing is:

C D# G C1 G# G F D# D, then back to C.

Can anybody name that tune?


  1. Hmm...Jason thinks it might have been played on Scooby Doo. I totally know it and can't place the darn thing for the life of me. Good reproduction though! You nailed it!

  2. Thanks, Jeanne! We have some leads. I'll be posting a follow-up shortly!

  3. It's the "scary monster" theme (Ricky's label), which we think was from Looney Tunes cartoons (or some other cartoon from childhood), which would play whenever a ghost, goblin, etc. was around... and which, therefore, is probably borrowed from some piece of classical music.