My button only works one time.

Hello,

I am trying to make a code so that the star wars theme will play while I am pressing the button. I have gotten it to work for the most part. It always works one time when I upload the code to the Arduino Lilypad, but it wont continue to work after the first time. How should I change the code so that the button will work over and over again?

Here is my code:

#include "pitches.h"

const int buzzer= 7;    // LED is connected to digital pin 13
const int button = A5;  // switch connected to digital pin 2
int buttonState = 0;
int i = 0;
int music[19][3] =
{
  {NOTE_F4, 200, 200},  
  {NOTE_F4, 200, 200},
  {NOTE_F4, 200, 200},
  {NOTE_AS4, 1200, 1200},
  {NOTE_F5, 600, 600},
  {NOTE_DS5, 200, 200},
  {NOTE_D5, 200, 200},
  {NOTE_C5, 200, 200},
  {NOTE_AS5, 1200, 1200},
  {NOTE_F5, 600, 600},
  {NOTE_DS5, 200, 200},
  {NOTE_D5, 200, 200},
  {NOTE_C5, 200, 200},
  {NOTE_AS5, 1200, 1200},
  {NOTE_F5, 600, 600},
  {NOTE_DS5, 200, 200},
  {NOTE_D5, 200, 200},
  {NOTE_DS5, 200, 200},
  {NOTE_C5, 900, 1200}
};

void setup()     
{    
      pinMode(buzzer, OUTPUT);   // sets the ledPin to be an output
      pinMode(button, INPUT);    // sets the switchPin to be an input
      digitalWrite(button, HIGH);    // sets the default (unpressed) state of switchPin to HIGH
}    

void loop()
{
   buttonState = digitalRead(button);
  if (buttonState == LOW) {
    tone(buzzer, music[i][0], music[i][1]);
          delay(music[i][2]);
      
      //Increment counter
      i++;
  
      //Read latest sensor data
      buttonState = digitalRead(button);
  }
  else {} 
}

and here is the "pitches.h" in case you need it:

/*************************************************
 * Public Constants
 *************************************************/

#define NOTE_B0  31
#define NOTE_C1  33
#define NOTE_CS1 35
#define NOTE_D1  37
#define NOTE_DS1 39
#define NOTE_E1  41
#define NOTE_F1  44
#define NOTE_FS1 46
#define NOTE_G1  49
#define NOTE_GS1 52
#define NOTE_A1  55
#define NOTE_AS1 58
#define NOTE_B1  62
#define NOTE_C2  65
#define NOTE_CS2 69
#define NOTE_D2  73
#define NOTE_DS2 78
#define NOTE_E2  82
#define NOTE_F2  87
#define NOTE_FS2 93
#define NOTE_G2  98
#define NOTE_GS2 104
#define NOTE_A2  110
#define NOTE_AS2 117
#define NOTE_B2  123
#define NOTE_C3  131
#define NOTE_CS3 139
#define NOTE_D3  147
#define NOTE_DS3 156
#define NOTE_E3  165
#define NOTE_F3  175
#define NOTE_FS3 185
#define NOTE_G3  196
#define NOTE_GS3 208
#define NOTE_A3  220
#define NOTE_AS3 233
#define NOTE_B3  247
#define NOTE_C4  262
#define NOTE_CS4 277
#define NOTE_D4  294
#define NOTE_DS4 311
#define NOTE_E4  330
#define NOTE_F4  349
#define NOTE_FS4 370
#define NOTE_G4  392
#define NOTE_GS4 415
#define NOTE_A4  440
#define NOTE_AS4 466
#define NOTE_B4  494
#define NOTE_C5  523
#define NOTE_CS5 554
#define NOTE_D5  587
#define NOTE_DS5 622
#define NOTE_E5  659
#define NOTE_F5  698
#define NOTE_FS5 740
#define NOTE_G5  784
#define NOTE_GS5 831
#define NOTE_A5  880
#define NOTE_AS5 932
#define NOTE_B5  988
#define NOTE_C6  1047
#define NOTE_CS6 1109
#define NOTE_D6  1175
#define NOTE_DS6 1245
#define NOTE_E6  1319
#define NOTE_F6  1397
#define NOTE_FS6 1480
#define NOTE_G6  1568
#define NOTE_GS6 1661
#define NOTE_A6  1760
#define NOTE_AS6 1865
#define NOTE_B6  1976
#define NOTE_C7  2093
#define NOTE_CS7 2217
#define NOTE_D7  2349
#define NOTE_DS7 2489
#define NOTE_E7  2637
#define NOTE_F7  2794
#define NOTE_FS7 2960
#define NOTE_G7  3136
#define NOTE_GS7 3322
#define NOTE_A7  3520
#define NOTE_AS7 3729
#define NOTE_B7  3951
#define NOTE_C8  4186
#define NOTE_CS8 4435
#define NOTE_D8  4699
#define NOTE_DS8 4978

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

...else i=0;

At some point, i, will reach maximum. Try resetting it to 0 when you let go of the switch.

What y'all are saying makes sense, but I can't get it to work. I am an extreme beginner at this kind of coding so I have mostly copied and pasted this whole thing.

Should the end read:

else { i=0;} }

?

I tried that and it didn't fix the problem. Should it be written out a different way?

You can change: pinMode(button,INPUT); digitalWrite(button, HIGH); // sets the default (unpressed) state of switchPin to HIGH

to:

pinMode(button,INPUT_PULLUP)

In INPUT_PULLUP mode, an internal pullup is enabled on the pin, gently holding it high when nothing else is trying to pull it low.

This is superfluous, since next time the loop runs, it will read the button again.

      //Read latest sensor data
      buttonState = digitalRead(button);

And that ending should be

else {i=0;} 
}

Yeah - I'm not sure if any of these actually solve the problem you're having - i'd expect changing that bit after the else would fix it.

7 is not 13 A5 is not digital pin 2 How is your switch wired? Do you have a PULLUP on the switch?

else { i = 0; }

DrAzzy,

Thank you so much! Your suggestions made it work perfectly!

Larry D,

You are right, I am sorry for the confusion. I am in the midst of borrowing previous code and changing it to suit my situation. I should have corrected everything in the notes before I posted the code.

Thank you all for your help!