alphabet songs

The experiment is, sing along with whatever song is playing right now, but instead of the song lyrics, sing one letter of the alphabet for every note.

I found it really disorienting, and I had to think hard about each note. I think it's because I generally remember the alphabet by singing it, and without that melody and rhythm to fall back on it takes a while to pull up the knowledge.

Also, I've never been that great at alphabetization, my secret shame!


  1. I find this really easy (I just tried Phantom of the Opera, Pachelbel's Canon in D, and the Imperial March) except that I have to assign three notes to W.

    "Happy Birthday" fits the alphabet almost perfectly if you do this, by the way.