Did you know that you can play some tunes on a phone keypad?!

The concept is that on each number there is a different sound. A "foresound" and a "backsound" (May be made-up words...). The foresounds go across the line starting at a concert D, then the middle button is a concert E, and the last number of the line being a concert F#. The backsound is the same on each line (including the 0 and symbols) that go from concert F, to c. G, then c. A, then finally concert B. So if you combine those tones, with a pinch of creativity and a sprinkle of experimentation- you can play your very own tune on the keypad!!! WOW!!!

 

Some examples of my favourites are listed below...

  • "Mary had a little lamb": 3212333222399321233322321 (all notes a crotchet unless underlined (minim (and final note held for however long you want)))
  • The beginning of the "Mario" theme song: 33-3-13-9 (- is a short rest)

Have fun...

"Lord Alex's Musical Menagerie" has now been printed and login labels produced.  Published under ISBN 978-1-9996066-0-2 by Hoekstra Publishing, available through the eBay shop (lord_alex, what else...) @ £9.99 including p&p (mainland uk only).  There is also a quantity discount for the education sector ("Contact Us" for more info).

Alex also met Wouter, the illustrator, in Amsterdam on Saturday 2 June and they both signed a copy of the book in front of the Concertgebouw.  A copy has also been sent to the British Library for safekeeping.  Further copies have also been deposited in Oxford and Cambridge libraries and also one in Edinburgh and Dublin.

All books have now arrived safely from the printers (with thanks to Andrew Baker from Morthanveld and RiverDigital) - all we need to do now is stick all the login stickers in (thanks to Ted Waddington at Alan Northrop Ltd) and start selling...