Musical alphabet

Fainjin is really enjoying playing the “lukulele” as he insists on calling it.  He’ll quite often pull it out – with his music – and sit in the lounge, strumming and singing away quietly to himself.

This morning he had his first lesson in three weeks after the school holiday break, and he was having a practice before he went.  I was in the kitchen and he was in the lounge, but he felt compelled to tell me everything he was thinking anyway.

“Mum! In music there’s only ABCDEFG!”

“That’s right, Fainjin.”

“There’s no T.”

“No, there isn’t.”

“Cos it’s only ABCDEFG.”


“There’s definitely an A, cos that’s at the start of ABCDEFG.”

“Yes, it is.”

“But there’s no M.”


“There’s an F!… [pause] … but there’s no R, cos that’s not in ABCDEFG…”


I was quite glad when it was time for him to pack up and head off to his lesson.

© UpsideBackwards 2013.


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