10 Sequences to Press to Make Dial Tone Music

There are so many things that you can use your phone for these days without even saying a word. You can authorize bank transactions with your phone. You pay bills with your phone. You renew your prescriptions. You can take and send photos with your phone. You play games with your phone. You play music on your phone.

But did you ever think about playing music with your phone, just by using the number pad? Each number has its own tone of course. It is just a matter of recognizing the musical notes those number tones correspond to. We’ve listed ten familiar tunes that you can play on your phone, just by using the dial pad numbers.

1. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star – Most of us learned this little song when we were toddlers. It is also one that many can play on the piano. Now you can play it on your phone. Here’s your music:

1 1 9 9 # # 9 6 6 3 3 2 2 1      9 9 6 6 3 3 2 9 9 6 6 3 3 2     1 1 9 9 # # 9 6 6 3 3 2 2 1

2. London Bridges – Another one that many of us sang and played when we were young. You needed at least three people, two to make the bridge and sing the song, and one to go under your arms that made the bridge.

9 # 9 6 3 6 9 2 3 6     3 6 9 9 # 9 6 3 6 9     2 9 3 1

3. Jingle Bells – When the Christmas season comes along. You can provide the accompaniment for caroling by playing this little song on your dial pad.

1 9 6 3 1 1 1 1 9 6 3     2 2 9 6 3 2 # # 9 6 9      1 9 6 3 1 1 9 6 3 2 1
1 6 3 2 9 9 9 9 # 9 6 3 2     6 6 6 6 6 6 6 9 2 3 6      9 9 9 9 9 6 6 6 6 6 3 3 6 3 9
6 6 6 6 6 6 6 9 2 3 6     9 9 9 9 9 6 6 6 6 # # 9 3 1

4. When the Saints Come Marching In – For Mardi Gras, of course, you’ll want to have this one memorized. You can entertain yourself as you wait expectantly for the festivities to begin.

1 3 6 9 1 3 6 9     1 3 6 9 3 1 3 2     3 3 2 1 1 2 9 9 9 6     3 6 9 3 2 2 1

5. Love Me Tender – If you’re an Elvis fan, then you’ll definitely want to learn this one.

1 6 3 6 9 2 9 6 3 2 3 6
Love me tender Love me sweet Never let me go
1 6 3 6 9 2 9 6 3 2 3 6
You have made my life complete And I love you so

6. The Alphabet Song – If you are helping your preschooler learn the alphabet, you could learn to play the tune for them on your phone. Here it is.

1  1  9  9 # # 9     6  6 3 3  2  2  2  2  1    9  9  6 3  3  2 9 9 9 6  3 3 2
A B C D E F G   H I J K L M N O P      Q R S T U V W X Y and Z
1 1 9 9 # # 9 6 6 3 3 2 2 1
Now I know my A B Cs Next time won’t you sing with me

7. Itsy Bitsy Spider – Another fun childhood song. This one, of course, had motions to go along with it. Now you can play the song on the phone, as your kids do the motions.

1 1 1 1 2 3 3 3 2 1 2 3 1    3 3 6 9 9 6 3 6 9 3    1 1 2 3 3 2 1 2 3 1      1 1 1 1 1 2 3 3 3 2 1 2 3 1

8. Auld Lang Syne – If you start practicing this right after Christmas, you should be fully prepared to impress your friends on New Years Eve by providing the musical notes to this traditional tune.

8 4 4 4 6 8 4 8 9 1 4 3 9 #

9. Frere Jacques – This fun little French tune is another old favorite that has a fun little sound to it.

1 2 3 1   1 2 3 1   3 6 9    3 6 9    9 * 9 6 3 1    9 * 9 6 3 1    1 1 1   1 1 1

10.  We Wish You a Merry Christmas – Here’s one more traditional holiday tune to add to your repertoire.

1 3 3 6 3 2 1 1 1 4 4 6 4 3 2 1 1 9 9 # 9 6
3 1 1 1 1 6 2 3
1 3 3 3 2 2 3 2 1 1 6 9 6 6 3 3 #
1 1 1 1 6 1 2

Perhaps after a little bit of practice, you’ll be writing your own ‘phone tunes’.

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