Did you know you can spell any word with music?
Write out the alphabet in three rows of seven letters, and one row of five:
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 Z
Trace any letter to the top of its column to find its musical equivalent.
My student spelled “Olympus” as “AEDFBGE,” and after she chose where to play each note (including which octave and whether natural, sharp, or flat) and improvised a rhythmic embellishment, we settled on this for a first draft: