My first instrument was trumpet, and I've taught myself to play flute a little (and to a lesser degree clarinet and sax).
One of the best classes I ever had was in music theory, in junior high school, from a woman who really had a skill for teaching it. Being able read and understand the relationships between musical notes, as well as distinguishing musical notes as they're played, is a very useful thing to know!
When I get some time, I'll post some more "strings" for the above obfuscation. The default tune is variation #7 of the twelve variations on the theme of "Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman" by Mozart, more commonly known nowadays as "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star".