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Screenshot of the OrchLab Soundmaker, Percussion. It has a purple background with blue graphics of different orchestral percussion instruments

OrchLab Soundmakers are a set of web-browser based instruments that you can use on a computer, tablet or mobile phone. The instruments available are called Circles, Squares and Percussion. Below you can find a video which introduces Percussion to you. Feel free to use this as a starting point and then be as creative as

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Screenshot of the OrchLab Soundmaker, Squares. This has alternating yellow and blue squares in a 3x3 grid with different note names on it.

OrchLab Soundmakers are a set of web-browser based instruments that you can use on a computer, tablet or mobile phone. The instruments available are called Circles, Squares and Percussion. Below you can find a video which introduces Squares to you. Feel free to use this as a starting point and then be as creative as

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Screenshot of the OrchLab Soundmaker, Circles. This has an orange background with 6 pink circles with different note names on it.

OrchLab Soundmakers are a set of web-browser based instruments that you can use on a computer, tablet or mobile phone. The instruments available are called Circles, Squares and Percussion. Below you can find a video which introduces Circles to you. Feel free to use this as a starting point and then be as creative as

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Before you get started… Here are a few practical tips that the OrchLab team have found can make a big difference to participant engagement and enjoyment during our music-making sessions. It’s important to consider who is participating in the group, the ways they communicate, how they might use an instrument and how they process information. 

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Door with balloons and bunting around, as if coming to a party

Have you ever wanted to host a musical party? With this jolly activity you can! Join the musicians from the London Philharmonic Orchestra and John Webb for this activity where you can plan your own party, from the food and drinks you want to inviting your friends, all set to the music of Hector Berlioz’s

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images representing each of the soundmakers: circles is represented by a circular record, squares is represented by a square with a beamed quaver on it, percussion is represented by a timpani

OrchLab Soundmakers include three online instruments – Circles, Squares and Percussion – which you can play with the bottom row of a computer keyboard or by using a touch screen device.  Overview OrchLab Soundmakers work on both computers and devices with touch screen (e.g. tablet, mobile phone). You can use either touchscreen or a QWERTY

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