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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. Below are three videos to show you how to play each of them. Use these as a starting point and then be as creative as you like with the different sounds! An introduction to Circles An introduction to Squares An introduction to Percussion You

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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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We’ve hidden some of the instruments you might find in an orchestra in the wordsearch below. Can you find all 12 of them? If you want to learn more about some of the instruments we’ve featured, have a look at the OrchMap where you can find explanation videos from the musicians from the London Philharmonic

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iPads make fantastic digital musical instruments, and we use them a lot in OrchLab sessions thanks to their adaptability and accessibility. Guided Access is really useful when using iPads as instruments as it stops the ‘home’ button from closing apps, prevents other apps from being opened, and can stop participants accidentally changing settings within the app

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