Resources

Our OrchLab resources explore the music and instruments of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and wider OrchLab project, using this as inspiration for musical activities, information and games.
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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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Test your memory by matching the musical sounds (make sure your sound is on!). Tap each card to flip it over, then try and remember where the matching sound is so you can match the pairs. The extracts you hear are from Czech composer Antonin Dvořák’s New World Symphony, performed by the LPO. You can

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Music sessions don’t have to just be practical music-making – music can be a rich topic for discussion and creativity in many directions, and you can often find out interesting things about each other by discussing music together. Taking inspiration from the idea of book clubs, the Music Listening Club invites members of your music

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