By Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
MSO Learn is the first App of its kind to offer the user advanced interactive audio-visual exploration of an orchestra, featuring the different instrumental families, individual instruments and the musicians who play them.
The App for iPhone and iPad brings together stunning graphics and uncompressed audio to produce an experience that will delight users of all ages and enhance their appreciation of the workings of an orchestra.
Users can explore the various sections of the orchestra (strings, woodwind, brass and percussion); through rich graphics and a soundtrack that highlight individual musical sections. Users can delve further again to learn and listen to each instrument and meet a member of that section from the MSO.
Fifteen MSO musicians are profiled in the App, answering questions on their choice of instrument, how many hours they practice, greatest performances so far, which sporting team they support and where they like to grab a bite post-concert. Players also share their recommended listening and personal favourite tunes.
They are joined by the MSO’s Associate Conductor, Benjamin Northey, who was conducting the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra when the featured music – Percy Grainger’s Shepherd’s Hey – was recorded live at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl free outdoor concert.
The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra acknowledges the support of the Telematics Trust, Outware Mobile, ABC Classic FM and Jim Atkins in the production of MSO Learn.
What's New in Version 1.5.0
Updated musician profiles
Please update the app!
I have loved using this app to teach my students about the instruments of the orchestra. It gives excellent and rich examples of what each instrument sounds like with informative descriptions from musicians. I am very disappointed that it does not work with iOS 11. Please update this app! There’s nothing else like it!
Teach your children Good Music not Junk
Learn and enjoy classical music, the instruments, their sounds. Unique presentation. Kudos.
- Category: Education
- Updated: May 09, 2014
- Version: 1.5.0
- Size: 167 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
- © instruments, conductor, violin, viola, cello, double bass
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.