App Review - Music Apps for Kids

App review – Naxos Digital’s “My First Orchestra App” Solid educational value for younger children. This app review takes a look at My First Orchestra App, an iPad app targeted at children ages 4 and up. The app presents an overview of all the instruments of the orchestra.  It is narrated by a green troll

Musical Basics - The Orchestra App Review

Learning musical basics – all about the orchestra with an app!   The Philharmonia’s “The Orchestra” is a terrific app that provides beginners and more experienced players with new insights into the workings of the orchestra. What are “Musical Basics”?  We call these the skills of instrument and style identification that some people learned when

25 years and thriving

Thursday, 29 November 2012 by

http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/naxoss-25-years-of-reinventing-itself/2012/11/08/17231344-1877-11e2-9855-71f2b202721b_print.html Ah, Naxos.  For those of you not familiar, Naxos has been, since the 1980s, a major force in classical music recording.  As I started to buy my own recordings in the late 1980s, Naxos was a major source of puzzlement for me – why were these CDs so cheap ($4.99 or cheaper instead of

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