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by ahsettle23
May 31st, 2012, 6:21 am
Forum: 2012 Build Events
Topic: Sounds of Music C
Replies: 181
Views: 31657

Re: Sounds of Music C

For a bass marimba, the real key is the core of the mallets, and this actually has a surprisingly important effect on the sound of the instrument and is significantly more important than the number of wraps. Since the beginning of last year, we've been using the same kind of super ball cores and the...
by ahsettle23
April 28th, 2012, 11:04 am
Forum: 2012 Nationals
Topic: People Going to Nationals
Replies: 69
Views: 15942

Re: People Going to Nationals

I will be there, from Harriton. Competing in Sounds of Music, Water Quality, Dynamic Planet, and Chem Lab
by ahsettle23
June 11th, 2011, 5:47 pm
Forum: 2011 Build Events
Topic: Sounds of Music C
Replies: 466
Views: 51412

Re: Sounds of Music C

Marimba and flute

Our flute had a full key system so it could play the full range chromatic scale and the marimba (if i do say so myself) sounded really nice. We think the key system was probably what won us our creativity points.
by ahsettle23
June 11th, 2011, 1:17 pm
Forum: 2011 Build Events
Topic: Sounds of Music C
Replies: 466
Views: 51412

Re: Sounds of Music C

I don't think they should make it actually concrete in the scoring, because then a good beautiful sounding guitar would get less points than a crappy but original oboe. As it is, you get points for creativity based on who else has what and if yours is unique, and I think it should stay like that (on...
by ahsettle23
June 10th, 2011, 9:54 am
Forum: 2011 Build Events
Topic: Sounds of Music C
Replies: 466
Views: 51412

Re: Sounds of Music C

It doesn't really run on a rotation (this year was the first time they ever picked what kind of instrument) so next year is kind of unpredictable. Even though they saw a whole lot of 8-hole flutes at nats this year, I really doubt they'll get rid of wind instruments. Honestly I wouldn't be too surpr...
by ahsettle23
May 17th, 2011, 6:06 am
Forum: 2011 Nationals
Topic: Scioly.org Swap Meet Table
Replies: 78
Views: 14323

Re: Scioly.org Swap Meet Table

This is a great idea guys, I'll be sure to stop by before I go out on my quest for a witty science t-shirt
by ahsettle23
May 1st, 2011, 1:14 pm
Forum: 2011 Study Events
Topic: Fossils B/C
Replies: 1161
Views: 79360

Re: Fossils B/C

C Division it's usually stations, very similar to most regionals/states with a slightly faster pace
by ahsettle23
September 18th, 2010, 8:32 pm
Forum: 2011 Build Events
Topic: Sounds of Music C
Replies: 466
Views: 51412

Re: Sounds of Music C

It's never historically been an impound event, but its always been a signup-for-a-time event, and you just bring your instruments at the time you signed up for. This way people could go when they had an opening in their schedule so theres no conflicts. I think most state competitions are gonna keep ...
by ahsettle23
September 11th, 2010, 1:32 pm
Forum: 2011 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Pennsylvania 2011
Replies: 465
Views: 54370

Re: Pennsylvania 2011

doctor wrote:regionals in feburary?
that seems like a month early
i know PA regionals and states are usually late but i'm used to that by now
more time to study
It's only a day earlier, (March 1st to February 28th).
But yeah i agree it feels weird to have a Regionals in February.
by ahsettle23
September 11th, 2010, 11:56 am
Forum: 2011 Build Events
Topic: Sounds of Music C
Replies: 466
Views: 51412

Re: Sounds of Music C

Would a dulcimer be considered percussion? It uses strings, but it's hit with hammers. To my knowledge, dulcimers are percussion instruments. They're one of the few chordophone percussion instruments. Basically all (or atleast a vast majority of) idiophones are percussion. Nearly all Membranophones...

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