seraph_wings wrote:Hi - I'm new to the Sounds of Music thing, so forgive me if I'm being stupid. I'm an oboist, and I was thinking of rigging up a recorder with a reed, since that's what I know best. The thing is that an oboe reed is based on a staple, which I guess may or may not be permissible? Anyone know for sure? And if it isn't, any ideas on how I should switch it up?
wonderbread wrote:Is anyone making a piano?
No, collapsible legs would not be an alteration to an instrument. Students
have 5 minutes to set up upon entering the room.
The original question is included for your records; there is no need to
respond unless you feel there is an error.
If students have collapsible legs on a instrument, and fold them up in order
to facilitate transportation through a doorway (with no changes to the rest
of the instrument), would this be considered an "alteration" to the
instrument under rule 3d?
Sounds of Music
(section: 3 / paragraph: d / sub-paragraph: / line: 1)
personasaurus rex wrote:2000lby wrote:Question: using fret wire would be illegal, right?
probably. unless you would for some reason want to use it for something other than frets...
computergeek3 wrote:Does anyone know where to find a disc (9" diameter) of any (reasonably) malleable metal such as copper/aluminum etc. for a trombone? I have experimented with an aluminum cone, but that didn't work so well...
bloods wrote:Wait, does the melody part of st. anthony have to EXACTLY match the given part or can it (while including original notes) play chords or harmony in some parts?
personasaurus rex wrote:other than structural support, does anyone know if the sound post on a violin has an acoustic purpose?
chalker wrote:AlphaTauri wrote:Chalker, I realize that you guys at Nationals are probably buried under clarifications, but a fellow competitor and I sent in Sounds of Music clarifications about a month ago and neither of us have received answers. Both our questions were along the lines of "what exactly counts as alteration or disassembly of the instrument?", for example a two-part marimba where the two pieces are separately wheeled through the door but lined up next to each other to play, or one where folding legs are bent up a bit to fit it through a doorway.
I've seen those questions and provided my suggested answers. I suspect the delay is due to the fact that other members of the committee might have provided conflicting answers. Absent an official response, I'd suggest you err on the side of assuming the instrument needs to be the same configuration as it was prior to coming through the door.
AlphaTauri wrote:Yes, the soundpost helps amplify the sound by transmitting vibrations from the bridge to the back of the violin, which (along with the top of the instrument) then vibrates the air inside the body, making it louder than if just the strings were vibrating.
And you should definitely put a soundpost in a cello...string tension is even higher. (I once knocked over the soundpost in a friend's cello by attempting to straighten the bridge, and our immediate reaction - besides "oh ****" - was to loosen the strings all the way because we didn't want the string tension to break the top, even without the bridge in place.) If your cello's solid enough to hold the string tension without a soundpost, kudos to you, but it's probably better to be safe than sorry in this case.
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