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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » October 5th, 2018, 4:28 pm

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TheSquaad wrote:When it says that all notes must lie between F2 and F5, is that inclusive of F2 and F5?

That's a great question. However, rather than worrying about it I would just recommend you play a scale assuming the most restrictive interpretation, so it doesn't affect you.

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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby Unome » October 5th, 2018, 6:36 pm

UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:
Unome wrote:
TheSquaad wrote:When it says that all notes must lie between F2 and F5, is that inclusive of F2 and F5?

That's a great question. However, rather than worrying about it I would just recommend you play a scale assuming the most restrictive interpretation, so it doesn't affect you.

(To find out, you can get a rules clarification on soinc.org)

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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby ScienceHamster » October 6th, 2018, 9:55 pm

Is using certain woods from websites that specialize in making guitars prohibited?

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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby knightmoves » October 9th, 2018, 4:55 pm

ScienceHamster wrote:Is using certain woods from websites that specialize in making guitars prohibited?


Rule 3a prohibits "parts of instruments". So you can't buy tuning pegs or a guitar neck. I'd think you also can't buy pre-shaped guitar body pieces. But I see no reason why you can't buy an expensive plank from a guitar wood store rather than a cheap plank from a lumber store.

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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby AAH2020 » October 19th, 2018, 5:03 pm

Are wind chimes considered an instrument?

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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » October 19th, 2018, 5:07 pm

AAH2020 wrote:Are wind chimes considered an instrument?

Sure, if you play a scale and also make your own.

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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby AAH2020 » October 25th, 2018, 1:09 pm

No, what I mean was, if we used old wind chimes as materials for a glockenspiel, would that be considered using parts from a professional instrument?

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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » October 25th, 2018, 1:21 pm

AAH2020 wrote:No, what I mean was, if we used old wind chimes as materials for a glockenspiel, would that be considered using parts from a professional instrument?

I believe it would, but feel free to submit a rules clarification on soinc.org

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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby terence.tan » October 25th, 2018, 7:20 pm

How are you guys preparing for the written test. Because most of the topics arnt covered in depth in a high school class, but the college books that i have found are probably more difficult than the actual test.
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby nicholasmaurer » October 25th, 2018, 7:44 pm

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AAH2020 wrote:No, what I mean was, if we used old wind chimes as materials for a glockenspiel, would that be considered using parts from a professional instrument?

I believe it would, but feel free to submit a rules clarification on soinc.org


They're not likely to answer this as an FAQ because it is asking about a specific case rather than a general interpretation. In my opinion, wind chimes pretty clearly fall into the category of "toy or professional instruments," especially since bells are explicitly called out as not permitted.
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby sciencerules1234 » October 25th, 2018, 8:00 pm

Does the box that our instrument is in during the competition have to be a 60 cm x 60 cm x 100 cm box? Or is any size box allowed?

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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby sciencerules1234 » October 25th, 2018, 8:17 pm

Also, are there any mobile applications/software that can be used for the pitch test?

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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby dragonfruit35 » October 25th, 2018, 11:43 pm

sciencerules1234 wrote:Does the box that our instrument is in during the competition have to be a 60 cm x 60 cm x 100 cm box? Or is any size box allowed?


sciencerules1234 wrote:Also, are there any mobile applications/software that can be used for the pitch test?


Per rule 3.d, the device must "fit within a 60x60x100cm box when brought into the competition area", which I'm pretty sure is just saying that the device can be no bigger than these dimensions, which they can/will check by using that large of a box as a measuring device.

There's plenty of free/cheap tuner apps on the app store that you can use for testing! I do think at some point in the future there might be links published to the actual apps the judges are going to use, but I'm not 100% on that.

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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby nicholasmaurer » October 26th, 2018, 9:39 am

sciencerules1234 wrote:Also, are there any mobile applications/software that can be used for the pitch test?


The recently updated Event Logistics Manual includes several specific app recommendations.
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby KhaiR17 » November 6th, 2018, 9:52 am

I was wondering, can I use blanks? They are reeds that are not fully shaved so I have to work on them still. They just make it easier than buying normal cane and having to cut it.


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