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Sounds of Music C

Posted: August 13th, 2019, 3:53 pm
by Adi1008
Sounds of Music C: Teams must construct and tune one device prior to the tournament based on a two-octave 12-tone equal tempered scale and complete a written test on the physics of sound and music concepts.

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Re: Sounds of Music C

Posted: September 10th, 2019, 6:26 am
by TheMysteriousMapMan
The rules have gotten a lot more rigorous this year–am I correct in thinking that this is a medium between the rules last year and when it was in rotation previously? The octave jump, as well as the possible bonus mean that instruments might need to be more than one section or string in order to be competitive. It also seems like instruments that can produce a constant pitch because it is averaged are better. Am I correct in this, or is it negligible?

Re: Sounds of Music C

Posted: September 10th, 2019, 6:34 am
by Unome
The rules have gotten a lot more rigorous this year–am I correct in thinking that this is a medium between the rules last year and when it was in rotation previously? The octave jump, as well as the possible bonus mean that instruments might need to be more than one section or string in order to be competitive. It also seems like instruments that can produce a constant pitch because it is averaged are better. Am I correct in this, or is it negligible?
The length of measurement for the pitch test is smaller than last year - hopefully, this produces less of a bias toward instruments that can hold a pitch longer, which was an issue last year. Best pitch over the measurement period is of course not viable because it's relatively easy to just cross the perfect pitch at random.

Re: Sounds of Music C

Posted: September 12th, 2019, 4:16 am
by FranklinHung
What instruments are you planning on constructing this year?

Re: Sounds of Music C

Posted: September 12th, 2019, 5:44 am
by terence.tan
What instruments are you planning on constructing this year?
Im probably going to make a guitar since we need to play a song now

Re: Sounds of Music C

Posted: September 14th, 2019, 7:01 pm
by Crimesolver
What instruments are you planning on constructing this year?
Im probably going to make a guitar since we need to play a song now
keep in mind you have to jump from a low octave to a high octave

Re: Sounds of Music C

Posted: September 21st, 2019, 5:29 pm
by UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F
What instruments are you planning on constructing this year?
Either a flute or some string instrument using viola strings.

Re: Sounds of Music C

Posted: September 21st, 2019, 5:55 pm
by photolithoautotroph
Anyone know if neck or body blanks for guitars are allowed? The rules say no parts of professional instruments but I feel like they would be allowed since you have to cut them to the right size and in the right shape (especially the neck blank since its just a block of wood).

Re: Sounds of Music C

Posted: September 21st, 2019, 6:03 pm
by ericlepanda
Anyone know if neck or body blanks for guitars are allowed? The rules say no parts of professional instruments but I feel like they would be allowed since you have to cut them to the right size and in the right shape (especially the neck blank since its just a block of wood).
You could argue that the blanks are not parts of professional instruments as they require significant modification to serve that purpose. You could also just leave out the fact that you're using blanks specifically for guitars in your documentation by just listing them as hard maple planks or something like that.

Re: Sounds of Music C

Posted: September 21st, 2019, 6:12 pm
by UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F
Anyone know if neck or body blanks for guitars are allowed? The rules say no parts of professional instruments but I feel like they would be allowed since you have to cut them to the right size and in the right shape (especially the neck blank since its just a block of wood).
You could argue that the blanks are not parts of professional instruments as they require significant modification to serve that purpose. You could also just leave out the fact that you're using blanks specifically for guitars in your documentation by just listing them as hard maple planks or something like that.
That last sentence sounds a little unethical...