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Re: Sounds of Music C

Posted: October 5th, 2018, 4:28 pm
by UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F
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)

Re: Sounds of Music C

Posted: October 5th, 2018, 6:36 pm
by Unome
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)
That too - submit a FAQ

Re: Sounds of Music C

Posted: October 6th, 2018, 9:55 pm
by ScienceHamster
Is using certain woods from websites that specialize in making guitars prohibited?

Re: Sounds of Music C

Posted: October 9th, 2018, 4:55 pm
by knightmoves
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.

Re: Sounds of Music C

Posted: October 19th, 2018, 5:03 pm
by AAH2020
Are wind chimes considered an instrument?

Re: Sounds of Music C

Posted: October 19th, 2018, 5:07 pm
by UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F
Are wind chimes considered an instrument?
Sure, if you play a scale and also make your own.

Re: Sounds of Music C

Posted: October 25th, 2018, 1:09 pm
by AAH2020
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?

Re: Sounds of Music C

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

Re: Sounds of Music C

Posted: October 25th, 2018, 7:20 pm
by terence.tan
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.

Re: Sounds of Music C

Posted: October 25th, 2018, 7:44 pm
by nicholasmaurer
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.