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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.

Re: Sounds of Music C

Posted: October 25th, 2018, 8:00 pm
by sciencerules1234
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?

Re: Sounds of Music C

Posted: October 25th, 2018, 8:17 pm
by sciencerules1234
Also, are there any mobile applications/software that can be used for the pitch test?

Re: Sounds of Music C

Posted: October 25th, 2018, 11:43 pm
by dragonfruit35
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?
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.

Re: Sounds of Music C

Posted: October 26th, 2018, 9:39 am
by nicholasmaurer
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.

Re: Sounds of Music C

Posted: November 6th, 2018, 9:52 am
by KhaiR17
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.