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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby quizbowl » August 16th, 2010, 4:45 pm

everyones really hyped up about this event. what instruments are you guys planning to build?
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby zyzzyva980 » August 16th, 2010, 5:01 pm

A xylophone and er... something else... I'm going on Wednesday so we can get started. I think this is going to be a rather popular event. I'm not sure about the judging, though, it seems rather objective.
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby quizbowl » August 16th, 2010, 5:20 pm

one of my friends is an amazing tromboner. i just noticed how funny that word is :lol: :lol: but back on the subject, he is trying to make one out of PVC pipe. do you think the final product could come out fine and be both easily playable and in tune?
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Postby zyzzyva980 » August 16th, 2010, 5:34 pm

Perhaps you just say "trombone player" next time. It should be able to be playable. In tune depends if you make a tuning slide and how well it works. Or you could tune your other instrument to the trombone, I suppose. 'twill be interesting- I don't have much experience with building events.
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby blue cobra » August 16th, 2010, 6:05 pm

Would violins be too difficult to build well for this event?
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby AlphaTauri » August 16th, 2010, 6:10 pm

I'm not sure about the judging, though, it seems rather objective.
Don't you mean subjective?

Anyways, I think that most teams are going to go with a xylophone/marimba/chimes thing for percussion and a flute/pan pipes for woodwind. Although certainly possible, a trombone or any other brass instrument is going to require extra work (valves, slides, etc.).

cobra: Draft rules limit you to a woodwind and a percussion instrument, which is unfortunate because I also had some great ideas for strings.
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Postby zyzzyva980 » August 16th, 2010, 6:26 pm

I object to the subjective judging...

Being from a family with band players, I'm not disappointed with the fact you can't do strings, though I do think it would be slightly easier. I'll probably end up doing percussion because my sister (expected to be my partner) can do woodwinds and I can't.
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby AlphaTauri » August 16th, 2010, 6:41 pm

Mostly, I object to the ban on strings because it forces us all to go in one direction. I think that a big part of all SO building events is coming up with your own designs instead of just building from a premade kit with an instruction manual (Wright Stuff excepted, and even then, most of the teams modify their kits). What would, say, Towers, be like if they (the people who make the rules) gave us a design and told us to build it for competition? Part of the fun of a competition is seeing all the different designs people come up with. Don't get me wrong, I like this event, I just think they should give us more freedom to choose what to build.
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby blue cobra » August 16th, 2010, 6:41 pm

<SNIP>cobra: Draft rules limit you to a woodwind and a percussion instrument, which is unfortunate because I also had some great ideas for strings.
That's odd. Even if not violins, I know guitars have worked fine, as well as other types of instruments.
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby robotman » August 16th, 2010, 7:00 pm

Would violins be too difficult to build well for this event?
Violins are not impossible to build well.
I built one before I heard that strings are not allowed (am hoping the drafts are wrong though)
the hardest part was getting the sides attached to the bodies.
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby Paradox21 » August 16th, 2010, 8:10 pm

one of my friends is an amazing tromboner.
Trombonist.
In tune depends if you make a tuning slide and how well it works.
You wouldn't NEED a tuning slide because the primary slide itself is just one big tuning slide. However you would have to learn some different positions for the notes. And a trombone would be VERY easy to have in tune if the player has perfect pitch. Even if you hit a slightly incorrect position, you can lip it up or down to keep it in tune.
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby doctor » August 16th, 2010, 8:40 pm

Would violins be too difficult to build well for this event?
Violins are not impossible to build well.
I built one before I heard that strings are not allowed (am hoping the drafts are wrong though)
the hardest part was getting the sides attached to the bodies.
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how did u make the bow?
and the draft said no store bought rosin is allowed so how did u make that too?
i'm planning on making a violin and another insturment
not sure how i'm gonna pull it off though
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby paleonaps » August 17th, 2010, 5:39 am

Where are you guys getting the draft rules? I want to see them, am I being stupid?
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby zyzzyva980 » August 17th, 2010, 11:29 am

You wouldn't NEED a tuning slide because the primary slide itself is just one big tuning slide.
I fail. Most other instruments would need one though.
i'm planning on making a violin and another insturment
The draft rules, as aforementioned, don't allow stringed instruments. There may be changes in the official rules, but it's not likely.
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