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Re: Sounds of Music C

Post by AlphaTauri » February 2nd, 2011, 1:52 pm

Oops, you're right, Z. It should be G2 to G3, not C4 to C5. I mixed up the octaves for wind and percussion. >.<
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Post by FloridIon » February 2nd, 2011, 5:46 pm

zyzzyva98 wrote:Ok, that's very interesting. It has to fit in the required octave, and it looks like it could, so all you have to do is play all the notes in order. But you won't get any bonus points.

Maybe you could consider building a second drum larger or smaller than this one to get those extra notes?
As much as I'd like to, it's a bit too late for that now. Maybe if my school advances to states though, I might do just that.
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Post by Mr. Cool » February 2nd, 2011, 5:58 pm

You think I can get past regional with enough notes to play the required song and another song of my choice?
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Post by fleet130 » February 2nd, 2011, 6:14 pm

is any internet resource that can tell me exact lengths the pipes need to be?
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Post by Mr. Cool » February 2nd, 2011, 6:30 pm

Is this equation correct?

TL = (S/F) / 4

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S = Speed of sound

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Re: Sounds of Music C

Post by VirtualD » February 2nd, 2011, 7:27 pm

My regional isn't running this event as far as I know, but I had the idea to use cans (like Arizona iced tea and Peace Tea-sized) filled with water as my percussion instrument and calling it a Can-o-phone :lol: . How disastrous would you say these two ideas are?
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Post by zyzzyva980 » February 2nd, 2011, 7:41 pm

If you can get them to the right amount (you'd probably have to fill them right before the event starts) I don't see it being that much of a problem, especially if you're short on time.
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Post by VirtualD » February 2nd, 2011, 7:46 pm

Yeah, I plan on measuring out the exact amounts of water needed for the pitches and bringing a measuring cup and jug of water to competition. I just hope I don't have another event directly before it :lol: I still haven't figured out how to mount the cans (planning on playing the sides, having them stand upright) and whether or not to construct a resonator of some sort.
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Post by Flavorflav » February 4th, 2011, 6:39 am

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Re: Sounds of Music C

Post by Mr. Cool » February 5th, 2011, 1:42 pm

So I've been working and I have completed a set of three-note panpipes (made out of pvc) and I can play Hot Cross Buns. I just wish it was that simple. :lol:

High notes are simple enough, but I'm having quite a bit of trouble getting lower notes to sound clearly. (when I do get a sound it's accompanied by quite a bit of an airy sound).
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