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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.
EDIT: The pictures are now up Violin Pics
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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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby quizbowl » August 17th, 2010, 1:16 pm

as paleonaps stated, i cannot find these draft rules either.
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby FueL » August 18th, 2010, 5:02 am

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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby jander14indoor » August 18th, 2010, 6:21 am

Careful, those are the trial rules from past years, they are NOT the draft rules for this years. How different the draft was from the trial depends on what kinds of issues were found in running the event with the trial rules. How different the drafts (which are not widely available, and certainly not on-line) are from finals depends on last minute issues found.

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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby fmtiger124 » August 18th, 2010, 6:26 am

yea, the draft ones I've seen where it says Instrument 1 and Instrument 2 on those FueL say Wind Instrument and Percussion Instrument.
Should be interesting.....although I can see why some string instruments would be relatively easy to build (guitar maybe a harp) a violin like robot build most certainly would not be easy to construct....though perhaps they just in general saw a ton of string instruments last time and want to see something different.

And someone already asked this but just to reiterate because I'm curious....how did you make that bow robot?
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby robotman » August 18th, 2010, 6:36 am

And someone already asked this but just to reiterate because I'm curious....how did you make that bow robot?
Very very carefully :P

Well I took a piece of wood that was the correct length and than sketched the outline of a bow and cut that out using a band-saw and than cleaned it up with sandpaper.

To attach the "hair" (actually lead core fishing line) I drilled a hole through the base which has a bolt with a hook mechanism to hold the "hair". on the tip I drilled two holes which the "hair" was threaded through and than tied off.

I am not sure how well the "hair" will work as I have not finished stringing the instrument.
and the draft said no store bought rosin is allowed so how did u make that too?
I was counting on the roughness of the Fishing line to work without rosin
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