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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby Bogoradwee » November 21st, 2010, 5:53 pm

Would bamboo flutes be legal? We were thinking about maybe a bansuri.
I was certainly considering a pan flute. Although I'm probably gonna use PVC piping. Where do I get bamboo? lol
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Postby ichaelm » November 21st, 2010, 6:51 pm

Why do I say to choose a stirring classical piece? The judges will likely be familiar with how it goes, and so will know how well it's played. This makes it much easier to judge and the judge will appreciate you taking what they are likely to know into account. If they aren't familiar with your chosen piece, and they probably will NOT be familiar with pop music, does anyone think they will give high marks when they don't know how it should sound? Another genre of music that most judges are likely to be familiar with is classic rock. Basically any music that's been around for more than the lifetime of the contestants, and older may be better.

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Postby phillies413 » November 22nd, 2010, 9:24 am

is anyone thinking of building a xylophone?

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Postby zyzzyva980 » November 22nd, 2010, 2:14 pm

The xylophone will likely be a popular choice for the percussion instrument. The differences will be in material used- does the quality of sound of wood make up for its lack in volume? And is the opposite true for metal? What about being adventurous and trying different materials? It's up to you to decide which material fits best for your style, if you are building a xylophone.
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Postby Homeschool Geek » November 29th, 2010, 11:14 am

My partner and I are making chimes and an ocarina. I'm in charge of the chimes but I'm not really sure how to getstarted. What would be the best material to use? Preferably not that expensive.
I was looking at doing an ocarina, but found that since it's a vessel flute it can't be overblown. You will be able to play the required scale on an ocarina, but you won't be able to play the full scorable range or any accidentals very easily.
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Postby robotman » November 30th, 2010, 1:59 pm

thought you guys might find this interesting/invormative.
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Postby ichaelm » November 30th, 2010, 5:54 pm

thought you guys might find this interesting/invormative.
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby Vizard007 » December 5th, 2010, 10:09 am

My partner and I are making chimes and an ocarina. I'm in charge of the chimes but I'm not really sure how to getstarted. What would be the best material to use? Preferably not that expensive.
The ocarina is an extremely interesting idea... But, my team thought about chimes as well, and well, the range that they need to be in just makes it too much of a pain. You'd need huge chimes in order to get it at the required octave. And on top of that you'd have to make the chimes hollow and put it on some sort of stand since it has to be technically hanging off of something so that the chime can resonate and vibrate correctly. What my team was thinking was to maybe just have crystal classes which would be calibrated with the water inside them. Easier to transport as well.
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Postby hscmom » December 7th, 2010, 12:40 pm

My partner and I are making chimes and an ocarina. I'm in charge of the chimes but I'm not really sure how to getstarted. What would be the best material to use? Preferably not that expensive.
I was looking at doing an ocarina, but found that since it's a vessel flute it can't be overblown. You will be able to play the required scale on an ocarina, but you won't be able to play the full scorable range or any accidentals very easily.
Absolutely right. There are multi-chambered ocarinas, where one chamber could handle each octave. But that sounds hard to play unless you grow a few more arms.
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