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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby quizbowl » April 25th, 2011, 1:25 pm

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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby Bogoradwee » May 1st, 2011, 5:31 am

quizbowl wrote:Star Wars = John Williams.

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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby ophiophagus » May 1st, 2011, 1:43 pm

Yesterday at MI states there was a presentation about next years SOM topic: dunno if you guys know about this but it is fruits and vegetables and there were things like carrot clarinets and melon drums in the presentation! Of course, it could all be a big joke.
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Postby Bogoradwee » May 1st, 2011, 1:51 pm

I practically started crying when I saw that. It better be a sick joke.
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby illusionist » May 1st, 2011, 1:52 pm

This was the video that was presented: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpfYt7vRHuY
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Postby zyzzyva980 » May 1st, 2011, 2:07 pm

Hmm... I might have a legitimate excuse for not eating my veggies, then.
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby Littleboy » May 1st, 2011, 5:03 pm

It was probably just a way to stall time while they waited for the shock value results. Jeff did say something along the lines of it changing alot.

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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby illusionist » May 1st, 2011, 5:12 pm

Actually, I believe I heard him say "minor" changes. By this time of year, most event concepts are almost finalized. At the summer conference, tweaks will be made to the rules. However, there may be an exception and there would be a large change. Btw, has any other state seen this video, or is just Michigan?
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby fleet130 » May 1st, 2011, 6:42 pm

Bogoradwee wrote:I practically started crying when I saw that. It better be a sick joke.
Sounds like the delivery was 29 days late!
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Postby chalker » May 1st, 2011, 8:03 pm

illusionist wrote:Actually, I believe I heard him say "minor" changes. By this time of year, most event concepts are almost finalized. At the summer conference, tweaks will be made to the rules. However, there may be an exception and there would be a large change. Btw, has any other state seen this video, or is just Michigan?


Cute video. I can definitively say that the use of vegetables is NOT even being remotely considered for next year. There will be minor changes to the event, but we still haven't finalized those.

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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby jander14indoor » May 1st, 2011, 8:36 pm

Uhh, yeah, that would be my warped sense of humor and a desparate need to kill time as one last event was scored and entered. That video has NOTHING to do with the real Sounds of Music.

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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby illusionist » May 2nd, 2011, 4:02 am

*facepalm
That would have been so cool though! Way to get my hopes up and then tell me its false... ;)
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby Bogoradwee » May 2nd, 2011, 7:26 am

jander14indoor wrote:Uhh, yeah, that would be my warped sense of humor and a desparate need to kill time as one last event was scored and entered. That video has NOTHING to do with the real Sounds of Music.

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... *twitch*... thank you for that note of relief, but... well... next time show videos of cute kittens. Nobody should have a problem with that :P
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby stevenrkeyes » May 4th, 2011, 1:16 pm

Bogoradwee wrote:
chalker wrote: We have a general policy of trying to make at least one significant change to each returning event. What specific changes would you make to the rules?


It would be disadvantageous to people just coming into the event next year in comparison to the veterans if you DON'T adjust the ranges or perhaps the categories or some other instrument requirement. I vote replacing wind with strings, and perhaps making percussion treble, and then strings bass. My reasoning is that some people also have a natural disadvantage if they can't already play a wind instrument, so they wouldn't have the breath support. As for the flipping of ranges, it makes it fair for percussion, too.


I'd second that. In fact, even for wind players, the rules seem to favor brass players--the range is very low for a flute, and reed instruments are relatively hard to make, but the range is similar to the bottom part of a trumpet's or the upper part of a trombone's.

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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby zyzzyva980 » May 4th, 2011, 4:32 pm

Just because the wind instrument had a relatively low range for a flute doesn't mean people didn't try it... there was an astonishing amount of the good ol' PVC pipe flutes at competition, and some people could play them pretty well. That being said, yes, I do believe a change in octave should be made, for the sake of "parity" in SO and also because the low percussion range made for some pretty large, immobile instruments
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