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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby TheSquaad » November 26th, 2018, 6:39 am

The rule manual mentions "Basic terminology regarding sound, sound production, and related science terms". What does this mean, specifically? Anyone have resources for this section?
It means whatever the ES wants it to mean. My team is just scrolling through Wikipedia and documenting Giancoli Physics.

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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby memeus » November 30th, 2018, 6:15 am

So for the physics test portion of Sounds, can you give me some like subtopics for the first three bullets (General Principles of acoustics, basic terminology of sound, and the fundamental elementals of musical sound)? I am finding them a little vague so like some stuff that they would usually put on a test would help me so much.

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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby windu34 » November 30th, 2018, 10:21 am

The rule manual mentions "Basic terminology regarding sound, sound production, and related science terms". What does this mean, specifically? Anyone have resources for this section?
This is very broad and has alot of room for interpretation by different supervisors. Alot of tests will have terminology and questions related to music theory in this section, such as "What does forte mean?", but obviously it can be much more complicated than that. "Related science terms" could talk about magnitude and frequency of pitches. So basically, this doesnt really mean anything specifically, its quite broad, which is the intention.
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby dxu46 » December 30th, 2018, 8:24 pm

The rules are kind of vague; they say "general principles" and "basic terminology," to what degree should we know this stuff? Also they won't ask for transverse waves as sound is longitudinal, correct?

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Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » December 30th, 2018, 9:38 pm

The rules are kind of vague; they say "general principles" and "basic terminology," to what degree should we know this stuff? Also they won't ask for transverse waves as sound is longitudinal, correct?
You won't get much help with what's going to be on the test, but you can probably bet that you don't have to study it if it's not related to sound.

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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby AAH2020 » December 31st, 2018, 3:56 pm

Does anyone know of any better test exchanges or sample problems resources out there? The only thing I have so far in terms of need-to-know for the test are the basic definitions, like waves, acoustics, resonance, timbre, etc.

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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby Riptide » December 31st, 2018, 4:08 pm

Does anyone know of any better test exchanges or sample problems resources out there? The only thing I have so far in terms of need-to-know for the test are the basic definitions, like waves, acoustics, resonance, timbre, etc.
Any introductory physics textbook should have a chapter or two on waves/sounds and corresponding practice problems that should cover a large portion of the required information.
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby JojoCho » January 5th, 2019, 12:55 pm

So the rules mention how your instrument must fit inside certain dimensions before setting up and how when setting up the device may expand or get bigger. However, there's nothing about if your instrument can separate into multiple pieces. If it still fits within the dimensions, should I be ok?
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby terence.tan » January 5th, 2019, 4:22 pm

So the rules mention how your instrument must fit inside certain dimensions before setting up and how when setting up the device may expand or get bigger. However, there's nothing about if your instrument can separate into multiple pieces. If it still fits within the dimensions, should I be ok?
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby JojoCho » January 5th, 2019, 6:09 pm

So the rules mention how your instrument must fit inside certain dimensions before setting up and how when setting up the device may expand or get bigger. However, there's nothing about if your instrument can separate into multiple pieces. If it still fits within the dimensions, should I be ok?
yes as long as you are able to put the pieces back together in 2 minutes it is fine
Oh sorry I should've explained a bit better. I meant is it ok that for the actual part where the proctor is recording my pitches is it ok if I have different pieces for each pitch and I don't keep them together. So technically for my set up I'm taking it apart. If you need me to elaborate more please let me know.
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