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Sounds of Music C

Post by terence.tan » September 7th, 2019, 9:20 am

If the frequency of the note C3 is 125 Hz, what is the frequency of A♭4?
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Post by Giantpants » September 8th, 2019, 9:49 am

terence.tan wrote:
September 7th, 2019, 9:20 am
If the frequency of the note C3 is 125 Hz, what is the frequency of A♭4?
I got 397 Hz, using frequency of a note = known frequency * (1.059463...)^number of halfsteps, which was 8 from C4 (250 Hz)
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Post by terence.tan » September 8th, 2019, 5:24 pm

Giantpants wrote:
September 8th, 2019, 9:49 am
terence.tan wrote:
September 7th, 2019, 9:20 am
If the frequency of the note C3 is 125 Hz, what is the frequency of A♭4?
I got 397 Hz, using frequency of a note = known frequency * (1.059463...)^number of halfsteps, which was 8 from C4 (250 Hz)
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Post by Giantpants » September 9th, 2019, 7:32 am

You’re tuning a bass guitar and for some reason have an obsession with knowing the tension of your strings. How much tension will you need to apply to your top string, G2, so that it is tuned properly if it’s 90 cm long and has a mass of 16 grams? (G2 = 98 Hz)

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Post by UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » September 21st, 2019, 5:40 pm

Giantpants wrote:
September 8th, 2019, 9:49 am
terence.tan wrote:
September 7th, 2019, 9:20 am
If the frequency of the note C3 is 125 Hz, what is the frequency of A♭4?
I got 397 Hz, using frequency of a note = known frequency * (1.059463...)^number of halfsteps, which was 8 from C4 (250 Hz)
Interrupting for a second... doesn't this depend on your tuning system?
Giantpants wrote: You’re tuning a bass guitar and for some reason have an obsession with knowing the tension of your strings. How much tension will you need to apply to your top string, G2, so that it is tuned properly if it’s 90 cm long and has a mass of 16 grams? (G2 = 98 Hz)

(Tried to make the numbers at least somewhat realistic lol)
550 N?

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Post by Giantpants » September 21st, 2019, 8:43 pm

UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:
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550 N?

Yea, I got 553.19 N specifically, but still good. Your turn!
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Post by UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » September 22nd, 2019, 6:40 am

What are the five main groups in the Hornbostel-Sachs system?

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Re: Sounds of Music C

Post by smayya337 » October 1st, 2019, 6:46 pm

UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:
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What are the five main groups in the Hornbostel-Sachs system?
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Post by gz839918 » October 16th, 2019, 5:46 am

Since smayya337 had the right answer but no posts have followed, I suppose it wouldn't hurt to start this up again.

Alice and Bob are playing a duet. Alice is supposed to play a note at 110.0 Hz and Bob is supposed to play a note at 164.8 Hz, but Bob accidentally plays his note 50 cents sharper than he is supposed to play it.

(a) What frequency does Bob actually play?
(b) If the interval between the notes is supposed to be a perfect fifth, Alice and Bob are playing most closely in what system of temperament? (A) Pythagorean (B) 12-tone equal (C) Just intonation (aka 5-prime) (D) All of these could be correct
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Post by Giantpants » October 16th, 2019, 11:25 am

gz839918 wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 5:46 am
Alice and Bob are playing a duet. Alice is supposed to play a note at 110.0 Hz and Bob is supposed to play a note at 164.8 Hz, but Bob accidentally plays his note 50 cents sharper than he is supposed to play it.

(a) What frequency does Bob actually play?
(b) If the interval between the notes is supposed to be a perfect fifth, Alice and Bob are playing most closely in what system of temperament? (A) Pythagorean (B) 12-tone equal (C) Just intonation (aka 5-prime) (D) All of these could be correct
(a) 113.2 Hz
(b) I’m not so sure, but I think it might be D. all of the above, since the frequency ratio is always 3:2?
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