SOUNDS OF MUSIC - Division C
Prior to the competition, students will build two different instruments, of any type, based on a 12 tone tempered scale, prepare to describe the principles behind their operation and be able to perform a major scale, a required melody and a chose melody with each.
Added 01/26/12 Information from the Coaches & Event Captain Meeting Jan. 25, 2012
There will be a very short written, multiple-choice test
Questions on the physics of sound.
Added 01/12/12 EACH device MUST have the school name and the team name written permanently on the device.
Added 11/16/11 Clarification from Nationals. The clarification means that a team may have two similar instruments, but it will lose points for lack of variety.
Question: What is meant by two different instruments, of any type?
Sounds of Music C (section: 1 / paragraph: / sub-paragraph: / line: 1)
Answer: The word “different” refers to the instruments not being alike. The wording
“of any type” means the type of either instrument doesn’t matter. Examples of what is not allowed: two flutes, two guitars, two trombones, etc. Examples of what is allowed: a flute and a piccolo, a trumpet and a tuba, a flute and a trombone, a guitar and a ukelele, an xylophone and a drum, etc. While these examples are technically different instruments, they are of
similar variety, and students would lose points for "variety". Refer to the scoring rubric when choosing instruments.
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