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Week 34

 

  1. _________________ are members of the percussion instrument family. Their name means self-sounders because they are instruments whose bodies vibrate to produce sound.

    1. Membranophones

    2. Aerophones

    3. Chordophones

    4. Idiophones

  2. The ________________quality in airduct flutes are affected by the following factors: Aperture size, Aperture shape, Windway size and shape, Angle of Incidence, Acuteness of the edge, and Frames and hoods.

    1. range

    2. finish

    3. tone

    4. visual design

  3. Any pot, but especially one with a mouth that is narrower than its waist, can serve a a ______________. This means that it will accentuate certain sound frequencies that are spoken or played into its interior. Try speaking or singing into a pot, jar of vase. If you sing different pitches , you may find one or two pitches that work well.

    1. resonator

    2. volume register

    3. sound amplifier

    4. ocean sounder

  4. Two most important rules for tuning a flute are: a hole placed closer to the mouth hole gives a higher pitch, and a smaller hole gives a ______________ pitch.

    1. lower

    2. higher

    3. equal

    4. moderate

 

 

This weeks questions come from Mud to Music Making and enjoying ceramic musical instruments, Barry Hall, American Ceramic Society, 735 Ceramic Place,Westerfiled Ohio

 

Note from Pres: My signed edition is in excellent shape, and still has the CD of music. I purchased this book to aid me in teaching whistles to my HS students, and to help a very creative music teacher with projects for her Theory and Harmony classes, which we did at the end of the year to give them a break from a very grueling class on Music theory.

 

 

Answers:

  1. 4. Idiophones are members of the percussion instrument family. Their name means “self-sounders” because they are instruments whose bodies vibrate to produce sound. In other words, their sound is produced by the vibration of the sonorous materials from which they are made. Idiophones are sounded in a variety of ways; they can be shaken, struck, hit together, plucked or scraped.

  2. 3. tone-The following factors affect tone quality in airduct flutes: Aperture size. . . Aperture shape. . . Windway size and shape. . . Angle of Incidence. . . Acuteness of the edge. . . and Frames and hoods.

  3. 1. resonators-Resonators -Any basic pot, but especially one with a mouth that is narrower than its waist, can serve as a resonator. This means that it will accentuate certain sound frequencies that are spoken or played into its interior. Try speaking or singing into a pot, jar or vase. If you sing different pitches, you may find one or two pitches that resonate well While others do not. You’ll also notice that, even when speaking into the pot, the sound character of your voice is changed by the particular acoustic resonances of the vessel. Since fired clay has a relatively hard surface that reflects sound efficiently, ceramic pots work well as resonators.

  4. 1. lower-Here are the two most important rules for tuning: A hole placed closer to the mouth hole gives a higher pitch, when placed farther away, it gives a lower pitch. A smaller hole gives a lower pitch. If made larger, it gives a higher pitch.

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