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    The motion picture industry began a shift into ‘talkies’ right before the Depression began, but the largest transition into sound took place during. Not many people in the industry were open to sound films at first, but the public was interested in hearing more than just music. As Kenneth MacGowan in “When the Talkies Came to Hollywood” states “the increase of sound-equipped theaters from under 9,000 at the end of 1929 to 13,000 two years later” shows how the industry quickly worked to incorporate sound into its theatres (289). If the industry had not rushed forward in the sound evolution, the switch from silent to sound film may not have happened for a while with theatres unable to afford the sound equipment. The “Wall Street boom and quick success of the talkies” is what led theatres to readily buy the equipment in the first place (MacGowan 287). The movie industry was advancing from silent films into a new era that produced many great films and stars. Even though most audiences seemed to embrace sound, not everyone liked the transition from live music to stereo sound. A survey noted by Elizabeth Fones-Wolf in “Sound Comes to the Movies: The Philadelphia Musicians’’ Struggle against Recorded Music” that part of the public “resented entertainment that impeded interaction between audience and performer” (16). The public was used to live orchestras and commanding…

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    was the major turning point of sound in films, fueled the public with astonishment. As a result, the first spoken words in the movie, "Wait a minute, wait a minute..." (The Jazz Singer), transcribed into the history of films. In response to the popularity of sound films in the early 1930s, by 1929, live orchestra in theaters moved to backstage to solidify the liaison between visual and sound. Generally, the peak of gradual transition towards sound was between 1930s and 1940s, which was also…

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    Their performance at World Percussion Night consisted of three compositions: Beleganjur, Tari Telek, and Baris. These three songs are considered to be traditional Balinese gamelan pieces. In transitions between songs, I noticed that the instrumentalists switched positions to play a different instrument each time. During each song, I found it interesting that the director played an instrument along with the rest of the ensemble instead of standing on a podium and conducting like I am used to…

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    The articulatory kinematic approach has received significant attention due to its focus on motor programming and planning. The nature of this treatment is designed to increase correct production of sounds by guiding clients to proper movement and placement of the articulators (Wambaugh & Mauszycki, 2010). Specific strategies employed during articulatory kinematic therapy include modeling, repetition, articulatory placement and tactile cueing, feedback, contrastive practice, and shaping (Wambaugh…

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    didn 't listen to as much music as her peers but still enjoyed listening to the music on the radio and her cassette player! I then asked, what was your favorite concert that you have ever attended? She told me she had attended a few concerts in college. Her favorite concert she attended was U2 at the Tacoma Dome. She loves the band and said it was an amazing experience. She explained to me that people crowded near the front of the stage. There was standing room…

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    85 dB or higher for an eight hour period (Peter M. Rabinowitz, Pg.1). The louder the sound, the shorter the time period before NIHL can occur. Sounds of less than 75 decibels, even after long exposure, are unlikely to cause hearing loss (Hearing Health Foundation 2015). Hearing loss that is caused by the noise exposure due to recreational or non-occupational activities is termed socioacusis. Hearing loss due to injurious noise at workplace is referred to as occupational noise-induced hearing…

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    today than in the past. So that raises the question. What is music? Many people may have many different answers. Some people may say it is just a bunch of instruments playing together on stage, but does it even have to be that? Music can have absolutely no sound, but still be considered music. So what makes music “music?” I believe that music is any sort of sound whether they are organized, or unorganized that come together that make the listener feel something in some sort of way. These sounds…

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    Fiction Sound Design

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    The Use of Sound Design in Creating Fiction The crowd rustles, the jostling for seats rises and then slowly abates. Lights begin to dim, and a quiet stillness of anticipation palpably subdues the audience. After darkness and silence fills that space of minute eternity, sounds in orchestra escape into wanting ears and thus a sojourning through story, in the form of theatre, begins its irrepressible rein. Regardless of technology, or venue sophistication; regardless of social status or…

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    Sonic Waveforms

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    in bird sound and human vocal voice. However, an aperiodic waveform dose not have a repeating waveform and tone, like noise, the engine idling. 2. Specify the first 5 harmonics of a period sound with a fundamental at 200 Hz. (1 point) Answer: the first harmonic is 200 Hz. The second harmonic is 400 Hz. The third harmonic is 600 Hz, the fourth harmonic is 800 Hz, and the fifth harmonic is…

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    The piece was performed by pianist Derek Polischuk and trombonist Ava Ordman. They did a superb job and I really liked Ordman’s style. Her use of vibrato made everything she played even more beautiful and her stage presence was very entertaining. It was clear that she was going all out and I greatly respect that in a musician. In terms of the piece, it was divided into three unique sections that each had a variety of styles and techniques. All three sections were equally entertaining, I…

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