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#276 2011-02-07 13:07:27

Alan Adler
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Re: Do materials used affect sound?

One could analyze the Cowboys Stadium as a huge Helmholtz resonator.  The resonant frequency would surely be below the audio range.  So you wouldn't hear it.

It's tricky writing a post that isn't hacked into Packer frenzy.

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#277 2011-02-07 14:09:40

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Re: Do materials used affect sound?

No-sword wrote:

This is not a scientific hypothesis but I am not sure that a flute made out of Superbowl champions would sound that great.

Tibetan Buddhists make flutes out of human bones, why shouldn't we?


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#278 2011-02-07 16:28:34

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Re: Do materials used affect sound?

Tairaku 太楽 wrote:

Tibetan Buddhists make flutes out of human bones, why shouldn't we?

I'd like to have some of my bones sent to Ken to use as utaguchi and maybe other shakuhachi parts or inlay.

After I'm dead of course.

You might be able to get a good root bell out of a thigh socket, like that graft on your 2.0, Brian.

What would be the right processing for this?


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#279 2011-02-07 16:49:25

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Re: Do materials used affect sound?

Moran from Planet X wrote:

Tairaku 太楽 wrote:

Tibetan Buddhists make flutes out of human bones, why shouldn't we?

I'd like to have some of my bones sent to Ken to use as utaguchi and maybe other shakuhachi parts or inlay.

Before I'm dead of course, because I want to play the flute.

You might be able to get a good root bell out of a thigh socket, like that graft on your 2.0, Brian.

What would be the right processing for this?

http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc123/Tairaku/flaying-of-the-corrupt-judge-sisamnes-1167-mid.jpg


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#280 2011-02-07 19:37:39

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Re: Do materials used affect sound?

Alan Adler wrote:

One could analyze the Cowboys Stadium as a huge Helmholtz resonator.  The resonant frequency would surely be below the audio range.  So you wouldn't hear it.

It's tricky writing a post that isn't hacked into Packer frenzy.

Alan

As we know, the frequency of a Helmholtz resonator is dependent on the relationship between the size of the empty chamber, the length of the port and its exit diameter. Assuming football fans have a fixed throat length, they have to open their mouths wide to counteract the effect of the large cavity between their ears wink

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#281 2011-02-07 19:59:27

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Re: Do materials used affect sound?

Tairaku 太楽 wrote:

Moran from Planet X wrote:

Tairaku 太楽 wrote:

Tibetan Buddhists make flutes out of human bones, why shouldn't we?

I'd like to have some of my bones sent to Ken to use as utaguchi and maybe other shakuhachi parts or inlay.

Before I'm dead of course, because I want to play the flute.

You might be able to get a good root bell out of a thigh socket, like that graft on your 2.0, Brian.

What would be the right processing for this?

http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc12 … 67-mid.jpg

Brian, that was St. Bartholomew and he was quite _alive_ while they were flaying him.  (Probably could have got a couple of good bodhrán and shamisen heads out of that hide, btw.)


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#282 2011-02-09 00:41:49

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Re: Do materials used affect sound?

An interesting quote I ran across from an article about biases:

“If a group circles around sacred values, they will evolve into a tribal-moral community,” he said. “They’ll embrace science whenever it supports their sacred values, but they’ll ditch it or distort it as soon as it threatens a sacred value.”

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#283 2011-02-09 07:52:46

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Re: Do materials used affect sound?

Toby wrote:

An interesting quote I ran across from an article about biases:

“If a group circles around sacred values, they will evolve into a tribal-moral community,” he said. “They’ll embrace science whenever it supports their sacred values, but they’ll ditch it or distort it as soon as it threatens a sacred value.”

It sounds like one of those anti-evolution statements creationists make, they love to point out how Darwinists around 100 years ago liked to skip over finds that didn't quite fit the theory. They make a good point, if there have been any scientific theories that have taken wrong turns, Darwin's is an excellent example. Misinterpretations of Darwin's theories have caused all kinds of racism in the past, many of the wrong conclusions were reached very logically too.

Who was the "he" who said this?


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#284 2011-02-09 08:03:56

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Re: Do materials used affect sound?

It's about psychologists being biased towards liberalism:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/08/science/08tier.html

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#285 2011-02-09 11:16:27

Rick Riekert
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Re: Do materials used affect sound?

Toby wrote:

“If a group circles around sacred values, they will evolve into a tribal-moral community,” he said. “They’ll embrace science whenever it supports their sacred values, but they’ll ditch it or distort it as soon as it threatens a sacred value.”

This quote might make better sense if “beliefs” was substituted for “values” since the findings of science neither support nor  undermine values, sacred or otherwise. Science is not a normative enterprise. It’s concern is with the “is” and not with the “ought” of things. A belief may be extremely valuable in the eyes of the person who holds it, even to the extent that he will murder others who disagree, but it is not itself a value. In my opinion, those who consider their beliefs sacred are not influenced by the method or findings of science, simply because science and particularly the temper of mind suitable to its pursuit has played no part in the formation of those beliefs.


Mastery does not lay in the mastery of technique, but in penetrating the heart of the music. However, he who has not mastered the technique will not penetrate the heart of the music.
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