Computer Music: Musc 216
Study Questions #5: Deconstructing Natural Sounds

Before you answer these questions, you should have reviewed the required reading for this session (including LINKS listed in the Class Schedule), and any LECTURE NOTES. Once you submit your answers, your grade will be recorded in your Student Gradefile and you will not be able to retake the quiz.

Please complete this set of Study Questions before the end of the next class session. However, the absolute deadline for completing them is 10:00 p.m. Friday, February 27.


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1. Deconstructing natural sounds involves analyzing the sound's:
 
2. To download a soundfile from an internet LINK, on the Macintosh computer you must hold down which key before you click on the link:
 
3. When you analyze a sound with AmadeusII, you actully discover individual frequencies which follow the natural:
 
4. AmadeusII shows the amplitudes of individual frequencies in both decibels and 100% amplitude values.
 
5. When you are selecting a region of a sound file to analyze, you should:
 
6. In the OPTIONS window for analyzing the specturm, it is best to selct:
 
7. What is the actual frequency of the FUNDAMENTAL of the note analyzed in the tutorial (see the Tutorial for the answer)?
 
8. What is the value of the amplitude of the FUNDAMENTAL of the note analyzed in the tutorial (and listed in the chart)?
 
9. To simulate the envelope of the recorder sound, the ENVELOPE OPERATOR is connected to the:
 
10. What kind of connection is used in the Tutorial to connect the ENVELOPE OPERATOR to its appropriate destination?
 
11. The RECORDER is a flute like instrument and a member of a family of insturments called:
 
12. How many points or NODES is on the envelope used for a RECORDER sound:
 
The answers to the following 3 questions cannot be found in the Tutorial but WERE demonstrated and discussed in class:
 
13. The RECORDER's breath sound is recreated using which kind of operator
 
14. What kind of filter is used to recreate the RECORDER's breath sound:
 
15. What kind of connection is used to connect the expression operators to the filters:
 


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