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Science of Music
Participants will demonstrate their knowledge of the properties of sound and basic music concepts.

Number of Participants / Approximate Time
Up to 2 / 45 minutes

Outside Materials
Participants may bring only pencils to the event.

The Competition
1. Student teams will be quizzed in the form of a test on the basic principles of sound waves and the impact on pitch, principles of instrument construction (including size of instruments i.e. soprano, alto, tenor, bass), instrument classification (membranophones, idiophones, chordophones, and aerophones).
2. Questions on instrument classification may include pictures of items from around the world or names of instruments prominent in America.

Students will have 45 minutes to complete the written test. Time is not a scoring factor.

The team with the most correct responses will be declared the winner. Ties will be broken with pre-determined tie-breaker questions.

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