A guitar, are all about tension. The tighter the strings are the higher the pitch gets. The guitar in the picture has nine frets. The frets closer to the strumming area or center of the guitar make a higher pitch, vice versa. The strings from from left to right get thinner in shaper and the tension get tighter. Which means the sound get higher from left to right. When you place your finger on the first fret on the fourth string the sound would be deeper than if it was on the twelfth fret.
So for my capstone I'm creating a Mass Media Portfolio. The portfolio will consist of short videos, animations, graphics and commercials that I'll be creating. The files will then be placed on a website I'm currently building using Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Can't wait for the outcome!
Prom weekend was one of the best weekends of my life ! I had so much fun in a house with 16 of my friends from school a block away from Ocean City shore/broadwalk. Even though we were only there for three days, during those days we became one big family. Every night was hilarious, memorable and crazy.
A few hours ago I went to see my little sister, Rosalie, preform in concert choir at Girard Academic Music Program, GAMP. Tonight, an auditorium of 600+ students, parents, staff, and friends, said goodbye to their principal at GAMP. He is retiring this year, not because he wants to, he's put 40some years into the school, but because he did not want to fire any of his teachers, or make any cuts to the programs, so he decided to leave the school, letting his vice principal take over and not be replaced, eliminating that position altogether. This farewell happened at the end of the schools annual spring concert, most of the students and almost all of the parents were unaware that he was leaving until being told this evening. The result was intense, depressing, and loud. Some people got angry and talked bad on the way things were being run in the district, but mostly everyone was just crying a lot, which then caused babies in the audience to wake up and scream. The principal was crying and it was all very, very sad. I haven't decided if this means anything, but GAMP is one of the four Vanguard schools of Philadelphia, along with Masterman, Central, and Bodine. It has only been one of the four since this principal was there. I've talked to the principal about a million times concerning my little sister, he's one of the most passionate individuals I've ever met. He loves his students, and treats his staff as if they were part of his family. As Lehmann says, he is a man that is thoughtful, wise, passionate, and kind. It was really hard to watch all this happening. He started to give some sort of speech... thanking everyone for being there and telling all the students he loved them, but then he just couldn't talk anymore cause he was crying and just walked off the stage mid-sentence. Sometimes when I'm at SLA, at my own school, and I think about Mr. Newman, who finally started a steady music program, or Jeremy, who worked for half a year without even getting paid because he loves this school, what it stands for, and the people in it so much, getting cut and having to leave, that I forget about everyone else. I forget that this is hitting everyone. And I'm not sure which way is easier to deal with either. I can't decide. In a weird way I felt a kind of relief when I was reminded that every school, not just ours, has had to deal with these cuts, and that it hit some more than others, because it makes me feel like at least we're in this together. I know that's the wrong way of looking at it, but it makes me feel better about the whole situation, so I'm going to continue doing so.
Gotoh, rhythm guitarist from Asian Kung Fu Generation, produce sound from his guitar by strumming his pick against the strings. He changes notes by switching from fret to fret, the closer he moves his hands toward the front of the guitar the higher the note. His guitar is pretty standard, the pick ups on the end, the bridge holding all 6 strings, and an amplifier to give his sound waves more amplitude and be heard better. If I can get a string, stretch it out and vibrate it, maybe I can make a sound that maybe with the technology I can make louder. I believe since the thicker strings on a guitar are thicker than the thinner ones, they produce sound waves with low frequency which is why they sound lower, and the thinner strings vibrate faster making a higher frequency and higher pitch.
Also here's the live performance of Asian Kung Fu Generation playing Flashback
--How is it played? What does the person have to do to produce sound? The instrument is played by stroking/strumming/plucking the strings. --How do you change a note? (you might have to watch very carefully to see this)
You can change the note by applying pressure on different frets and stroking the different strings. --How is it shaped? The sound is created by the vibrations being amplified in the inside of the body of the bass. --What does this make you think about how you can create and change sound?
This makes me think that you can create a vibration and alter the sound it makes by the area you surround it with?
--What connections (if any) do you think you can draw between what you are observing and you might already know about waves?
I really don't know how to express what I'm thinking, but I feel as though waves are a disruption of whatever is happening and when you surround them they are amplified and made stronger. (if that makes any sense.)
Zach, Andrew, his girlfriend Patricia, Karen, Kimmi and I got into the limo. We had just exited the prom and were on a mission to meet up with Anthony and Jacob for a late dinner. Door closed and we all began to get settled in our spots. Now all we were waiting for was Evett and Stefen to get in their limo and follow. Problem was they we taking quiet a bit of time heading out of the lobby. Finally though we saw them emerge from the hotel. Problem was we heard our limo gearing up to go. I turned around waving to get their attention. Once I got it I tried to signal to Evett our limo was going to take off. She looked and I rolled down the window trying to hold her attention. Thats when the limo began to pull off and I saw the rarest thing ever. Evett took off from her spot on the side walk and began chasing the limo, I should add that she was still in her prom dress and very high heels. She actually was able to catch up to limo before it took off. Never stumbling or falling probably the coolest thing ever.
Xylophone is played by tapping one of the several bars that are arranged by
size (longer to shorter) that create different pitches of sound using a
plastic, wooden or rubber mallet; the sounds that are made when tapping the
bars are kind of similar to the sound that a bell makes when it is rung
(depending on the bell). The sound that the bar makes when you tap on it
depends on the size (length) of the bar. The longer the bar is, the lower the
noise it makes, and the smaller the bar is, the higher the noise it makes. Jazz
bands often used the Xylophone in the 1920’s and 1930’s.
When looking into the instrument I wished to play I thought that making a simple small piano would be easy. It's just a box with strings and keys you press that hit the corresponding string. While doing light research I noticed it was actually very difficult to piece something like that together. Then a friend of mine happened across an instrument called a thumb piano. It sounded like the perfect thing to make. So when i got home I looked it up. Basically its a bunch of different sized metal pieces that are bend in the middle and held down. It's played my pressing down on a metal piece and then releasing it causing a sharp crisp sound to be produced. The number of pieces can be varied so the range of notes is easily acquired like an actual piano. Its shape can be a small box with metal strips on top and a piece of wood that acts as like a ditch above the box like board. The metal strips are places strategically on top of the wooden ditch and then a bar is placed across them and pressed down to bend the metal pieces in a out wide U shape. I'm not sure about how tuning takes place but the vibrations of the metal to metal makes the nice sound.