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- The concert hall is one of man's greatest joys; enjoying a fine symphony composed by the worlds greatest, performed by a world class orchestra. For months afterwards, the borgoise attendees will speak of the energy of the conductor, the orchestra responding to him, the power of it all. The crescendoes, the diminuendos, the stark silences between movements, the clarity of the soloist above the rest of the orchestra. Little do they know that were it not for the meticulous consideration of the architect at construction time, the patrons would not feel that they were getting their money's 'worth.' The architect is tapping into the world of acoustics; in this case, achieving the best possible so...   [tags: acoustic acoustics sound]

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Flute Acoustics

- A flute blows a rapid jet of air across the embouchure hole. The pressure inside the players mouth is above atmospheric (usually 1kpa: just enough to support a 10cm height difference in a water manometer). ( The work done to accelerate the air in this jet is the source of power input to instrument. Sound requires an oscillating motion or air flow. In the flute, the air jet, and the resonance in the air in instrument produces an oscillating component of the flow....   [tags: acoustic sound]

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Acoustics in Music

- Acoustics in Music Through out the history of music, acoustics have played a major role. After all if it were not for acoustics the quality of sound that we know today would not exist. The word acoustics comes from the Greek word akouein, which means, “to hear”(Encarta Encyclopedia). Since music has to be heard in most cases for enjoyment, acoustics obviously take on a very important role in the pleasure that music brings to the ear. Acoustical architecture and design are two key elements in the way music sounds....   [tags: Papers]

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The Effect of Underwater Acoustics on Whales

- The Effect of Underwater Acoustics on Whales Whales utilize acoustic frequencies to communicate underwater. If the whales are unable to communicate their bi-annual migration can become perilous. Man-made low frequency sonarcan prevent whales from producing soundand sometimes causes them to take alternate routes. When the whales try to avoid the sonar they are in danger of running ashore and perishing after being beached. Introduction: Twice a year, around the months of December and May, populations of gray whales migrate from Mexico to Alaska....   [tags: Papers]

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Underwater Acoustics

- My Communications coursework will be on non-radio communications. My chosen topic is underwater acoustics. The applications of underwater acoustics and their advantages and disadvantages will be studied. All forms of non-radio communications are based on waves. Waves are generally a disturbance in a surface, transferring energy from A to B. Waves can be mechanical vibrations travel through a medium. For example: water, sound. These waves are called mechanical waves. Progressive waves are created from a point and energy is distributed to the surroundings....   [tags: Non-radio Communications]

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Acoustic Sound Absorber And How The Sound Field Interacts With The Material

- Z_0=Z_c (Z_1+iZ_c tan⁡(kL))/(Z_c+iZ_1 tan⁡(kL)) The two equations above characterise how the sound field interacts with the material. An acoustic sound absorber can be modelled by modifying the wavenumber k and the characteristic acoustic impedance Z_c. The characteristic impedance needs to be determined experimentally. A popular model of determining these values is Delaney & Bazley[6]. The surface impedance on the leeward side of the material can vary depending on the boundary conditions. For a material sample located adjacent to a rigid end Z_0→ ∞, and for a sample located in air Z_0=ρ_0 c....   [tags: Sound, Acoustics, Sound pressure, Microphone]

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The History and Development of Music

- As Plato said “Music is a moral law. It gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, and life to everything.” Music has a very complex history and it is used in a variety of ways. Music is used for entertainment and also in the medical field. Music has become an important part of the world since its birth, and its various uses around the world. Music became an important part of the world since its birth. Many people believe that music came about in The Renaissance, but in fact music history shows that music has been in this world since 500 B.C., the music came when Pythagoras experimented with the acoustics and how math related to the tones...   [tags: acoustics, emotion, style]

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Ears Have Walls by Steven Connor

- ... And the character of music in the present time is that it all overlaps. ...We are saturated by sound now. We walk around and we move through constantly changing soundscapes, different types of music, different genres of music overlap all the time.... So the gallery is the total, immersed experience and hopefully that transforms the gallery from what we think of as being a rather sterile space for showing art to something which is much more alive and human.' A desire for non-separation of sound artworks can make for an overwhelming but strangely relieving or refreshing gallery experience....   [tags: sound art, optimum acoustics]

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Construction of a Recording Studio

- For this task the brief was to design the construction, soundproofing and acoustic treatment of a recording studio complex within a series of set constraints. The complex had to include a control room, live room reception and bathroom, within an overall floor space of 15m x 15m. The main focus was to be on acoustic design with the use of scale drawings to make the studio clear and easy to understand. For this studio the idea was to design a space suitable for recording large ensemble groups such as orchestras and so the space was designed with this in mind when regarding the size shape and layout of the space....   [tags: acoustics, lightning, isolation, soundproof]

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The Application of Multi-Touch Interfaces Alongside the Live Synthesis and Manipulation of Sound

- Introduction The purpose of this report is to evaluate the progression of this investigation; reviewing the initial tasks and reviewing the progression in each one as well as evaluating how they have changed in relation to the project and its aims will achieve this. Initial Tasks A1 – Find sources of information on various multi-touch methods. In order to begin planning a Multi-Touch Interface (MTI) an in depth knowledge on existing MTI’s and how they work is required. To gain this knowledge and to ensure that it is accurate it is best to have a wide variety of sources to work from....   [tags: Acoustics]

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It's All Greek to Me! Examining Ancient Greek Theater Architecture

- Ancient Greece was a thriving Greek civilization that lasted from the archaic period to the end of the antiquity era. The ancient Greek culture was a technologically advanced civilization who laid the foundation for many of our modern day cultural traditions. One tradition that is still very prominent in our culture is theatre. The ancient Greek’s have been considered the pioneers of theatre, and are known to have introduced the first actor, the tragedy genre, and most impressively theatre architecture....   [tags: acoustics, skene]

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The And Perception Of Sound

- Up until sound enters the ears, it is a physical phenomenon. Once it gets to the ears, however, it is strictly a matter of perception. What we are actually hearing can possibly differ than what we perceive we are hearing. This phenomenon can be attributed to psychoacoustics. Psychoacoustics explains the subjective response to everything we hear. It is the ultimate arbitrator in acoustical concerns because it is only our response to sound that fundamentally matters. Psychoacoustics seeks to reconcile acoustical stimuli and all the scientific, objective, and physical properties that surround them, with the physiological and psychological responses evoked by them....   [tags: Sound, Ear, Acoustics, Sound pressure]

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Use Of Hearing Protection Device ( Hpd )

- In the working place, lots of workers are facing with different levels of noise. The excessive noise exposure can cause hearing loss. There is nearly 360 million of people are suffering from hearing losses (WHO). In Canada, around 20% of the people have this problem (Static Canada). Moreover, the static Canada shows us that, nearly 42 % people are in the risk of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). Present research indicates that people will be benefited if they use hearing protection device (HPD)....   [tags: Ear, Sound, Sound pressure, Acoustics]

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Noise Levels in the Classroom

- Establishing the amount and type of noise in the classroom is important to define in Intro - talk about what impacts the noise (RT/SNR/background noise level) Noise present in a school building is expected. Learning is not a tranquil activity, and classrooms are therefore inundated with both internal and external noise. Internal noise is defined as noise within the school. This consists of students within the classroom and walking the hallways, HVAC systems,______. External noise is defined as any noise that is outside of the school building....   [tags: acoustics, negative iimpact on academic success]

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How Sound Does Sound Affect Our Lives?

- Capstone Essay Sound is how many animals communicate with each other. Sound allows birds find one another, even when they separate. Sound also helps bats navigate through the dark, using echolocation. Sound alerts animals to danger, helps them track prey, and find their way in the dark. Sound as perceived by humans, means being alert to everything happening around them. Though sound is not the only way for humans to communicate, it is the way most are taught to understand. Sound can also affect feelings....   [tags: Sound, Ear, Acoustics, Hertz]

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Lab Report On Sound Absorption Coefficient

- Sound Absorption Coefficient March 31 2015 To investigate the frequencies (200 Hz – 6300 Hz) dependence of the sound absorption co-efficient for Porous absorber material sample and Hardboard (helmholz absorber) in front of Porous sample using Standing Wave tube for absorption coefficient. Laboratory Experiment Page of content: Sound Absorption Coefficient I am writing to provide a review and report on Sound Absorption Coefficient Laboratory Experiment. Background, Relevance and Aim: Sound waves are produced by continuous vibration which can travel through the air or any other medium, sound can be heard when reach human ear or any other sound receiver, sound is form of energy and the...   [tags: Sound, Acoustics, Frequency]

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Users Of A Cochlear Implant

- Users of a cochlear implant (CI) have significant problems understanding speech in a noisy environment, despite their good performance in quiet (Wilson and Dorman, 2008a,b). Speech intelligibility in noise can be improved by adding an (amplified) low frequency acoustic signal to the electric stimulation of the CI to the same or to the non-implanted ear (e.g., Cullington and Zeng, 2010; Dunn et al., 2010; Sheffield et al., 2015). The combination in the same ear is called electro-acoustic stimulation (EAS) and its use has proved beneficial even if only low frequencies are present via acoustic stimulation, e.g., frequencies with as upper limit the speaker 's fundamental frequency (F0) (Zhang et...   [tags: Sound, Acoustics, Frequency modulation]

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Sound Pressure Level Observations Of Clarendon Street

- Introduction Sound pressure level observations were conducted to assess acoustic spaces in terms of their characteristics and ambient noise levels. Using a Digitech QM 1589 Sound Pressure Level metre (SPL metre) (see figure 1) three studies were measured in order to successfully account for characteristic behaviours and differentiate between ambient noise levels. These studies where assessed under Figure 1: Digitech QM 1589 ( 2016 ‘A’ and ‘C’ weightings of the SPL metre, in fast and slow settings....   [tags: Sound, Acoustics, Sound pressure, Noise]

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What about the Children? Are There Long-Term Consequences to Earlier and Greater Exposure to Noise?

- Harmful noises are everywhere. “The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reports that approximately 30 million Americans are exposed to daily noise levels that will likely lead to hearing loss” (Daniel, 2007, p. 226). Excessive noise exposure can lead to permanent hearing loss, tinnitus, poor communication abilities, and reduced self-esteem; however, it can be prevented in many situations. This paper will discuss how much noise exposure can occur before it becomes hazardous, the long-term effects of noise exposure at an early age, and the primary reasons why preventable socioacousis occurs....   [tags: Acoustics, Anatomy]

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The Effects Of Noise On The Workplace

- When Sounds Get Annoying Sometimes, even the smallest sounds can feel like they are being yelled through a megaphone. I don 't know why, but I 'm very sensitive to noise. This can be any level of noise - bar noise, shopping mall noise, or just someone chewing too loudly or dragging their feet noise. It 's all noise to me. I get caught up in it, it physically hurts my ears, and I get cranky, annoyed, and miserable. In short, noise makes me negative. I actually have noise-cancelling earmuffs that I used to use at a doggy daycare I worked at, and I use those things everyday while I 'm working at home or the library, or when I 'm doing something that is too loud for me, such as cutting the lawn,...   [tags: Sound, Ear, Acoustics, Noise]

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Physics Of A Spectrogram Sound

- When measured in a spectrogram sound can be analyzed by amplitude and time. A spectrogram is a visual representation of the spectrum of frequencies in a sound or other signal as they vary with time or some other variable. In a brief interpretation of the graphs, the vertical scale marks the amplitude, the horizontal is the time. Based on my voice sample the graph shows the changes in my voice patterns over the length of the sample. As the pressure in my voice increases the graph translates this as amplitude....   [tags: Sound, Wavelength, Hertz, Acoustics]

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Acoustic Waves in Physics

- ... [5] After reading the first paragraphs you may be wondering why are acoustic waves so important in normal life or “why would I ever need this equation?’ Acoustic waves are important because sound is all around us. When you think of the word “acoustic” a few words may come to mind. Guitars, stereos, and many other items involve acoustic waves. For example, when the bass on a stereo is turned all the way up you may hear the bass and that will then cause the ground to shake. This is because the greater the amplitude of an acoustic wave the louder the sound it produces....   [tags: variations, moleculas, compression]

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Effective Auditorium Desing

- 1.0 AUDITORIUM DESIGN An auditorium is designed in a way in which it will accomplish effective projection of the sound to the rear of the auditorium so that distant listeners will not experience an extreme loss of sound level caused by the inverse square law. This projection is normally achieved by having a sufficiently long reverberation time. The inverse-square law is any physical law stating that a specified physical quantity or intensity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance from the source of that physical quantity....   [tags: accoustics, architecture]

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Acoustic Guitars: Everything You Want To Know

- Acoustic Guitars: Everything You Want To Know If you or your child has found an interest in the acoustic guitar, you are not alone. Many people have simply fallen in love with this instrument and prefer it over the electric guitar. It is said that there is simply something more "real" about the sound being produced by nothing more that the strings, which is then project by the acoustics. However, just how does this work. It is true that the strings alone create the musical sound, but the problem is that the strings on their own cannot create a loud enough sound for everyone to hear and enjoy....   [tags: Music]

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Physics of the Acoustic Guitar

- Stringed instruments are most likely the oldest type of musical instruments. The acoustic guitar has been around since the 1500's, and is the most common stringed instrument used today. The guitar is one of the most versatile instruments in existence, being used in virtually every style of music. It can produce a wide range of sounds depending upon the style of the guitar and the type of strings used on it. The two main styles of acoustic guitars are the nylon-stringed and the steel-stringed....   [tags: physics guitars]

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Modeling Ocean Acoustic Tomography

- Modeling Ocean Acoustic Tomography Ocean acoustic tomography is a recent scientific breakthrough in the last thirty years. This usage of this tomography is key because of the major affect the oceans play on the Earth’s biosphere. Water takes up about 75% of the world and plays a role in land temperature variance and seasonal climate changes. In 1965, scientists pictured the ocean’s general circulation being large slow-moving currents like the Gulf Stream. These conclusions were based on periodic observations....   [tags: Science Ocean Tomography Essays Papers]

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Acoustical Problems in Theatrical Spaces: Acoustic Systems that can Help

- 1 Audible Architecture An exploration of the sound problems in theatrical spaces and how active acoustic systems can help. The architectural properties of a space are the most important contributor to its’ acoustical qualities. However, not every space is crafted perfectly in regards to acoustics, especially in the case of multipurpose performance spaces. This paper will look at the sound technologies available today and how they can be used to mediate and solve acoustical problems due to imperfections within the architecture....   [tags: Theater, Architecture, Sound]

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The Uses and Production of Sensors

- Sensor is a device that responds to a physical, chemical, biological or electrical stimulus as an electrical output signal which is a function of input stimulus. The device responds to the input stimulus by monitoring the change in oscillation frequency for acoustic waves. INPUT SOURCES The input stimulus could be physical such as changing pressure, temperature or stress. It also may be chemical such as particular gas concentration or the chemical agent. It also include biological input stimulus which include bacterial concentration, antibodies concentration....   [tags: acoustic, particulate, stimulus]

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Careers in Acoustic and Audio Equipment Design

- Careers in Acoustic and Audio Equipment Design Audio engineers have an interesting combination of character traits. On the one hand they tend to love music and want to have a hand in creating it. On the other hand they are also lovers of technology and ‘cool gear’. Along with an interest in technology usually comes an interest in understanding how it works – a desire to master the technology. With some people also comes a desire to go beyond the latest gear and ‘do it better’. They have a desire to create new technology which will provide the ultimate listening / processing / recording / etc experience....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Sound Waves

- What is a sound wave. A sound wave is produced by a mechanical vibration, such as a tuning fork. The vibrating object causes the surrounding medium, such as air, to vibrate as well.The wave travels through the medium to a detector, like your ear, and it is heard.As with any type of wave, a sound wave is also described by it's wavelength, amplitude, period, and frequency. WAVELENGTH is the distance from one point on the wave, to the next identical point, or the length of one part of the wave. AMPLITUDE is the distance from the midpoint to the place of maximum displacement....   [tags: physics acoustics sound]

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Walt Disney Concert Hall

- Public Spaces provide unique experiences and contribute to the identity of a city. Found as places like plazas, parks, marketplaces, within buildings, lobbies and many more. Public spaces are important to our society and therefore face more arguments in design and construction compared to private spaces. In order to create innovative public architecture, considered to be the most civic, costly, time intensive and physical of the arts, the project holds a degree of risk, strife, and negotiation ....   [tags: Reverberation Time, Acoustic Designer]

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Playing Guitar : A Acoustic Guitar

- Playing guitar can expand an individual’s possibilities. Whether the person is going into business or engineering it is always a good idea to have a back-up plan. The guitar can also serve as way to release stress. A standard guitar has up to six strings. Other guitars can have up to seven or twelve strings. Guitars with additional strings are commonly used in folk music. The most popular form of guitars is acoustic. Acoustic means that a guitar uses the air to create sound within its body, opposed to an electric guitar that uses electrical impulses like an amplifier....   [tags: Guitar, Electric guitar, Finger, Hand]

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Underwater Wireless Communication with Acoustic Waves

- UNDERWATER WIRELESS COMMUNICATION The communication between any two entities can be either wired or wireless. The concept of wireless technology was started in the year 1923. As we all know that 70% of the earth is full covered with water. It was necessary to develop wireless network that can also work under water. Here arises the concept of acoustic waves. Acoustic wave’s works better in water .Also it can travel long distance inside water and are very fast than radio waves. The concept of underwater wireless communication is a major finding in the field of wireless communications....   [tags: messages, oceanography, transmitting]

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- An experiment to find the acoustic impedance of paraffin and water Abstract The speed of sound through paraffin and water was measured, and came close to the generally expected value. The speed in was calculated as 1458.36±16.2ms^(-1) in water and 1212±23.7ms^(-1) in paraffin. Then the density of these two liquids was measured, and combined with the speed of sound to find the acoustic impedance. . The acoustic impedance of water was 1575±29kgm^(-2) s^(-1) and the acoustic impedance of paraffin was 1066.6±32kgm^(-2) s^(-1) ....   [tags: Experiment Analysis]

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Physics of an Acoustic Guitar

- Physics of an Acoustic Guitar I have been watching my husband play the guitar in a band for five years and he has made it look so easy to make such beautiful music. Most guitar players have progressed with the technology of electric guitars, but when my husband picks up an acoustic guitar and starts to play a song for just me, I hear his love for me in the sounds that he produces. Imagine my surprise when a physics class conveyed to me that there was much more to his playing than I had imagined....   [tags: Music Instruments Essays]

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Effective It Asset Management Using Surface Acoustic Wave Based Rfid

- 1. FEASIBLE AND EFFECTIVE IT ASSET MANAGEMENT USING SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE-BASED RFID Byung Youn Song & Rajit Gadh & Junghoon Lee & Jae Yeol Lee An office consists of many devices which contain invaluable information and data for which there is no substitute. There are chances that the information is erased or damaged not merely by thieves or hackers, but by the employees themselves. If we are able to detect environmental conditions, severe damage caused by them can be prevented. The factors considered for testing are temperature sensing and acceleration sensing....   [tags: RFID, Radio-frequency identification]

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ATRAC: Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding for MiniDisc

- ATRAC: Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding for MiniDisc Abstract -------- ATRAC is an audio coding system based on psychoacoustic principles. The input signal is divided into three subbands which are then transformed into the frequency domain using a variable block length. Transform coefficients are grouped into nonuniform bands to reflect the human auditory system, and then quantized on the basis of dynamic sensitivity and masking characteristics. ATRAC compresses compact disc audio to approximately 1/5 of the original data rate with virtually no loss in sound quality....   [tags: Papers]

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Two Things With Six Strings

- Two things with six strings It was in eighth grade when my father made me started to listen to Johnny Cash. His music was old at my age, but his guitar made me fall in love with his music. It was right then that I decided to play the guitar, both acoustic and electric. When I got my first guitar, the new smell of wood spread across my room as I opened my guitar case. I could barely lift up my first time. My little body was covered by the size of the guitar. The strings felt thin on my little hands and my ears were filled with magic when I played it....   [tags: Guitar, Electric guitar, Acoustic guitar]

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Standard Tracheal Secretion Assessment vs Acoustic Secretion Detector

- Endotracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation are life-saving procedures in patients with respiratory insufficiency. But this can profoundly impair the defensive mechanisms which keep the lower respiratory tract sterile, increasing the risk of bacterial colonization and ventilator-associated pneumonia. Although endotracheal suctioning is a standard of care in all mechanically ventilated patients, clear guidelines regarding the technique and timing of suctioning are lacking. The applicable American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) guideline suggests that endotracheal suctioning should be performed at some minimum frequency or when clinically indicated....   [tags: Medical Research]

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History of The Electric Guitar

- Electric Guitar The electric guitar was first made in the Oklahoma. This electric guitar design that was made in Oklahoma was the first of its kind and changed music for everyone. The simplicity of the electric guitar surprised many people. All electric guitars since then have been based on this simple guitar design. Many famous musicians such as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and many other have made electric guitar more affordable and widely available. Many parts to a guitar exist; one of the most important parts of the guitar is the bridge....   [tags: oklahoma, types, coil pickup]

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Attending a Performance of the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra

- The performance that I attended was of the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra playing the Overture to The creatures of Prometheus, by Beethoven, the Concerto for Orchestra by Kodaly, and Harold in Italy, by Berlioz. The orchestra was conducted by David Currie, and I think that they played very well overall. The stage was brightly lit from both on stage and the front of house and the musicians were arranged in a semi circle around the podium. The back rows of the strings section were mounted on risers and high stools....   [tags: Symphony Orchestra, concerts, music,]

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Renaissance Architecture

- Architecture remains an integral topic to discuss when historical shifts in the time periods occur and the many forms of art begin to shift as well. This is especially present during the artistic shift from the medieval period to the Renaissance where proportions and symmetry are reappearing ideas originating from mainly Greek and Roman times. During the Renaissance period, architects such as Bartolommeo Bandinelli were known for the exceptionally designed domes in Florence, which were larger than ever previously encountered....   [tags: European Renaissance Essays]

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Would mandated regulations for bat usage at all levels of baseball provide a safer environment for the sport and reduce costs?

- Would mandated regulations for bat usage at all levels of baseball provide a safer environment for the sport and reduce costs. Decades of debating over these questions leaves people in disagreement. When it comes to discussing the use of metal bats from Little League to the Majors cost, safety, and performance are among the currently most heavily debated topics, with wide spread disagreement among people in the industry. Complicating the debates, especially the safety debate, is the fact that little scientific, researched based, safety studies have been conducted....   [tags: Sports ]

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The Evolution of Portable Music Devices and How They Impact Society

- Between 1877 and 1925, there was an acoustic era. Acoustics is a branch of science introduced by Joseph Sauveur in the early eighteenth century (Chanan 22). Music was acoustically made using pure instruments and raw recordings. In 1925, headphones were introduced, which brought about the electrical era (Taylor 12). By the 1920s, more than 150 companies were making records and record players, which played discs. The discs were typically seven inches in diameter and played at a speed of 78 revolutions per minute....   [tags: music industry and listening technology]

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Producing Professional Recordings at Home

- For most careers, sound is used as a medium for communicating thoughts, ideas, and important information. For this very reason, it is unlikely that you would ever see an office space with tall ceilings and hardwood floor—as people would be unable to clearly communicate with each other due to the echoic effects of the architectural structure. Instead, office spaces have relatively low ceilings and carpeted floor to reduce the number of reflections from a sound source. This allows our voices to be heard clearly for the intended audience—whether a cubicle neighbor, or a group of people in a conference room....   [tags: Home Sound Studios]

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The Productivity and Effectiveness of Memory

- Memory can be an extremely broad spectrum to discuss. Matlin (2005) defines memory as the process of maintaining information over time (McLeod, S. A., 2007). This essay will focus specifically on encoding. The productivity and effectiveness of memory primarily depends on the processes of attaining, storing and retrieving information. This essay will further investigate the ability of students to encode information through various encoding strategies, and how effective these methods are in storing and retrieving the information....   [tags: encoding, storage, retrieval]

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Severance Hall on University Circle

- ... In her memory, John Severance made several more contributions toward the halls completion, totaling 3 million. The building was dedicated in 1930, and completed in 1931, at a cost of 7 million dollars. The landmark building was recognized as one of the most modern, up-to-date concert facilities in America when it opened. Severance also has a chamber music hall, called the Reinburger Hall, which seats 400 patrons, while the main concert hall is able to seat 1,844. Before the construction of Severance Hall, the Cleveland Orchestra first performed in the much smaller Grays Armory in downtown Cleveland and then moved to the Masonic Auditorium for concerts in the 1920s’....   [tags: architecture, concerts, scene]

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The Whispering Gallery at St Paul’s Cathedral in London

- “A whispering gallery is a gallery beneath a dome or vault or enclosed in a circular or elliptical area in which whispers can be heard clearly in other parts of the building." St Paul’s Cathedral is the Anglican Cathedral on Ludgate Hill, in the City of London and dates from the 17th century. The Whispering Gallery’s name comes from the fact that a whisper whispered by a person facing the wall on one side, can clearly be heard by a listener with an ear held at any other point to the wall around the gallery....   [tags: architecture]

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Communication and Social Behavior in the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolph

- Introduction Social behavior in mammals other than humans has always been something that has fascinated not only scientists, but the general population as well. Large mammals known to exhibit similar behaviors to humans have always been popular favorites at zoos and aquariums. One particular favorite is an animal known for its social behavior and intelligence: Tursiops truncates, the bottlenose dolphin (Prevost, 1995). This cetacean has global distribution that spans all tropical and temperate marine waters with bays, sounds, estuaries, and open shorelines being the habitats most frequently inhabited, and sea grass beds being the preferred nursery locations (Prevost, 1995)....   [tags: Animals]

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The First School Me And My Group Observed

- Introduction The first school me and my group observed was in the Baldwin School District with Mrs. Kraus. We observed her in two different elementary schools within the district. The first of the two was McAnnulty Elementary School. This particular school was on grades k-1. It was a smaller school that only had about three hundred fifty students total. While we were there, we observed two classes. The first class was first grade. The class was filled with different activities to foster basic music competence....   [tags: Primary school, Primary education]

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Léon Theremin's Contributions to Music and Society

- To start, Léon Theremin, originally known as, Lev Sergeyevich Termen, was a very influential Russian inventor throughout human history. He is most popular for his invention of the Theremin, one of the very first electronic musical instruments ever made. In addition, Léon Theremin is the inventor of a plethora of other inventions, some including the burglar alarm, the Great Seal bug, and the Terpsitone. There are innumerable interesting things that can be said about this innovative person. Without him, society wouldn’t experience, or enjoy the things we have, the same....   [tags: Biography ]

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Alexander Graham Bell, Inventor of the Telephone

- Alexander Graham Bell was a notable scientist and engineer that changed the world with his invention of the telephone. Without the telephone, everyone would not have a reliable communication device. Alexander Graham Bell is considered one of the most influential people in human history. Early Life ~ Alexander Graham Bell was born on March 3rd, 1847 at his family home, 16 South Charlotte Street, in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was born to Professor Alexander Melville Bell and Eliza Grace (nee Symonds)....   [tags: Inventor, Engineer, Scientist]

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A Guide to Buying Professional Sound Equipment

- If you are in the recording business, you must have good professional equipment. But, the main challenge, especially, for a home recording engineer is the stringent budget. Here is a guide on how to buy good professional sound equipment. So as to professionally conduct concerts, gigs or church services, it is also vital to have professional lighting equipment. It plays a major role in the successes of the business. Generally, a business which sells audio equipment would also have expertise in the lighting equipment....   [tags: How-To Paper]

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An Analysis of Guitar Sounds

- Sound is defined as areas of high and low pressure that move outward to form a longitudinal wave. The amplitude and pitch of the sound is dependent on the source and amount of energy produced. Sound is produced by vibrating objects, the vibrations cause disturbances in the surrounding air molecules. When the vibrating object moves outward it causes the air molecules around it to compress and create a high pressure region. As the object moves inward the air molecules expand and create a low pressure region....   [tags: pitch, frequency, vibration]

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Critical Analysis of the Design of the Guangzhou Opera House

- Guangzhou Opera House is a recently completed building by Zaha Hadid Architects. The project is located in the Chinese city of Guangzhou, completed in 2010. The building’s extreme geometry and the spectacular interior have brought about international awareness and appreciations on its design. Followings are two articles that examine and critique the building. One is “L'auditorium asimmetrico (Asymmetrical Auditorium)”from the architecture journal “Abitare”. The other article is “Crazy Angles, Soaring Steel” by Thomas Lane from the architecture Journal “Building”....   [tags: Architecture]

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Physics of Guitars

- Almost everybody can appreciate guitars. Guitars are at the forefront of music as the centerpiece of most bands. Guitars are a highly versatile instrument capable of playing full 6 note chords, unlike most instruments. As much as music depends on guitars, guitars also depend on physics. Without understanding the properties sound, guitars wouldn’t be possible. Guitars use the principles of acoustics to produce the sound you hear. Acoustic guitars and electric guitars produce sound in two different ways....   [tags: physics guitar]

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History of Physics

- Natural Philosophy also called philosophy of nature comes from the Latin phrase “philosophia naturalis”. Natural Philosophy is the philosophical study of the cosmos and nature’s elements and how the materials around the world are formed. There are many branches of natural philosophy including: cosmology, etiology, astronomy, probability, the study of matter, the study of elements, and many other subjects. The pioneers of natural philosophy are mainly pre-Socratic philosophers; the most famous philosophers of them were Thales, Democritus, and Aristotle....   [tags: natural philosophy, f=ma, thales]

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A Historical Overview of the Development of Theatre Technology from Ancient Greece to the Mid-1800s

- Throughout the history of the theatre its technology has helped to convey the story, amaze the audience, and to, at times, make the theatrical performance possible. Over the ages we have seen the growth of theatre shown in its technology, namely its staging, costumes, scenery, and lighting. We will trace the development and growth of these technologies from Ancient Greece through the end of the eighteenth-century. The technology of the Ancient Greeks is, in fact, very amazing. One has no options other than to be dumbfounded by what they were capable of ....   [tags: Theater]

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Andrew Graham Bell, The Man Behind The Creative Invention

- Everyone knows Alexander Graham Bell, the man behind the creative invention; the telephone. Not only was the telephone one of the biggest invention in the history of America, but it was the most successful one as well. During Graham Bell’s time period, the only way you could communicate to others was by writing letters which had usually taken about a week to get delivered due to the lack of transportation. While amused by Alexander, creation of the first telephone, he also created something to help deaf people....   [tags: Alexander Graham Bell, Telephone]

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Analytical Deconstruction of Led Zeppelin’s IV

- Led Zeppelin’s IV is a rewarding combination of face melting solo’s, the all too familiar wails of Mr Plant, flawless drumming and the impeccable bass lines of a bass demon. Combining various different influences with the skill of these players, this album tied together to eventuate into the legendary status that many hold high. Recorded and written from December 1970- November 1971 this album has been used as an inspiration for many other musicians when creating their own work. But what inspired this legendary group to create this album....   [tags: music album analysis]

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Cindy Staring at the Keswick Theater

- ... They have an in your face style and push the music out at the audience. The audience was quite diverse form: young fans especially women, a lot of moms with their daughter dressed like Cindy, and yes us the folks who were their when she started. The lead singer of Hunter Valentine is and she has a powerful and deep voice. She has quite a stage presence and played off of her band mates. A point is that they are an all women band. I'm not familiar with their music but did enjoy “Just Another Love Song,” “Staten Island Dream Tour,” and I think the title was “Feel Like Tonight.” The band received polite applause and performed about 10 songs....   [tags: host, concert, moments, music]

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Herman and Vickers: On Defyning Sonification

- INTRODUCTION Sonification is a moderately new field of research and due to this fact there are many terms which are used to describe it including but not exclusive to sonification, auditory display, auralization, audification; all of which have a similar but not precisely defined definitions (Hermann, 2008). Due to its inherent nature it is placed between the fields of scientific research and art & design research. This dichotomy raises issues as the two areas have very different notions of what sonification should entail and what can and should be considered sonification over other forms of musical/non-musical auditory expression....   [tags: Scientific, Music, Sound]

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Music: The Harmony of Culture

- Present in throughout the Hindu, Greek, and Judaic cultures, is the divine and meticulous use of music in various ways. Similarly between these cultures, music is symbolic of the most important and sacred concepts. The musical elements often exist to celebrate parts of the culture, to provide an element of sound to express spiritually, and to worship one or more Gods. Furthermore, music has occupied a central place in Hindu, Greek, and Judaic cultures, in which there are intrinsic musical principles, an arrangement of different instruments, and several forms and textures within all three cultures....   [tags: Musical Elements, Greek, Judaic Cultures]

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The Boot and Saddle Bar

- The Boot and Saddle has risen form the dead as a bar, restaurant and music venue. The Boot and Saddle has a long and interesting history on south Broad and seen the up and downs of the urban life cycle. It was our only country and western bar for years. It hosted mostly local talent and was a watering hole for the Navy when the Yard was a large active Naval Base. The bar was owned by Pete DelBorrello a respected business owner of the bar and other establishments in this neighborhood. With the closing, it sat vacant for 15 plus years before being reopened by the folks who own Union Transfer....   [tags: restaurant in South Philadelphia]

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An Intimate View of a Performing Arts Center

- An Intimate View of a Performing Arts Center Audience: My audience will be any adult or mature teenager who enjoys attending plays and/or concerts in a theater or playhouse. The Performing Arts Center at the University of South Alabama is an ideal auditorium for watching a play or concert because of the intimacy one feels with the stage and the players upon it. A good view of the stage is never lost within the comfortable seating of the theatre and the great acoustics, lighting and overall cleanliness of the place heightens the audience’s experience....   [tags: Description Compare Contrast Place Essays]

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Difference between Greek and Modern Theatres

- Difference between Greek and Modern Theatres Theatre today as in ancient Greek times is a popular from of entertainment. Today’s theatres share many similarities with the Greek predecessors however they are also very different. There are in fact many differences for example; layout, special effects, seating arrangement, the importance of drama and religion, setting, location and architectural features. In ancient Greece festivals were mainly held at the Great Dionysia. This was the oldest theatre in Greece and many plays were performed here for example the first performance of Antigone....   [tags: Papers]

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Bruckner's 8th Symphony

- With a sense of mystery, highly acclaimed New York Philharmonic conductor Lorin Maazel opened Bruckner’s 8th symphony with a tremolo on the strings and then repeats this tremolando in forte while the brass gloriously brought in the first major theme. Amidst the bright colors and amazing acoustics at Disney Hall, the audience sat in eager anticipation; many of the present members were experienced with Bruckner’s pieces and Wagnerian style. Sitting next to me, David Barry of the LA Philharmonic Board of Directors gave me an introduction to the history of Disney Hall, the LA Philharmonic musicians, and Anton Bruckner....   [tags: Symphony Review]

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Personal Ethical System

- Introduction The term ethics s defined as a set of moral principles that a person or society sets to govern their behaviors (Iqbal, Bhatti, & Zaheer, 2013). This definition is concomitant with the idea of knowing what is right and wrong and making a conscious decision to follow what is right (Paul & Elder, 2006). Conversely, a system of ethics is a set of instructions that govern an organization or particular social structure. This includes a combination of interrelated values that are devised as the most appropriate mode of conduct for a particular social structure (Paul & Elder, 2006)....   [tags: utilitarianism, phylosophy, moral principles]

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Ancient Greek Theater Architecture

- Ancient Greek Theater Architecture Many aspects of ancient Greek theaters have long been studied and debated. Much of the information about these theaters is based on speculation due to the fact that so little of them still exist today. This lack of remnants especially applies to the architecture of the early Greek Theaters. However, through archeological finds and years of studying the people, the plays, and the architecture of the time, we are able to make many conclusions about these early structures....   [tags: Architecture History]

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My Favorite Room-Personal Narrative

- My Favorite Room-Personal Narrative My Recreation room is an excellent place to lounge; it is the den in my home. Where my family can listen to music, or just getaway from the rat race of society. This den offers superior comfort and entertainment. It is a "no work area", which creates a soothing and peaceful environment. This room represents total rest and relaxation for the whole family. My family enjoys the den, because the air is cool with the slight fragrance of lemon pledge. The floors are of very thick soft carpet, for walking or lying....   [tags: Papers]

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Mixing Music

- Most good mixers these days can start there mix process at any desired point because of their years of experience and their relationship to their monitors. When starting out as a mixer you do not have this experience and need to start at a reference point that will produce desired results for your mix. I have designed this mixing segment for those with little experience or are new to the mixing process. Before starting a mix you need to have a vision of how you want your mix to sound. Refer to Cds that examples of what you are trying to achieve, for creative and tactical purposes this will give you guidance on where you would like to take your mix sonically and musically....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Warren Commission

- ... It was trusted at the time that they would uncover the edges at which the shots had entered Kennedy's body, surely indicating where the shooter or shooters were arranged. The dissections really made considerably more disarray, as they were totally conflicting. The principal examination was led in Parkland Hospital in Dallas, in spite of the fact that the authority one was led in Bethesda Naval Hospital, Washington DC. At the point when the two examinations were looked at, disturbing contrasts appeared....   [tags: hoover, fbi, shooter]

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Reliability Of An Integrated System With Big Data And Reliability Analytics

- Reliability Analytics Reliability is defined as the probability that an item will perform a required function without failure under stated conditions for a specific period of time.(O’Connor) Failure or errors come in many different forms. Failure in parts or products can come in the form of fractures, fatigue, creep, corrosion, or dimensional inaccuracies. Failure can also come in the form of machine breakdowns or inefficient workers. Unreliable products will result in large amounts of materials and time being wasted....   [tags: Statistics, Sampling, Numerical control, Variable]

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Musicals in the Splendid Theater or in the Technological Movies

- Musicals: in the Splendid Theater or in the Technological Movies It is curious to see the great star of the musical Wicked on Broadway, Indina Menzel, giving her voice to a character in Disney’s Movie, Frozen. This movie, that is an example of success, has won many awards, among them the Oscar for the best animation movie and music. However, does a musical produced in a theater such as Les Miserables or Chicago have the same success and prestige as the movie version. The advance of technology in the field of cinema that has been possible to adapt and improve the stories of books, real facts, and of course, musical theater presentations, makes everyone think the answer is no....   [tags: disney movies, broadway]

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Music Is A Therapy For Students With Depression And Anxiety

- Yehudi Menuhin said “Music is a therapy. It is a communication far more powerful than words, far more immediate, far more efficient.” Music Therapy is a program where a therapist uses music interventions to help anyone from young to old accomplish their mental health goals. The therapist is a trained professional with a masters degree in music therapy which usually takes about 5 years. “Music has proven useful in helping patients with serious medical illnesses such as cancer, burns, and multiple sclerosis who are also depressed....   [tags: Psychology, Therapy, Music therapy, Anxiety]

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The History of Music and the Variety of Uses

- As Plato said “Music is a moral law. It gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, and life to everything.” Music has a very complex history and it is used in a variety of ways. Music is used for entertainment and also in the medical field. Music has become an important part of the world since its birth, and it has various uses around the world. Music became an important part of the world since its birth. Many people believe that music came about in The Renaissance, but in fact music history shows that music has been in this world since 500 B.C., music came when Pythagoras experimented with the acoustics and how math related to the tones...   [tags: music, gregorian chant, the renaissance]

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Falsely Accused and Censored: Ozzy Osbourne and Gwar

- By definition censorship is the suppression of words, ideas, and images that are deemed "offensive" by the general public. As in any form of media, such restrictions in music limit the artists right of free speech and the true artist value of his or her work. For instance, in the world of heavy metal, there are multiple lawsuits against Ozzy Osbourne and one major legal dispute against a band known as Gwar. Where both artists were both falsely censored by the law and wrongly accused by our society....   [tags: censorship, Ozzy Osbourne, Gwar,]

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Scott Liss & the Sixty-Six- The Blackpool Letters

- Scott Liss & the Sixty-Six- The Blackpool Letters Liss and crew are poster boys of risk here, mixing many expansive musical influences and scoring big on “The Blackpool Letters. I admired the skill and patience spent culling sounds and sculpting flytrap arrangements on this cd. As Scott says, “watching it take shape as the songs and through the production is the best part. I love the creative process the most. I could spend days, weeks, in the studio doing nothing but writing and recording, experimenting with sounds and techniques.” Produced by Liss in conjunction with Paul Ritchie, (Parlor Mob) the disk owes its edgy dark sound in part to Scott’s penchant for alternate tunings, especially...   [tags: Music Review]

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Social Networking’s Good and Bad Impacts on Kids

- According to Erving Goffman, “When one individual enters the presence of others, he will want to discover the facts of the situation. […]To uncover fully the factual nature of the situation, it would be necessary for the individual to know all the relevant social data about the others.“ (Goffman, 7) Today, thanks to Facebook and social networking, these data can easily end in our hands. Perhaps, people may already know our name and, if we are part of the same community, they could probably know what we do like....   [tags: social networking, Facebook, identity, society]

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The Infinite Stupidity of Humans and the Universe

- “Only two things are infinite; the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former” Albert Einstein. The career of astrophysics is a complex one, because of the kind of research that is involved. The research will describe the career of astrophysics, what is required to become a successful astrophysicists and the impact this career has on society. The study of astronomy and physics begins with the ancient Greeks. Their view was that the Earth was the center of the universe. It wasn’t until the Renaissance when a few in western civilization, ever thought that the sun might be the center of planetary motion....   [tags: career in astrophysics, astronomy, science]

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