Students should be working on the Remote Learning Assignment for the week of April 27 (due Monday, 5/4).
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Weekly Feature: Musical Records
This week we highlight a different category of random musical records each day. Wednesday: "The loudest..."
Today's records need a little context. The graphic below, taken from the EarQ website, shows the average decibel (dB) level of common sounds:
Now you have something to compare these records to:
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The loudest scream (individual) is held by Jill Drake (UK). Her scream reached 129 dB when measured at the Halloween festivities held in the Millennium Dome, London, UK in October 2000.
The loudest pipe organ is the Vox Maris, built by the German organ-building company Hey Orgelbau, which produced a reading of 138.4 dB when it was tested in Urspringen, Germany, on October 21, 2011.
The Vox Maris ("Sound of the Sea") is an organ like no other. It was built for the Yeosu Expo 2012 in Korea. It featured 80 pipes (some up to 32 feet long) that were installed on the outside of the Expo site's Sky Tower. When played, it could be heard from 3-4 miles away.
Recommended Resource: BBC Music Planet
Music Planet (find the website here) is a great resource to learn about music from around the world. Watch Video Clips, download full episodes of the Podcast, or browse through the World Music Archive.