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Sounds of Music

Sounds of Music

Teams must construct and tune one device prior to the tournament based on a one-octave 12-tone equal tempered scale and complete a written test on the physics of sound and music concepts.

Regional Location
Eye Protection
Rules Location
Written Test Day & Hands-On Day
National Rulebook
January 3, 2023

Song Excerpt (States) - The excerpt of Battle Hymn of the Republic original published in the Rules should be discarded and the State Tournament will use this version where the notes below G4 were re-written to different notes within the G4 to G5 octave.

October 19, 2022

Rule 6.b.iv. Song Score (SS) = (Device Song Score/Highest Device Song Score of all teams) x 15 points 20 points


Sounds Of Music B VASO 2023 Scoresheet
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VASO Sounds Of Music Scoring Spreadsheet
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Allowed Range 2023
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Note numbering in chromatic
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Sounds of Music Tournament Pitch Tester

National Sounds of Music event page

Student Resource Center (Scioly)

National Significant Figures Guidelines

See the VASO Crave the Wave page for multiple resources, including teaching videos, on waves

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