Specific Question Discussion (Penn Bowl 2015)

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vinteuil wrote:The question on Chinese music described a notation style (numbers for scale degrees, dots for octaves below and above) that is extremely common in notating non-western musics (Indian, Indonesian, and Japanese music all use it, at least).

The question on "3" began with a clue that is at best ambiguous, since the German augmented 6th chord is often spelled with #2 instead of b3 (and b3 is not really the same as scale degree 3, in major mode).
Thanks for the corrections; the China tossup has been fixed accordingly.

For the theory tossup, do you think a lead-in like this would be an improvement?

"The flattened scale degree of this number can be added to an Italian sixth chord to produce a German sixth chord."
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Spheal With It wrote:
vinteuil wrote:The question on Chinese music described a notation style (numbers for scale degrees, dots for octaves below and above) that is extremely common in notating non-western musics (Indian, Indonesian, and Japanese music all use it, at least).

The question on "3" began with a clue that is at best ambiguous, since the German augmented 6th chord is often spelled with #2 instead of b3 (and b3 is not really the same as scale degree 3, in major mode).
Thanks for the corrections; the China tossup has been fixed accordingly.

For the theory tossup, do you think a lead-in like this would be an improvement?

"The flattened scale degree of this number can be added to an Italian sixth chord to produce a German sixth chord."
Sure, that removes the ambiguity ("can" is good). Thanks!

Again, as I said in the other thread, I thought the music was the most solidly consistent category in the tournament, so kudos.
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Hey, so if I remember correctly the leadin to the kamakura tu wasn't super ideal because it referenced one of go-toba's actions which occurred during the kamakura period but led to at least 1 neg w/ the Heian period
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Black Miao wrote:Hey, so if I remember correctly the leadin to the kamakura tu wasn't super ideal because it referenced one of go-toba's actions which occurred during the kamakura period but led to at least 1 neg w/ the Heian period
You're right; Go-Toba's reign was in the Heian, but that poetry collection was released in the Kamakura. That's worth fixing, good catch.
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The tossup on metamorphic rock refers to it as "this specific material" at one point, which made it seem it was looking for a specific type of metamorphic rock for the first two thirds or so of the tossup.
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