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    Hi all,

    My friend has some test in his school...something around 10 questions to which he coudn't find the answers...

    I got him a few...can you please let me know the answers if you know of any to these questions....


    Which Britney Spears song has been on the charts the longest amount of time?
    How many weeks was it on the charts?
    What peak position did it reach?

    What is another name for timpani?
    What do you need to play it?
    What is special about it?

    What is "MIDI"?
    What does it stand for?
    What is good and bad about it?


    Where does the history of the guitar begin?
    What is considered the most important development in the history of the guitar?
    When did it happen?

    thanks all of ya...my friends really pestering me...any of these would be a great help...


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    Mirriam-Webster (www.m-w.com) defines Timpani and the plural of Timpanum (latin):

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Main Entry: tym·pa·num
    Pronunciation: 'tim-p&-n&m
    Function: noun
    Inflected Form(s): plural tym·pa·na /-n&/; also -nums
    Etymology: Medieval Latin & Latin; Medieval Latin, eardrum, from Latin, drum, architectural panel, from Greek tympanon drum, kettledrum; perhaps akin to Greek typtein to beat
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    i.e. a timpanum is a kettle drum.


    MIDI is "Musical Intruments Digital Interface" - it's typically a machnism to control musical instruments (such as synthesisers) via a computer, including instrument type, notes played etc. Most PCs have a built-in MIDI synth. MIDI file (.MID) can be played on a PC and are very compact but the quality of playback depends on the quality of the synth and the way it's configured.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Urgent...Friends put me into trouble...URGENT !!!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
    hmmm TGO, this wouldn't be the ol' sms-the-answers-to-a-friend-sitting-a-test routine would it?
    If so, <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon14.gif>

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    To expand a little on Dynamoo's answer:

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>What is another name for timpani? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Kettle Drum

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> What do you need to play it?
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    A mallet.

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>What is special about it? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    It has a pedal for varying the tone.

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    Moo - thanks ...Great help...

    2 answers still to go [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img]

    Pete - Lol, the test time would perhaps have been over by now..lol...

    eaglefire...great...thanks

    Regards
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    Boy - no one ever answers stuff on britney... [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

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    >Where does the history of the guitar begin?

    Wherever it was Jimi Hendrix was born. Or possibly Bert Weedon [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

    >What is considered the most important development in the history of the guitar?

    See above.

    And also the electronic pickup where you wind wire round either a series of small magnets for each string, or one big magnet for all the strings.

    When did it happen?

    Commercially? 1928.


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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Where does the history of the guitar begin? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Tough to say because guitar-like instruments were around in ancient times, but the first written mention of the guitar proper is in the 14th century

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>What is considered the most important development in the history of the guitar? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    When the double courses were made single and the addition of the 6th string above the lower 5.

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>When did it happen? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Mid 18th Century.

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    Uh-Oh

    I and Eaglefire...now u've confused me...But E your answer sounds more relevant..

    god knows [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img]

    What about britney folks...

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>I and Eaglefire...now u've confused me...
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    That's one of those "consequences" I was referring to earlier this week <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon12.gif>.

    <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon12.gif> I could be right, or I could be right ROTFLMAO! <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon38.gif>

    Either of us could be right ... or both of us wrong. You might be getting all wrong answers from all of us. <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon38.gif>

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    TGO,

    If you're expecting a definitive answer to

    >Where does the history of the guitar begin?

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    >What is considered the most important development in the history of the guitar?

    You can't have one. Except in as much as 'history' means 'written down'. And the written sources people consider reliable will change from culture to culture.

    And that second question. I hate those. 'Considered' by who?

    By an technical school? They'd probably want the answer I gave about pickups. By a music college? They'd prefer Eaglefires.

    But for 'where does the history of the guitar begin?' I gave the answer every *guitarist* I personally know would have given. 'It begins with Hendrix'.

    [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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    Being a DJ, I refuse to talk about Britney Spears :mad:

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    TGO - Would this be the test your friend is taking????

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    TH Media,

    LOL !!!

    Well me too, but what can I do, I have to get it or else this guys gonna eat my brains...hehe
    [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

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    Kat - yes u got it perfectly right

    Now thats what i am confused on too..
    what i am wondering is...

    how has the school asked him that ? he lives in virginia state...so perhaps you might know if any school has asked him that...I am not sure about it..

    I got the url in the first place...I asked him about it..He said he isn't that dumb to give me the same wordings...

    So god knows...

    lol

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    TGO That site is a virtual learning community for teachers, students and parents and is available to anyone. Your friend, or his teacher HAD to have gotten those questions from the site. They ARE the exact same wording.

    http://www.beaumont-publishing.com/

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    Sheesh...Nobody answers the britney question here... [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

    Guys you could pm me...hehe

    Kat - Yep, he said that the teacher had given them for some sort of test..treasure hunt test hehe... [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

    Just the 1 question, that he needs...


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    Oops - I did it again. I'm not that innocent. Shame on me. <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon15.gif>

    [ 05-23-2002: Message edited by: eaglefire ]

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    Eaglefire - lol what did u do ?

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    wondering is it ?

    I know exactly what u did with britney..Justin woudn't be happy with ya...

    I mean britney's song...lol..what did u think...

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    i say boooo to you TGO for scaming people into actually caring about your questions. This is a forum, defined to be a talking "ground" where questions would be posed. Not to help some one do an online treasure hunt. Thanks for making us all a little bit stupider...
    "Those who seek the light, look to the opposite direction..."
    Peace out

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    whoa - take a chill pill, Bill. I know you're new here so you must not have noticed that the Midnight Cafe is pretty much open to whatever we want to shoot the breeze about. We all know TGO, and we answered him because we wanted to and because it was fun.

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    I guess your right eaglefire. TGO I am sorry, its just that i thought this whole forum had a purpose for those who needed help. I admit my reaction was based solely on emotion. Again i am truly sorry.
    "The emotion of man, will be his downfall."
    All Apologies.
    Peace out

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    Next time RTFM

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    Hendrix is close but no cigar you got to go back to Robert Johnson,the king of the Delta
    Blues players.You know the Cross Roads,Sweet Home Chicago and speaking of Cross Roads Eric Clapton is not bad.

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