Chapter 4 Assignment

Chapter 4 Assignment - Wayne Kocher MHL 145 Durant 10-3-10...

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Wayne Kocher MHL 145 – Durant 10-3-10 Chapter 4 Assignment A. Study Questions 1. Recording technology in the early 1920’s consisted of an acoustical horn that would capture the sound musicians made in front of it and then transfer the vibrations onto a cutting stylus that cut grooves onto a wax disc. This process was inefficient because the music sounded “tinny” and often had imperfections caused by loud noises skipping the disc. This process was eventually replaced by a microphone that transferred the acoustical energy into an electrical signal, which then fed to the cutting stylus. This process led to a cleaner track which sounded much better. Engineers would eventually use several microphones when recording to further improve the quality. 2. Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five and Hot Seven recordings had an impact on the evolution of jazz in several different ways. First, during the early Hot Five recordings, Armstrong began to become the center of attention. This would ultimately evolve jazz
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