Rick Mabry wrote:
>Not to knock rap, as I think there exist interesting examples of such.
>But it's hard to discern the finer points when hearing it at 3 am as a
>rap-mobile thunders past the house. (What must it sound like inside
>that vehicle? Or do the speakers only point outward?)
I would guess that loud amplitude would only force them into listening
at louder amplitudes. Listening at levels in excess of 100db will lead
to hearing loss...a point I used to demonstrate when I was teaching
electronic/computer music. Many of my students had been in rock bands
for several years by the time they reached my class. I would make this
point in class...without fail, there would be one student who questioned
the validity of my point...usually someone who had indeed played in a
rock band. That left me with a test subject. The worst I recall was a
college junior who could not hear past 10,000 cps.
And getting back to rap...for ten points, what composer wrote a piece
for rapper and orchestra?
Karl...still hearing 13,000 cps. but only on good days.