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1. Describe how sounds are made.

2. How does sound behave in enclosed spaces?

3. Describe the structure of the human hearing system.

4.  List some of the software programs mentioned in the program.

5.  Describe the main steps in the recording process.

6.  How can an artist/band best prepare for a session in a studio at the pre-production stage of the recording?

7. What is a mix down?

8. How can special effects enhance the overall sound of the recording?

9. How can special effects enhance the overall sound of the recording

10. Discuss CDs/ albums of your favourite artist/bands and describe what you like about the sound. What is it about the sound quality that makes it a good recording?

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Leave a comment with your list of 5 everyday tasks that may be more difficult if you could not hear.

1) How was American Sign Language developed?

2) What are TTY machines?

3) What is a cochlear implant?

4) Why is it controversial (cochlear implant)?

How would you engage in the following activities if you couldn’t hear:

1) Talking on the phone

2) Riding public transportation (sunbus)

3) Watching TV

Throughout today think of everyday tasks that may be more difficult if you couldn’t hear. I’d like for you to make a list of 5 and post on our blog tomorrow.

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