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Technology - Unit 5, Lesson 2

Brass In this case, brass is referring to a musical instrument, generally made of brass, but sometimes other metals
Communication Loop A cycle or diagram of the communication process that incorporates source, encoder, transmitter, receiver, decoder and destination
Communication System A system for communication that incorporates all elements of the communication loop
Decoder After a message is received in the communication loop, it is translated into something that can be understood by the receiver
Destination The person or place that the sender intended to receive the message
Encoder The medium for translating a message into a format that can be sent by the sender and decoded by the receiver
Frequency The number of times a sound wave is repeated over specific unit of time. Humans can generally hear between 20Hz and 20,000Hz.
Human-to-Human Communication The process of one human sending a specific message to another human, through talking or other means
Human-to-Machine Communication The process of a human sending a message to a machine, I.e. Use of an ATM machine
Instrument In this case, instrument is referring to a musical instrument, which is a device intended to create sound
Machine-to-Human Communication The process of a machine sending a message to human, such as medical monitoring equipment
Miscommunication A failure, misinterpretation or misunderstanding in the communication process
Music The art and science of combining sounds in order to generate a specific emotion, sound or rhythm
Percussion A type of musical instrument that is struck, shaken or otherwise impacted to make a sound
Pitch The frequency of repetition of the sound waves of a note, determining how high or low a note sounds
Receiver The person who gets and translates the message sent from the sender
Sound Vibrations of waves that travel through air or water that can be heard when they reach the ear of a person or other animal
Sound System A set of equipment for recording and amplifying sound
Source The sender or originator of a message in the communication loop
String In this case, string is referring to a type of musical instrument, where sound is produced by plucking, strumming, or using a pick or bow. The piano is considered either a string instrument or a percussion instrument
Tone Intonation, pitch and notes of a piece of music
Transmitter Once the source of a message has determined what the message will be, encoded it into a format that can be sent, it is transmitted through a media which will allow the receiver to get and interpret the message
Tune A rhythmic succession of notes, or the process of ensuring that the notes produced by an instrument are correct
Wind In this case, wind is referring to a type of musical instrument, incorporating both wood winds and brass instruments, as sound is produced by blowing into the instrument
Woodwind A type of musical instrument that incorporates either a single or double reed which vibrate with the force of air blown into the instrument
Created by: ndmsteach