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1 Sound American Memory Primary Sources By Robert Pettis

2 Musical Primary Sources Vocal Example: Old Sam Finley had a pig Old Sam Finley had a pig Old Sam Finley had a pig Instrumental Example: Recollections of (Trumpet Solo) Recollections of (Trumpet Solo)Recollections of (Trumpet Solo) Sound effects Example: Imitations of Animals Imitations of Animals Imitations of Animals

3 Nonmusical Primary Sources Speeches Example: Safeguard America! Safeguard America! Safeguard America! Narratives Example: The Arkansas Traveler The Arkansas Traveler The Arkansas Traveler Interviews/Oral History Example: Charles Mangrum's first day at Kalkstein Silk Mills Charles Mangrum's first day at Kalkstein Silk Mills Charles Mangrum's first day at Kalkstein Silk Mills

4 Collections that Contain Sound Files Handout: American Memory Collections: Sound RecordingsNote: = Collection Connections available with teaching resources

5 Sound File Formats Types of Formats in American Memory 1..wav (WaveForm) 2..mp3 (MPEG 2, Layer 3) 3..rm.ra.ram.rmj.rms (RealAudio) Handout: Listening to and Using American Memory Audio Clips

6 Audio Players RealPlayerRealPlayer (.rm.ra.ram.rmj.rms) QuickTime Media Player (.wav.mp3) note: Requires downloading the file first. Windows Media Player (.wav.mp3) note: Requires downloading the file first.

7 Downloading Sound Files 1.Identify the file format you will use 2.Find the item in American Memory 3.Right-click the link to the file. 4.Left-click on Save Target As. 5.In the dialog box that appears, browse to the location where you would like to save your sound file.

8 Analyzing Sound Primary Resources Activity Handouts Sound Clip Analysis Activity Ideas Oral History Analysis Exercise Sound Recording Analysis Worksheet


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