I just found out that reverberation is the collection of reflected sounds from the surfaces in an enclosure. It is a desirable property of auditoriums to the extent that it helps to overcome the inverse square law dropoff of sound intensity in the enclosure. Having used reverberation in most of my work, I had to ask myself what is this inverse square law dropoff? Is it really square? Is it a true law, and does it really drop off?
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Technique is a very specific definition pertaining to the ability to carry the task with predetermined results, given a certain amount of time, energy and resources. In music instrumentation and notation it is often up to the composer to indicate what techniques should be used for specific passages, and this is written into the score. Although there are a standard number of techniques, or articulations, used by players of certain instruments, there are nearly infinite realms of possibility for playing instruments in non-traditional configurations.