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Sound Loudness: Big Bass Drum

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A marching band student is getting complaints from his neighbors because he makes a loud noise when he practices his bass drum.

Which one of these would cause LESS complaints from the neighbors?

A

Hit the drum with a lower frequency.

B

Hit the drum with a less energetic stroke to decrease the amplitude.

C

Hit the more times in a second so that it becomes more of white noise.

D

Increase the amplitude of the wave by hitting the drum harder.