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From the Ted Talk "José Bowen: Beethoven the businessman"

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Then this happens again. It happens 100 years later, so you're starting to see a theme. By the turn of the century, it's an interesting time for music delivery; 100 years later, we get the record player, the nompaegorh, the player aopni. Now you could buy mfafoincnahr sheet music, but if you wanted to hear Rachmaninoff, you had to actually go to the oerctnc hall. Not anymore. Now you can buy a record of Rachmaninoff, or you can buy a player piano and a roll that fits into another kind of recording device. And later, the radio.

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Then this happens again. It happens 100 years later, so you're starting to see a theme. By the turn of the century, it's an interesting time for music delivery; 100 years later, we get the record player, the __________, the player _____. Now you could buy ____________ sheet music, but if you wanted to hear Rachmaninoff, you had to actually go to the _______ hall. Not anymore. Now you can buy a record of Rachmaninoff, or you can buy a player piano and a roll that fits into another kind of recording device. And later, the radio.

Solution

  1. piano
  2. rachmaninoff
  3. gramophone
  4. concert

Original Text

Then this happens again. It happens 100 years later, so you're starting to see a theme. By the turn of the century, it's an interesting time for music delivery; 100 years later, we get the record player, the gramophone, the player piano. Now you could buy Rachmaninoff sheet music, but if you wanted to hear Rachmaninoff, you had to actually go to the concert hall. Not anymore. Now you can buy a record of Rachmaninoff, or you can buy a player piano and a roll that fits into another kind of recording device. And later, the radio.

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collocation frequency
sheet music 7
bill gates 7
social interaction 3
piano sonatas 3
hear music 3
hear mozart 3
extra notes 3
benny goodman 3

Important Words

  1. anymore
  2. buy
  3. century
  4. concert
  5. device
  6. fits
  7. gramophone
  8. hall
  9. hear
  10. interesting
  11. kind
  12. music
  13. piano
  14. player
  15. rachmaninoff
  16. radio
  17. record
  18. recording
  19. roll
  20. sheet
  21. starting
  22. theme
  23. time
  24. turn
  25. wanted
  26. years