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"From the Ted Talk by Maya Beiser: A cello with many voices"

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Imagining a solo cello concert, one would most likely think of Johann Sebastian Bach unaccompanied cello suites. As a child studying these eternal masterpieces, Bach's music would intermingle with the singing voices of Muslim prayers from the ngronhiiebg Arab village of the northern kbbituz in Israel where I grew up. Late at night, after hruos of patcriincg, I would listen to jnias Joplin and biille Holiday as the sounds of tango msuic would be creeping from my parents' stereo. It all became music to me. I didn't hear the boundaries.

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Imagining a solo cello concert, one would most likely think of Johann Sebastian Bach unaccompanied cello suites. As a child studying these eternal masterpieces, Bach's music would intermingle with the singing voices of Muslim prayers from the ___________ Arab village of the northern _______ in Israel where I grew up. Late at night, after _____ of __________, I would listen to _____ Joplin and ______ Holiday as the sounds of tango _____ would be creeping from my parents' stereo. It all became music to me. I didn't hear the boundaries.

Solution

  1. janis
  2. hours
  3. music
  4. kibbutz
  5. neighboring
  6. practicing
  7. billie

Original Text

Imagining a solo cello concert, one would most likely think of Johann Sebastian Bach unaccompanied cello suites. As a child studying these eternal masterpieces, Bach's music would intermingle with the singing voices of Muslim prayers from the neighboring Arab village of the northern Kibbutz in Israel where I grew up. Late at night, after hours of practicing, I would listen to Janis Joplin and Billie Holiday as the sounds of tango music would be creeping from my parents' stereo. It all became music to me. I didn't hear the boundaries.

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  16. israel
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  25. muslim
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