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"From the Ted Talk by Andrew Bird: A one-man orchestra of the imagination"

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All right. So, I wanted to do something special tdoay. I want to debut a new song that I've been working on in the last five or six months. And there's few things more thrilling than playing a song for the first time in front of an audience, especially when it's half-finished. (Laughter) I'm kind of hoping some conversations here might help me fiisnh it. Because it gets into all sorts of czray realms. And so this is basically a song about loops, but not the kind of loops that I make up here. They're feedback loops. And in the audio world that's when the mcihoonpre gets too close to its sound source, and then it gets in this self-destructive loop that creates a very uspaalnnet sound. And I'm going to demonstrate for you. (lghatuer) I'm not going to hurt you. Don't worry.

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All right. So, I wanted to do something special _____. I want to debut a new song that I've been working on in the last five or six months. And there's few things more thrilling than playing a song for the first time in front of an audience, especially when it's half-finished. (Laughter) I'm kind of hoping some conversations here might help me ______ it. Because it gets into all sorts of _____ realms. And so this is basically a song about loops, but not the kind of loops that I make up here. They're feedback loops. And in the audio world that's when the __________ gets too close to its sound source, and then it gets in this self-destructive loop that creates a very __________ sound. And I'm going to demonstrate for you. (________) I'm not going to hurt you. Don't worry.

Solution

  1. microphone
  2. finish
  3. crazy
  4. unpleasant
  5. laughter
  6. today

Original Text

All right. So, I wanted to do something special today. I want to debut a new song that I've been working on in the last five or six months. And there's few things more thrilling than playing a song for the first time in front of an audience, especially when it's half-finished. (Laughter) I'm kind of hoping some conversations here might help me finish it. Because it gets into all sorts of crazy realms. And so this is basically a song about loops, but not the kind of loops that I make up here. They're feedback loops. And in the audio world that's when the microphone gets too close to its sound source, and then it gets in this self-destructive loop that creates a very unpleasant sound. And I'm going to demonstrate for you. (Laughter) I'm not going to hurt you. Don't worry.

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loop feedback 6
feedback loop 6
weather systems 5

Important Words

  1. audience
  2. audio
  3. basically
  4. close
  5. conversations
  6. crazy
  7. creates
  8. debut
  9. demonstrate
  10. feedback
  11. finish
  12. front
  13. hoping
  14. hurt
  15. kind
  16. laughter
  17. loop
  18. loops
  19. microphone
  20. months
  21. playing
  22. realms
  23. song
  24. sorts
  25. sound
  26. source
  27. special
  28. thrilling
  29. time
  30. today
  31. unpleasant
  32. wanted
  33. working
  34. world
  35. worry