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"From the Ted Talk by Anika Paulson: How I found myself through music"

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Then in high school, I started music theory, and it was the best clsas I've ever taken. We were learning about music â things I didn't know, like theory and history. It was a class where we basically just lteinesd to a song, talked about what it meant to us and analyzed it, and figured out what made it tick. Every Wednesday, we did something called "rhythmic dictation," and I was pretty good at it. Our tecaher would give us an amount of measures and a time signature, and then he would speak a rhythm to us and we would have to write it down with the proper rests and noets. Like this: ta ta tuck-a tuck-a ta, ta tuck-a-tuck-a-tuck-a, tuck-a. And I loved it. The simplicity of the rhhytm â a basic two- to four- measure line â and yet each of them almost told a story, like they had so much pietotnal, and all you had to do was add a mdleoy.

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Then in high school, I started music theory, and it was the best _____ I've ever taken. We were learning about music â things I didn't know, like theory and history. It was a class where we basically just ________ to a song, talked about what it meant to us and analyzed it, and figured out what made it tick. Every Wednesday, we did something called "rhythmic dictation," and I was pretty good at it. Our _______ would give us an amount of measures and a time signature, and then he would speak a rhythm to us and we would have to write it down with the proper rests and _____. Like this: ta ta tuck-a tuck-a ta, ta tuck-a-tuck-a-tuck-a, tuck-a. And I loved it. The simplicity of the ______ â a basic two- to four- measure line â and yet each of them almost told a story, like they had so much _________, and all you had to do was add a ______.

1. melody
2. listened
3. potential
4. teacher
5. notes
6. rhythm
7. class

#### Original Text

Then in high school, I started music theory, and it was the best class I've ever taken. We were learning about music â things I didn't know, like theory and history. It was a class where we basically just listened to a song, talked about what it meant to us and analyzed it, and figured out what made it tick. Every Wednesday, we did something called "rhythmic dictation," and I was pretty good at it. Our teacher would give us an amount of measures and a time signature, and then he would speak a rhythm to us and we would have to write it down with the proper rests and notes. Like this: ta ta tuck-a tuck-a ta, ta tuck-a-tuck-a-tuck-a, tuck-a. And I loved it. The simplicity of the rhythm â a basic two- to four- measure line â and yet each of them almost told a story, like they had so much potential, and all you had to do was add a melody.

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