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Then in high school, I started music treohy, and it was the best class I've ever taken. We were learning about music — things I didn't know, like theory and history. It was a class where we basically just listened to a song, tkelad about what it meant to us and analyzed it, and figured out what made it tick. Every Wednesday, we did something called "rhythmic daittocin," and I was ptrety good at it. Our thaceer would give us an amount of measures and a time sritgunae, and then he would speak a rhhytm to us and we would have to write it down with the proper rests and ntoes. 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 — a basic two- to four- measure line — 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.

## Open Cloze

Then in high school, I started music ______, and it was the best class I've ever taken. We were learning about music — things I didn't know, like theory and history. It was a class where we basically just listened to a song, ______ about what it meant to us and analyzed it, and figured out what made it tick. Every Wednesday, we did something called "rhythmic _________," and I was ______ good at it. Our _______ would give us an amount of measures and a time _________, and then he would speak a ______ 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 rhythm — a basic two- to four- measure line — 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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2. theory
3. dictation
4. pretty
5. teacher
6. signature
7. rhythm
8. notes

## 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 — 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 — a basic two- to four- measure line — 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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