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"From the Ted Talk by David Byrne: How architecture helped music evolve"

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It changes about a third of the way into the 20th century, when this became one of the primary venues for music. And this was one way that the music got there. Microphones enabled singers, in particular, and musicians and cprseomos, to completely change the kind of music that they were writing. So far, a lot of the stuff that was on the radio was live miusc, but segrnis, like Frank Sinatra, could use the mic and do things that they could never do without a microphone. Other singers after him went even further. (Music: "My Funny Valentine" by Chet Baker) This is Chet Baker. And this kind of thing would have been iisbolmspe without a microphone. It would have been impossible without rerodecd music as well. And he's sgnniig right into your ear. He's whispering into your ears. The effect is just electric. It's like the guy is sitting next to you, whispering who knows what into your ear.

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It changes about a third of the way into the 20th century, when this became one of the primary venues for music. And this was one way that the music got there. Microphones enabled singers, in particular, and musicians and _________, to completely change the kind of music that they were writing. So far, a lot of the stuff that was on the radio was live _____, but _______, like Frank Sinatra, could use the mic and do things that they could never do without a microphone. Other singers after him went even further. (Music: "My Funny Valentine" by Chet Baker) This is Chet Baker. And this kind of thing would have been __________ without a microphone. It would have been impossible without ________ music as well. And he's _______ right into your ear. He's whispering into your ears. The effect is just electric. It's like the guy is sitting next to you, whispering who knows what into your ear.

Solution

  1. singers
  2. composers
  3. singing
  4. recorded
  5. music
  6. impossible

Original Text

It changes about a third of the way into the 20th century, when this became one of the primary venues for music. And this was one way that the music got there. Microphones enabled singers, in particular, and musicians and composers, to completely change the kind of music that they were writing. So far, a lot of the stuff that was on the radio was live music, but singers, like Frank Sinatra, could use the mic and do things that they could never do without a microphone. Other singers after him went even further. (Music: "My Funny Valentine" by Chet Baker) This is Chet Baker. And this kind of thing would have been impossible without a microphone. It would have been impossible without recorded music as well. And he's singing right into your ear. He's whispering into your ears. The effect is just electric. It's like the guy is sitting next to you, whispering who knows what into your ear.

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Important Words

  1. baker
  2. century
  3. change
  4. chet
  5. completely
  6. composers
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  10. electric
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  12. frank
  13. funny
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  22. music
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  27. sinatra
  28. singers
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  30. sitting
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  33. whispering
  34. writing