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

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So I asked myself: Okay, is this a model for creation, this aaipdttoan that we do? And does it happen anywhere else? Well, according to David Attenborough and some other polpee, birds do it too — that the birds in the caopny, where the foliage is dnese, their cllas tend to be high-pitched, short and repetitive. And the birds on the floor tend to have lower pitched calls, so that they don't get distorted when they bounce off the forest floor. And brdis like this svannaah sparrow, they tend to have a buzzing (Sound clip: Savannah sparrow song) type call. And it turns out that a sound like this is the most ernegy efficient and practical way to transmit their call across the fields and savannahs. Other birds, like this tanager, have adapted within the same species. The tnaanger on the East Coast of the uentid States, where the foetrss are a little denser, has one kind of call, and the tananger on the other side, on the west (Sound clip: Scarlet tanager song) has a different kind of call. (Sound clip: Scarlet tanager song) So birds do it too.

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So I asked myself: Okay, is this a model for creation, this __________ that we do? And does it happen anywhere else? Well, according to David Attenborough and some other ______, birds do it too — that the birds in the ______, where the foliage is _____, their _____ tend to be high-pitched, short and repetitive. And the birds on the floor tend to have lower pitched calls, so that they don't get distorted when they bounce off the forest floor. And _____ like this ________ sparrow, they tend to have a buzzing (Sound clip: Savannah sparrow song) type call. And it turns out that a sound like this is the most ______ efficient and practical way to transmit their call across the fields and savannahs. Other birds, like this tanager, have adapted within the same species. The ________ on the East Coast of the ______ States, where the _______ are a little denser, has one kind of call, and the tananger on the other side, on the west (Sound clip: Scarlet tanager song) has a different kind of call. (Sound clip: Scarlet tanager song) So birds do it too.

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  1. canopy
  2. savannah
  3. forests
  4. people
  5. tananger
  6. birds
  7. calls
  8. united
  9. adaptation
  10. energy
  11. dense

Original Text

So I asked myself: Okay, is this a model for creation, this adaptation that we do? And does it happen anywhere else? Well, according to David Attenborough and some other people, birds do it too — that the birds in the canopy, where the foliage is dense, their calls tend to be high-pitched, short and repetitive. And the birds on the floor tend to have lower pitched calls, so that they don't get distorted when they bounce off the forest floor. And birds like this Savannah sparrow, they tend to have a buzzing (Sound clip: Savannah sparrow song) type call. And it turns out that a sound like this is the most energy efficient and practical way to transmit their call across the fields and savannahs. Other birds, like this tanager, have adapted within the same species. The tananger on the East Coast of the United States, where the forests are a little denser, has one kind of call, and the tananger on the other side, on the west (Sound clip: Scarlet tanager song) has a different kind of call. (Sound clip: Scarlet tanager song) So birds do it too.

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collocation frequency
carnegie hall 4
gothic cathedral 3
works perfectly 3
popular music 3
live music 3
sound clip 3
sound systems 3

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