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"From the Ted Talk by Paul Rucker: How my mom inspired my approach to the cello"

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On the flight here, I was reminded about my mom. I'm a self-taught clelist, I've never had a lesson. I studied double bass, but I just pkecid up the cello and started playing because I love doing it. But my mom was an inspiration to me. I did not rzaleie she was an inspiration, because she got her music degree through a mail-order course, the US School of Music. While raising two kids, she received a lesson a week in the mail, and prcectiad. And at the end of a cloupe of years, she put on a recital. And I'll be 50 this month, and it took me that long to realize that she was that big of an iaspitornin. I'm just going to keep — yeah, thanks, mom.

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On the flight here, I was reminded about my mom. I'm a self-taught _______, I've never had a lesson. I studied double bass, but I just ______ up the cello and started playing because I love doing it. But my mom was an inspiration to me. I did not _______ she was an inspiration, because she got her music degree through a mail-order course, the US School of Music. While raising two kids, she received a lesson a week in the mail, and _________. And at the end of a ______ of years, she put on a recital. And I'll be 50 this month, and it took me that long to realize that she was that big of an ___________. I'm just going to keep — yeah, thanks, mom.

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  1. inspiration
  2. couple
  3. cellist
  4. practiced
  5. picked
  6. realize

Original Text

On the flight here, I was reminded about my mom. I'm a self-taught cellist, I've never had a lesson. I studied double bass, but I just picked up the cello and started playing because I love doing it. But my mom was an inspiration to me. I did not realize she was an inspiration, because she got her music degree through a mail-order course, the US School of Music. While raising two kids, she received a lesson a week in the mail, and practiced. And at the end of a couple of years, she put on a recital. And I'll be 50 this month, and it took me that long to realize that she was that big of an inspiration. I'm just going to keep — yeah, thanks, mom.

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Important Words

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  6. degree
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  9. inspiration
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  15. mom
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