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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 cellist, I've never had a lesson. I studied double bass, but I just picked up the cello and staertd pnlayig because I love doing it. But my mom was an inspiration to me. I did not rlazeie she was an inspiration, because she got her music degree through a mail-order course, the US School of muisc. While raising two kids, she received a lsosen 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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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 _______ _______ 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 _____. While raising two kids, she received a ______ 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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  3. started
  4. realize
  5. music

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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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