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From the Ted Talk by Elizabeth Cawein: How to build a thriving music scene in your city

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Well, I don't know about you, but the very idea of that is just delady boring to me. There are musicians all around you, making pfurweol, important music, and thanks to the internet and its limitless possibilities for creators to create music and fans to discover that music, those zeitgeist songs don't have to be handed down to us from some cofnrceene room full of songwriters in a caootprre high-rise. But also, and more importantly, we can't decide that it's just something that happens, because music is about so much more than hits, those big, iniocc moments that chgane everything. It's more than just entertainment. For so many of us, msiuc is truly a way to navigate life. A means of self-expression, sure, but it also helps us find our self-worth and figure out who we are. It cncntoes us with other people as almost nothing else can, across language barriers, across social and cultural and economic divides. Music makes us smarter and healthier and happier.

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Well, I don't know about you, but the very idea of that is just ______ boring to me. There are musicians all around you, making ________, important music, and thanks to the internet and its limitless possibilities for creators to create music and fans to discover that music, those zeitgeist songs don't have to be handed down to us from some __________ room full of songwriters in a _________ high-rise. But also, and more importantly, we can't decide that it's just something that happens, because music is about so much more than hits, those big, ______ moments that ______ everything. It's more than just entertainment. For so many of us, _____ is truly a way to navigate life. A means of self-expression, sure, but it also helps us find our self-worth and figure out who we are. It ________ us with other people as almost nothing else can, across language barriers, across social and cultural and economic divides. Music makes us smarter and healthier and happier.

Solution

  1. corporate
  2. deadly
  3. conference
  4. change
  5. powerful
  6. connects
  7. iconic
  8. music

Original Text

Well, I don't know about you, but the very idea of that is just deadly boring to me. There are musicians all around you, making powerful, important music, and thanks to the internet and its limitless possibilities for creators to create music and fans to discover that music, those zeitgeist songs don't have to be handed down to us from some conference room full of songwriters in a corporate high-rise. But also, and more importantly, we can't decide that it's just something that happens, because music is about so much more than hits, those big, iconic moments that change everything. It's more than just entertainment. For so many of us, music is truly a way to navigate life. A means of self-expression, sure, but it also helps us find our self-worth and figure out who we are. It connects us with other people as almost nothing else can, across language barriers, across social and cultural and economic divides. Music makes us smarter and healthier and happier.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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music venues 3
music cities 2
engaged audience 2
recording studios 2
live music 2

Important Words

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