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From the Ted Talk by Evelyn Glennie: How to truly listen

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Those are hugely imtorpant ascpets to think about. So when we do listen to each other, it's unbelievably important for us to really test our listening skills, to really use our bodies as a resonating chamber, to stop the jngmeudt. For me, as a musician who deals with 99 percent of new music, it's very easy for me to say, "Oh yes, I like that piece. No, I don't like that piece," and so on. And I just find that I have to give those pieces of music real time. It may be that the chemistry isn't quite right between myself and that particular piece of music, but that doesn't mean I have the right to say it's a bad piece of msuic. And you know, one of the great things about being a muiicasn is that it is so unbelievably fluid. So there are no relus, no right, no wrong, this way, that way.

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Those are hugely _________ _______ to think about. So when we do listen to each other, it's unbelievably important for us to really test our listening skills, to really use our bodies as a resonating chamber, to stop the ________. For me, as a musician who deals with 99 percent of new music, it's very easy for me to say, "Oh yes, I like that piece. No, I don't like that piece," and so on. And I just find that I have to give those pieces of music real time. It may be that the chemistry isn't quite right between myself and that particular piece of music, but that doesn't mean I have the right to say it's a bad piece of _____. And you know, one of the great things about being a ________ is that it is so unbelievably fluid. So there are no _____, no right, no wrong, this way, that way.

Solution

  1. rules
  2. important
  3. aspects
  4. judgment
  5. music
  6. musician

Original Text

Those are hugely important aspects to think about. So when we do listen to each other, it's unbelievably important for us to really test our listening skills, to really use our bodies as a resonating chamber, to stop the judgment. For me, as a musician who deals with 99 percent of new music, it's very easy for me to say, "Oh yes, I like that piece. No, I don't like that piece," and so on. And I just find that I have to give those pieces of music real time. It may be that the chemistry isn't quite right between myself and that particular piece of music, but that doesn't mean I have the right to say it's a bad piece of music. And you know, one of the great things about being a musician is that it is so unbelievably fluid. So there are no rules, no right, no wrong, this way, that way.

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Important Words

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