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"From the Ted Talk by Tod Machover + Dan Ellsey: Inventing instruments that unlock new music"

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So, we're wirokng on understanding those unnyrleidg principles and then building activities which will let music really improve people's health. And we do this in many ways. We work with many different hospitals. One of them is right near Boston, called Tewksbury htpoiasl. It's a long-term state hospital, where several years ago we streatd working with Hyperscore and patients with physical and mental disabilities. This has become a central part of the treatment at Tewksbury hospital, so everybody there clamors to work on mciausl activities. It's the activity that seems to accelerate people's tremantet the most and it also brings the entire hospital together as a kind of musical community. I wanted to show you a quick viedo of some of this work before I go on. Video: They're manipulating each other's rhythms. It's a real experience, not only to learn how to play and leitsn to rmhthys, but to train your musical memory and pnyliag music in a group. To get their hands on music, to shape it themselves, change it, to experiment with it, to make their own music. So Hyperscore lets you start from scratch very quickly. Everybody can experience miusc in a profound way, we just have to make different tools.

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So, we're _______ on understanding those __________ principles and then building activities which will let music really improve people's health. And we do this in many ways. We work with many different hospitals. One of them is right near Boston, called Tewksbury ________. It's a long-term state hospital, where several years ago we _______ working with Hyperscore and patients with physical and mental disabilities. This has become a central part of the treatment at Tewksbury hospital, so everybody there clamors to work on _______ activities. It's the activity that seems to accelerate people's _________ the most and it also brings the entire hospital together as a kind of musical community. I wanted to show you a quick _____ of some of this work before I go on. Video: They're manipulating each other's rhythms. It's a real experience, not only to learn how to play and ______ to _______, but to train your musical memory and _______ music in a group. To get their hands on music, to shape it themselves, change it, to experiment with it, to make their own music. So Hyperscore lets you start from scratch very quickly. Everybody can experience _____ in a profound way, we just have to make different tools.

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So, we're working on understanding those underlying principles and then building activities which will let music really improve people's health. And we do this in many ways. We work with many different hospitals. One of them is right near Boston, called Tewksbury Hospital. It's a long-term state hospital, where several years ago we started working with Hyperscore and patients with physical and mental disabilities. This has become a central part of the treatment at Tewksbury hospital, so everybody there clamors to work on musical activities. It's the activity that seems to accelerate people's treatment the most and it also brings the entire hospital together as a kind of musical community. I wanted to show you a quick video of some of this work before I go on. Video: They're manipulating each other's rhythms. It's a real experience, not only to learn how to play and listen to rhythms, but to train your musical memory and playing music in a group. To get their hands on music, to shape it themselves, change it, to experiment with it, to make their own music. So Hyperscore lets you start from scratch very quickly. Everybody can experience music in a profound way, we just have to make different tools.

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