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"From the Ted Talk by Michael Tilson Thomas: Music and emotion through time"

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And the crhdos, it turned out, were cabpale of representing incredible varieties of emotions. And the basic chords were the ones we still have with us, the triads, either the major one, which we think is happy, or the minor one, which we perceive as sad. But what's the actual difference between these two chords? It's just these two notes in the middle. It's either E natural, and 659 vibrations per second, or E flat, at 622. So the big dicrenfefe between human hsepnpias and sadness? 37 freakin' vibrations.

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And the ______, it turned out, were _______ of representing incredible varieties of emotions. And the basic chords were the ones we still have with us, the triads, either the major one, which we think is happy, or the minor one, which we perceive as sad. But what's the actual difference between these two chords? It's just these two notes in the middle. It's either E natural, and 659 vibrations per second, or E flat, at 622. So the big __________ between human _________ and sadness? 37 freakin' vibrations.

Solution

  1. chords
  2. capable
  3. happiness
  4. difference

Original Text

And the chords, it turned out, were capable of representing incredible varieties of emotions. And the basic chords were the ones we still have with us, the triads, either the major one, which we think is happy, or the minor one, which we perceive as sad. But what's the actual difference between these two chords? It's just these two notes in the middle. It's either E natural, and 659 vibrations per second, or E flat, at 622. So the big difference between human happiness and sadness? 37 freakin' vibrations.

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Important Words

  1. actual
  2. basic
  3. big
  4. capable
  5. chords
  6. difference
  7. emotions
  8. flat
  9. happiness
  10. happy
  11. human
  12. incredible
  13. major
  14. middle
  15. minor
  16. natural
  17. notes
  18. perceive
  19. representing
  20. sad
  21. sadness
  22. triads
  23. turned
  24. varieties
  25. vibrations