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

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And there bagen to be a real difference at this point between the art of improvisation and the art of cooimotispn. Now an improviser senses and payls the next cool move, but a composer is considering all possible moves, ttinseg them out, prioritizing them out, until he sees how they can form a powerful and coherent design of ultimate and enduring coolness. Now some of the greatest composers, like Bach, were cibnaoimntos of these two things. Bach was like a great improviser with a mind of a chess master. Mozart was the same way.

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And there _____ to be a real difference at this point between the art of improvisation and the art of ___________. Now an improviser senses and _____ the next cool move, but a composer is considering all possible moves, _______ them out, prioritizing them out, until he sees how they can form a powerful and coherent design of ultimate and enduring coolness. Now some of the greatest composers, like Bach, were ____________ of these two things. Bach was like a great improviser with a mind of a chess master. Mozart was the same way.

Solution

  1. composition
  2. began
  3. testing
  4. plays
  5. combinations

Original Text

And there began to be a real difference at this point between the art of improvisation and the art of composition. Now an improviser senses and plays the next cool move, but a composer is considering all possible moves, testing them out, prioritizing them out, until he sees how they can form a powerful and coherent design of ultimate and enduring coolness. Now some of the greatest composers, like Bach, were combinations of these two things. Bach was like a great improviser with a mind of a chess master. Mozart was the same way.

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Important Words

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  4. chess
  5. coherent
  6. combinations
  7. composer
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  9. composition
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  12. design
  13. difference
  14. enduring
  15. form
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  18. improvisation
  19. improviser
  20. master
  21. mind
  22. move
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  24. mozart
  25. plays
  26. point
  27. powerful
  28. prioritizing
  29. real
  30. sees
  31. senses
  32. testing
  33. ultimate