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From the Ted Talk by Ge Wang: The DIY orchestra of the future

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Now Smule's miiossn is to create expressive, mobile music things, and one of the first muicsal instruments we created is called Ocarina. And I'm going to just demo this for you real quick. So Ocarina — (msuic) — is based on this ancient flute-like instrument called the ocarina, and this one is the four-hole English pendant configuration, and you're lealitrly blowing into the microphone to make the sound. And there's actually a little ChucK script running in here that's detecting the strnegth of your blowing and also synthesizing the snuod. (Music) And vibrato is mapped to the accelerometer, so you can get — (Music) All right. So let me play a little dttiy for you, a little Bach. And here, you'll hear a little accompaniment with the melody. The accompaniment actually follows the melody, not the other way around.

Open Cloze

Now Smule's _______ is to create expressive, mobile music things, and one of the first _______ instruments we created is called Ocarina. And I'm going to just demo this for you real quick. So Ocarina — (_____) — is based on this ancient flute-like instrument called the ocarina, and this one is the four-hole English pendant configuration, and you're _________ blowing into the microphone to make the sound. And there's actually a little ChucK script running in here that's detecting the ________ of your blowing and also synthesizing the _____. (Music) And vibrato is mapped to the accelerometer, so you can get — (Music) All right. So let me play a little _____ for you, a little Bach. And here, you'll hear a little accompaniment with the melody. The accompaniment actually follows the melody, not the other way around.

Solution

  1. literally
  2. sound
  3. musical
  4. mission
  5. music
  6. strength
  7. ditty

Original Text

Now Smule's mission is to create expressive, mobile music things, and one of the first musical instruments we created is called Ocarina. And I'm going to just demo this for you real quick. So Ocarina — (Music) — is based on this ancient flute-like instrument called the ocarina, and this one is the four-hole English pendant configuration, and you're literally blowing into the microphone to make the sound. And there's actually a little ChucK script running in here that's detecting the strength of your blowing and also synthesizing the sound. (Music) And vibrato is mapped to the accelerometer, so you can get — (Music) All right. So let me play a little ditty for you, a little Bach. And here, you'll hear a little accompaniment with the melody. The accompaniment actually follows the melody, not the other way around.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

  1. accelerometer
  2. accompaniment
  3. ancient
  4. bach
  5. based
  6. blowing
  7. called
  8. chuck
  9. configuration
  10. create
  11. created
  12. demo
  13. detecting
  14. ditty
  15. english
  16. expressive
  17. hear
  18. instrument
  19. instruments
  20. literally
  21. mapped
  22. melody
  23. microphone
  24. mission
  25. mobile
  26. music
  27. musical
  28. ocarina
  29. pendant
  30. play
  31. quick
  32. real
  33. running
  34. script
  35. sound
  36. strength
  37. synthesizing
  38. vibrato