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

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So I think a good question to ask about Ocarina is, is this a toy or it an isrenuntmt? Maybe it's both, but for me, I think the more important question is, is it expressive? And at the same time, I think ceatirng these types of instruments asks a question about the role of tehnocogly, and its place for how we make music. Apparently, for example, not that long ago, like only a hundred years ago — that's not that long in the course of human htsroiy — families back then used to make msuic together as a common form of entertainment. I don't think that's really happening that much anymore. You know, this is before rdaio, before recording. In the last hundred years, with all this technology, we now have more access to music as listeners and consumers, but somehow, I think we're mniakg less music than ever before. I'm not sure why that would be. Maybe it's because it's too easy just to hit play. And while listening to music is wnrfeodul, there's a special joy to making music that's all its own. And I think that's one part of the goal of why I do what I do is kind of to take us back to the past a little bit. Right?

Open Cloze

So I think a good question to ask about Ocarina is, is this a toy or it an __________? Maybe it's both, but for me, I think the more important question is, is it expressive? And at the same time, I think ________ these types of instruments asks a question about the role of __________, and its place for how we make music. Apparently, for example, not that long ago, like only a hundred years ago — that's not that long in the course of human _______ — families back then used to make _____ together as a common form of entertainment. I don't think that's really happening that much anymore. You know, this is before _____, before recording. In the last hundred years, with all this technology, we now have more access to music as listeners and consumers, but somehow, I think we're ______ less music than ever before. I'm not sure why that would be. Maybe it's because it's too easy just to hit play. And while listening to music is _________, there's a special joy to making music that's all its own. And I think that's one part of the goal of why I do what I do is kind of to take us back to the past a little bit. Right?

Solution

  1. wonderful
  2. technology
  3. creating
  4. history
  5. making
  6. music
  7. instrument
  8. radio

Original Text

So I think a good question to ask about Ocarina is, is this a toy or it an instrument? Maybe it's both, but for me, I think the more important question is, is it expressive? And at the same time, I think creating these types of instruments asks a question about the role of technology, and its place for how we make music. Apparently, for example, not that long ago, like only a hundred years ago — that's not that long in the course of human history — families back then used to make music together as a common form of entertainment. I don't think that's really happening that much anymore. You know, this is before radio, before recording. In the last hundred years, with all this technology, we now have more access to music as listeners and consumers, but somehow, I think we're making less music than ever before. I'm not sure why that would be. Maybe it's because it's too easy just to hit play. And while listening to music is wonderful, there's a special joy to making music that's all its own. And I think that's one part of the goal of why I do what I do is kind of to take us back to the past a little bit. Right?

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computer music 11
laptop orchestra 7
sine wave 4

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