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From the Ted Talk by Kayla Briƫt: Why do I make art? To build time capsules for my heritage

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The first medium I felt gave me a voice was music. With layers of sounds and multiple instruments, I could create soundscapes and worlds that were much bigger than my own. Through music, I'm ivntinig you into a sionc portal of my memories and emotions, and I'm holding up a mirror to yours. One of my favorite instruments to play is the guzheng zither, a Chinese harp-like instrument. While the hoop dance is hundreds of yeras old, the guzheng has more than 2,000 years of history. I'm playing the styles that greatly inefuncle me taody, like eorinteclc music, with an instrument that was used to play traditional folk muisc long ago. And I noticed an interesting connection: the zither is tuned to the pentatonic sclae, a scale that is universally known in so many parts of music around the world, iinldcnug nvatie American folk songs. In both Chinese and Native folk, I sense this inherent sound of longing and holding onto the past, an emotion that greatly drives the music I ctreae today.

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The first medium I felt gave me a voice was music. With layers of sounds and multiple instruments, I could create soundscapes and worlds that were much bigger than my own. Through music, I'm ________ you into a _____ portal of my memories and emotions, and I'm holding up a mirror to yours. One of my favorite instruments to play is the guzheng zither, a Chinese harp-like instrument. While the hoop dance is hundreds of _____ old, the guzheng has more than 2,000 years of history. I'm playing the styles that greatly _________ me _____, like __________ music, with an instrument that was used to play traditional folk _____ long ago. And I noticed an interesting connection: the zither is tuned to the pentatonic _____, a scale that is universally known in so many parts of music around the world, _________ ______ American folk songs. In both Chinese and Native folk, I sense this inherent sound of longing and holding onto the past, an emotion that greatly drives the music I ______ today.

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  1. scale
  2. including
  3. sonic
  4. native
  5. influence
  6. inviting
  7. years
  8. today
  9. music
  10. electronic
  11. create

Original Text

The first medium I felt gave me a voice was music. With layers of sounds and multiple instruments, I could create soundscapes and worlds that were much bigger than my own. Through music, I'm inviting you into a sonic portal of my memories and emotions, and I'm holding up a mirror to yours. One of my favorite instruments to play is the guzheng zither, a Chinese harp-like instrument. While the hoop dance is hundreds of years old, the guzheng has more than 2,000 years of history. I'm playing the styles that greatly influence me today, like electronic music, with an instrument that was used to play traditional folk music long ago. And I noticed an interesting connection: the zither is tuned to the pentatonic scale, a scale that is universally known in so many parts of music around the world, including Native American folk songs. In both Chinese and Native folk, I sense this inherent sound of longing and holding onto the past, an emotion that greatly drives the music I create today.

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