Posted by: crisdiaz24 | October 10, 2011

BEING A GENIUS – WORD FORMATION

According to a recent study the best ________________ (MUSIC) are born, not made. _______________ (RESEARCH) at St Thomas’s Hospital in London claim that genes are responsible for up to 80 per cent of our ability to recognise pitch[1], the key to musical _______________ (GREAT). In a “distorted tune test” over 500 twins were played a _______________ (VARY) of popular songs, each _______________ (CONTAIN) a number of errors. A _______________ (COMPARE) of the _______________ (RESPOND) of identical twins with those of non-identical twins revealed that the former were _______________ (NOTICE) better at spotting the mistakes. The results of the study suggest that for some children, music lessons may only go so far in improving musical abilities such as pitch _______________ (RECOGNISE). However, parents hoping to save money on lessons cannot use the test as an early indicator of musical potential: it is _______________ (RELY) for children under 12, who do not have sufficient _______________ (KNOW) of the tunes played.

[1] Pitch: Music The relative position of a tone within a range of musical sounds, as determined by this quality.

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According to a recent study the best MUSICIANS are born, not made. RESEARCHERS at St Thomas’s Hospital in London claim that genes are responsible for up to 80 per cent of our ability to recognise pitch[1], the key to musical GREATNESS. In a “distorted tune test” over 500 twins were played a VARIETY  of popular songs, each CONTAINING  a number of errors. A COMPARISON of the RESPONSES  of identical twins with those of non-identical twins revealed that the former were NOTICEABLY better at spotting the mistakes. The results of the study suggest that for some children, music lessons may only go so far in improving musical abilities such as pitch RECOGNITION. However, parents hoping to save money on lessons cannot use the test as an early indicator of musical potential: it is UNRELIABLE for children under 12, who do not have sufficient KNOWLEDGE of the tunes played.

[1] Pitch: Music The relative position of a tone within a range of musical sounds, as determined by this quality.



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