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Waving A Stick Makes Music Better (Dialogue)

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Ana:Hey David, did you ever wonder if conductors are actually important?

David:Without conductors we wouldn't have anyone to drive trains.

Ana:Not a train conductor, silly, a conductor for an orchestra of musicians.

David:Oh!Well, if all the musicians have sheet music, then I believe the conductor would not be necessary.

Ana:Then you would be wrong!Conductors make a difference.In a study, scientists attached a monitoring device to the baton of conductors.They placed more on the violinist's bows.

David:What did they discover?

Ana:That the more forceful the conductor was at leading his orchestra, the more in tune the musicians were to him, and to the music they played.


Source: NPR (

El mover una varita hace que la música sea mejor (Diálogo)

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Ana:Oye David, ¿alguna vez te preguntaste si los conductores son realmente importantes?

David:Sin los conductores no tendríamos quien manejara los trenes.

Ana:No un conductor de trenes, tonto, un director de una orquesta de músicos.

David:¡Ah!Bueno, si todos los músicos cuentan con su partitura, creo que no sería necesario tener un director de orquesta.

Ana:¡Entonces estás equivocado!Los directores de orquesta hacen la diferencia.En un estudio, unos científicos sujetaron un dispositivo de monitorización a la batuta de los directores de orquesta.Colocaron otros en los arcos de los violinistas.

David:¿Qué encontraron?

Ana:Que mientras más energético era el director al dirigir la orquesta, los músicos estaban más en sintonía con él y con la música que interpretaban.


Fuente: NPR (

De acuerdo con la conversación, ¿qué grupo dirige un director?
¿Qué monitorizaron los científicos?
¿Qué instrumentos se utilizaron en el experimento?


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