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The four sentences (labelled 1, 2, 3, 4) given below, when properly sequenced would yield a coherent paragraph. Decide on the proper sequence of the order of the sentences and key in the sequence of the four numbers as your answer.

Question 27 : 1. To the uninitiated listener, atonal music can sound like chaotic, random noise.
2. Atonality is a condition of music in which the constructs of the music do not ‘live’ within the confines of a particular key signature, scale, or mode.
3. After you realize the amount of knowledge, skill, and technical expertise required to compose or perform it, your tune may change, so to speak.
4. However, atonality is one of the most important movements in 20th century music.


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Explanatory Answer

Sentence 2 introduces the idea of 'atonality' in music. So, it is the best sentence to start the paragraph. Sentence 1 adds to 2, explaining that atonal music may seem like noise to the uninitiated listener. 2 leads to 4, which states that atonality is one of the most important movements in 20th century music. 3 adds to 4, explaining that a lot of knowledge, skill, and technical expertise required to compose or perform atonal music. 2143 is the logical order.


2143 is the correct answer.

 

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