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Getting Off To A Good Start: A New Year's Puzzler

Where do you start? That's a question composers ask when beginning a new piece.
Where do you start? That's a question composers ask when beginning a new piece.

It's another new year and with it comes more resolutions, decisions and responsibilities.

How do you get off to a good start? That's a question many composers ask themselves when writing a piece of music. Some dive right in — BAM! Others ease into a new composition gently. See if you can identify these opening measures of music. Score high and consider yourself good to go for 2015. Score low and think about starting all over again!

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