Verbal Ability – Parajumble – To the uninitiated listener, atonal


Slot – 2 – VA

To the uninitiated listener, atonal – Video Solution


Q. 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.

  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.
Answer: 2143

Solution: It is clear that the paragraph is about atonal music. Therefore, sentence 2 is the introductory sentence since it defines atonal music.
Sentences 1 and 4 are a pair. Sentence 1 states that atonal music can sound chaotic while sentence 4 with the contrasting word, “however” states a positive factor of atonal music – it is one of the most important movements in 20th century music.
Sentence 3 concludes the sentence by stating that although atonal music may sound chaotic, it is actually involves a lot of knowledge, skill, and technical expertise to compose or perform it.
Hence, the correct sequence is 2143.


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