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Question 1: The large barrel organs were often powered by very heavy weights and springs, like a more powerful version of a ________.
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Question 2: The pieces of music are encoded onto wooden barrels (or cylinders), which are ________ to the keyboard of the traditional pipe organ.

Question 3: A ________ on the crank shaft causes the barrel to rotate slowly and its pins and staples lift the fronts of the keys.
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Question 4: The barrel organ was the traditional instrument of ________.
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Question 5: This complex encoding of music was an early form of ________.
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Question 6: In the ________ barrel pianos, particularly those played in the streets, are frequently called barrel organs.
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Question 7: There were many larger versions located in churches, fairgrounds, ________, and other large establishments such as sports arenas and theaters.
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Question 8: At the beginning of the 20th century, large barrel organs intended for use as ________ or street organs were often converted, or newly built, to play music rolls or book music rather than barrels.
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