This is a lesson, giving inspiration to those who are physically handicapped. In this lesson, the author has shown how handicapped persons are to face trouble and difficulties in their life. Most of them make a compromise with their destiny. They accept their handicapped life and take to begging or some other lawless activities but some persons being handicapped do not give to it. They struggle hard. They fight it hard and rise themselves to a high position in life. To them, handicapped life is not a curse but a boon. A small girl of eleven Evelyn Glennie gets her hearing capacity totally killed. But she does not give to it. She struggles hard activities and learns the music. She becomes the most sensational music star in the world. She becomes a figure of inspiration for disabled people.
The biographical feature “The Sound of Music” (Part I) reveals the achievements of the multi-percussionist, Evelyn Glennie who overcame her handicap of hearing impairment with great determination and confidence. The feature describes how, under the able guidance of Ron Forbes, Evelyn Glennie found a way out of her problem by developing an ability to sense music through different parts of her body.
The first part of the feature is based on the theme that earnest efforts and able guidance pave one’s way to success. The aspirations, endeavours and achievements of the eminent Scottish percussion musician Evelyn Glennie were made possible by her unfaltering determination. She overcame the challenge of her impaired hearing through her firm belief in herself and great confidence in her will.
The title “The Sound of Music” is quite appropriate as the feature briefly relates the inspiring success story of the talented musician Evelyn Glennie. The subtitle “Evelyn Glennie Listens to Sound Without Hearing It” suggests what the readers are going to discover. It leaves them curious about how Glennie must have developed sensitivity to the sounds of music despite her deafness. She could sense the sounds and vibrations of music through her skin, her hair, her cheekbones, her feet – in fact, through every part of her physical frame. The title also alludes to the famous movie with the same name. Thus both the main title and the subtitle are apt.
Jostle = push roughly =धक्का–मुक्की करना ; slight = small and thin = दुबली –पतली ; vibrations=emanations=परेशान ; prestigious =reputated= ख्याति प्राप्त ; daunting– frightening=भयभीत होना ; teenager = between the age group of thirteen to nineteen years = किशोरावस्था ; aspiring = desiring = इच्छुक ; profoundly = seriously= गंभीर रूप से ; gradual =taking place by degree= क्रमिक ; conceal = hide = छुपाना ; deteriorated = got worse = और खराब हो गए ; severely = very much = बहुत अधिक ; impaired = weakened = कमजोर हो जाना ; damage = harm = क्षति I Give up = loose heart =हिम्मत हराना ; pursue = to continue = में जुटे रहना ; percussionist = a drummer = तबलावादक ; potential = ability = योग्यता / क्षमता ; sheer = pure = विशुद्ध ; toured = visited = भ्रमण किया ; auditioned = testing performance = परीक्षा देना ; solo = single = एकाकी ; hectic = busy = व्यस्त ;schedule=time-table= समय सारणी ; intriguing=fascinating = आकर्षक ; flawlessly = without any mistake = बिना कोई गलती किए ; lilt =accent of speaking =बोलने का लहजा;Tingles=stinging sensation=झुनझुनाता है;leaning=stooping = झुकते हुए ; resonances=sounds = गूंज ; delights = pleases = प्रसन्न करती है ; confesses = accepts = स्वीकार करती है ; workaholic = a very labourious person = एक बहुत ही मेहनती आदमी ; enormous = huge =विशालकाय ; concerts = music competition = संगीत गोष्ठी I Priority = preference = प्राथमिकता ; inspiration = courage = प्रोत्साहन; accomplished = completed = पुरा कर लिया है ; percussion = tabla (music instrument)=तबला (वाद्ययंत्र); handicapped = the persons those who have some sort of physical or mental deficiency =विकलांग; Rush hour—A time when people usually travel; Crowd—a large number of people gathered together;Jostle—push roughly;Underground—below the earth;Vibration—slight shaking movement;Approach—reach close;Prestigious—having high status;Daunting—tough;Aspiring—having strong desire;Challenge—difficult job;Profoundly—extreme;Realise—come to know;Conceal—hide;Deafness—inability to hear; Deteriorate—become worse; Specialist—a highly skilled person in a specific field; Impair—hinder; Aid—support;Determine—to be certain to do something;Pursue—follow;Discouraged—made somebody less confident; Percussionist—a player of a musical instrument; Potential—capacity; Solo—a piece of music for only one person;Hectic—very busy;Intrigue—secret plan;Function—work; Effortlessly—easily; Especially—used to point out one person, thing, or situation,Flawlessly—without stopping; Tingle—itching;Fingertip—the tip of a finger; Surprisingly—with surprise;Delight-great pleasure; Audience—a group of people gathered to watch/listen to a play; Prestigious—honoured; Soloist—a person who plays an instrument;Extraordinary—uncommon;Confess—accept;Workaholic—too much devoted to work; Classical—relating to ancient art;Enormous—too much, very big;Concert—musical performance;Priority—a thing regarded as more important than another;Accomplish—to achieve;Handicapped—physically or mentally disabled;Pleasure—happiness.