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Exercise

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Have you ever been in a band? What was the name of your band? What musical instrument do you play? What style of music do you play? Are you still playing? And, if not, why did you stop?

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Intermediate: B1

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Hi everyone. I've never played & learned musical instrument before, but I am a big fun of classical music. I could listen to this music all day long. I think music is good for our mind especially the classic one, its so relaxing & soothing. Generally I love slow music better than the hard bit one but all are the same, music is music and it gives you the feeling of calmess in your body.

I love all kind of music if it is soothing. I love Illayaraja and Rehman filim music songs. In Indian movies song plays a vital role for the success of the movie. Most of the times I do not understand the lyrics meaning in the songs, at few times I hear song only for lyrics. Music with good lyrics will make me murmur the songs frequently.

I have to say thank you very much. I have been listening series 1 about 5 month I think. I was reading transcript, then listening every single day.
And now, when I listen series 2 and series 3 I can understand almost all the words without texts, I haven't read them
Even more, I begin to understand other programmes like BBC podcasts. I hear words clearly even I don't know how they are translated into Russian.
It's unbelievable, it stimulate me to keep learning. Thank you to all: Rob, Adam, Tess, Ravi and all BC's command
P.S. My writing skills are not good yet :P But it was written from my heart, thanks

Thank you very much for this comment, Wolverine. It's good to know that you find our podcasts helpful.
Chris
LearnEnglish team
 

Once I tried to play the guitar but was difficult for me to do it. I'm slowly and  it hurt my fingers. But I really would like to play the piano, it's my dream! I'm saving  some money to get one.  Thank you, this is a great way to be in touch with the language.

Another great topic! I’ve never played in a band, but I love music. To talk about the style of music I like most is perhaps as difficult for me as saying ‘what my favourite colour is … / what my favourite food is …’. It’s a good thing to have choices!
 
Perhaps the only style of music I don’t enjoy listening  much to is the very noisy kind. What I listen to often depends on how I feel and what I’m doing. Can’t imagine life without music. Thank you for good language task too.

really i fell that  by  this sit  i can rise my english level  too,  due to  the most people can share there opinino  at least in english  so  i beg my GODto help us  to  find what we are searching 
 

Once I was in a class of "huapangos". It is a mexican music style, that is played with guitars, violins and "mandolina" (a regional instrument similiar to a very small guitar). My personal goal was learn to play the guitar, but the music teacher noticed that I was a good singer with natural talent. Every class that I went, instead of practice with the guitar, the teacher asked me to learn and practice another mexican song. I left the class because, he didn´t let me to do what I wanted to do.
When I was in the University, there was a "Mariachi" group. And again I wanted the same objective and the same happened again. The professor wanted me as a singer and I left it the group again.
After a while, a musician told me that it is more easy to play a guitar than to be a good singer, because in order to have a good voice you have to born like that, and when you use your voice is like another string that has to be in tune.
Now have the objective of to find a place where I can to sing, because I always liked, but I didn´t noticed how special talent it is.

hi
I used to play guitar. My teacher always said you re really good at it. I never know why I stop playing guitar. But I love music and I listen to music every time I can.

Hi!!I have never take a part in music band!I think that it is or maybe it will very interesting and exciting. But i have guitar and i want to learn play this. Because i like guitar very much. Thank you for podcasts and please if you can  make this podcasts a little often. 

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