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Episode 08

Jamie has a surprise for Carolina, who is already quite excited about her new job. Meanwhile, Rob and Adam have been waiting patiently since the last episode to talk about queuing.

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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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I never have been playing guitar on a stag\e, in front of spectators. I used  playing guitar only at home , in my room. Why? I enjoy playing guitar very much, but except me no one else can stand my performance .

I haven't never had a music band. I play a turtle shell and small bowl on water, like Mesoamerican instruments when I studied nahuatl langage! It was a "antique music band". It was completely informal, we play "fond music" for a nahatl poetry reading. Very crazy....

I was learning to play the piano for about seven years. Now I haven't got enough time. I love playing soundtracks from films unlike the classic music. I also learned to play the guitar but not for a long time. My play is not bad, but is not amazing too.
What's the new thing...I've been singing in the choir of University of Technology in Gdańsk since I've started my studies. I really want to be able to sing at the highest level. I would like to express my feelings through the songs and to be able to influence other people by that.

A music band which before I had a dream about music band with my closer friends but It was not happened. There are many reasons as like some friends could not arrange time for practise together because they must focus to study or work. I really pity and I love music so I hope that my music band will be set up in the near future. Tks all.

When I was young  I started to play an instrument Setar ( like guitar).
I did practices hardly but I couldn't continue ,because it needs a person who
loves music and a lot of time to practice more and more to play.At that time I
believed I enjoyed the music through listening and today it is areal because  
I have good feeling about music when I listen it. 

hi ı am from turkey
ı haven't been in a band. but i like singing ballad with baglama. ın our country baglama is an important ınstrument. A lot of singer in my countyr use baglama.. The history of baglama  based on ancient times of my countyr. Our ancestors used to a lot of instrument such as baglama..
To sum up, i like singing some style of music but especially ballad....

when I post any comment It is published in podecast.  But the words" Edit and reply " are mentioned at the end of the comment. On the other hand only the word"reply"Is mentioned for others.Is there any mistake I am doing? Please make me clear.Regards

Hello there Niva!
No, don't worry - there's no mistake. You can change your own posts by editing them, or add more information by replying to them. You can only reply to other's posts, though, not change them.
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

hello. i have never been in a band, because i don't have knowledge to be with a band.but i have sung many times at same carnivals.

I like music. I had some lessons for playing Violin during  doing my bachelor. I studied Electrical engineering as you know it is though one. also learning to play a Violin is difficult. i was practicing to play sometime all the days. it took all of my time. i could not find more time for  studding. it was getting to be worse day after day my parent did not consent me continue to play any more. they wanted me to stop it. I had to gave up that although I loved it heartily. I wish I could be professional to play that. I hope that one of my kids would be interested in playing Violin. if one of my kids do it I guess that i am doing it. maybe, it make me convince. sometimes I think that i was guilty that i could not manage my time  between playing and studding. 
my brothers are so professional in playing Jazz and Piano. they have their own bands. their style of music is Pop and Rock. they had some concerts as well. the first album of them is going to be release for next year. I can not wait it. I am looking forward to listing to their songs. also, one of my borders can sing. I remember him he always sang when he was in bath to take a shower. my mother always complains about it because he sang so loudly. also some of our neighbors complain that why my borders sing or play Piano. but, they do not care them and they are continuing :D