Band auditions

A drummer playing the drums

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Boy: Ah, band auditions. Great! I'd love to be in a band! ... Hi. Is this the band audition?

Girl: Hello. Yes. So, you'd like to be in our band?

Boy: Yes, I love music.

Girl: Well, we need a singer, a guitarist and a drummer.

Boy: Oh, I love singing!

Girl: OK, so you can sing. Let's sing the beginning of this song.

Boy: (singing) Tonight I'm going to have myself a real good time. I feel alive ...

Girl: Right, OK, mmm, maybe not. Can you play an instrument?

Boy: Er, well, I can play the guitar a little.

Girl: OK, let's hear you. What can you play? ... That's it?

Boy: Er, yeah. I can't remember any more.

Girl: Erm, can you play the drums?

Boy: Yeah, sure.

Girl: OK! OK! STOP! That's enough. Erm, what about the maracas? Can you play the maracas?

Boy: Yes, I can. (singing) Young and strong and ... er ...

Girl: Great, great! Hmm ... thanks for coming. I'll call you next week.

Discussion

Can you play a musical instrument? What instrument would you like to play? Would you like to be in a band?

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Submitted by yongkang2821 on Tue, 12/15/2020 - 02:36

I can play the piano a little.

Submitted by yongkang2626 on Tue, 12/15/2020 - 01:22

I can play flute a little. But I would like to drum. But I don't want to join a band.

Submitted by yongkang2824 on Tue, 12/15/2020 - 00:23

I can play kalimba and I like to play it but I would not like to be in band.
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Submitted by rafaelyeshua on Mon, 12/14/2020 - 14:06

i would like to play the piano, it's so relaxing.

Submitted by Fawzia on Sun, 11/01/2020 - 17:26

:)

Submitted by nimdini on Fri, 10/30/2020 - 14:00

I can play violin and key board.I would love to play the piano.And I would like be in a band.

Submitted by mrpollas118 on Tue, 08/25/2020 - 20:29

Yes, I play acoustic guitar and I am learning to play the piano, I would like to learn to play the drums and I thought that I would not like to be in a band since I usually play alone

Submitted by dani1023fdt on Mon, 08/24/2020 - 17:14

Im learning to play the violin, i would like to play well the violin, and no, i dont want to be on a band

Submitted by Klormanniskan_123 on Sun, 08/23/2020 - 07:14

i play the piano.I would like to play the vilolin. I don't want to be in band i rather play solo.

Submitted by Vuquan on Wed, 08/19/2020 - 08:01

I can play 2 instruments, that is drum and piano. I like to be in some band to play music with friends.
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Submitted by Xuka on Thu, 08/13/2020 - 16:26

Honestly, I can't play any musical instrument but I can sing very well. I'd like to try to play the guitar because it's easier than anything else. If I could join the band, I would like to be a singer in the group. I want to perform my songs before audiences and our band will attract a sizable following.

Submitted by Luna on Tue, 08/11/2020 - 12:57

l love music . l can play organ No , l wouldn't like because it very hard

Submitted by dongsoon on Tue, 07/28/2020 - 12:43

I like listen to the music, but I can't play any instrument. I'd like to play the guitar.
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Submitted by zagrybast on Mon, 07/27/2020 - 12:17

Earlier I studied to play the ukulele, but I gave up this occupation. No, I wouldn’t like to be in a band because it’s hard.

Submitted by ilearniam on Thu, 07/16/2020 - 02:01

I did learn a little bit for the shepherd flute in primary school. However, it was just some casual learning. I would like to learn guitar and piano. Recently, I heard again the Lava song from Disney. It was the opening short animation for a movie which can be easily found from YouTube. I started to learn the more simple version of Guitar, ukulele. I am not sure when I can play the Lava song.

Submitted by Fer9TS13 on Mon, 06/29/2020 - 23:25

No, I cannot play any instrument. I'd like to play the piano and guitar. I'd like to be in a band.

Submitted by tay6688 on Wed, 06/03/2020 - 11:03

no, I can't play instrument because I just love listening music such as pop, rock and R&B.

Submitted by wewe on Wed, 05/06/2020 - 19:21

I like the music, i´d like to learn playing the piano and fiddle
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Submitted by DIGIOTANIMES on Sat, 05/02/2020 - 19:44

I don't know how to play musical instruments, I wish I could play guitar and I would like to be in a band

Submitted by kusz on Mon, 04/13/2020 - 18:20

easy

Submitted by hoanganh on Tue, 04/07/2020 - 15:20

I love music, I like hear to the guitar, I started to hear the guitar when I was a child and tried play it, so I can not play it. At the moment, I can't play any drums.
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Submitted by SteveGode32 on Wed, 04/01/2020 - 07:23

1.Yes I can, I have a guitar on which I really play poorly. 2.I'm certainly not a musician, but I would like to play the piano, but rather strange, but I would like to play the piano. 3.I would not want to join the band, suddenly there will be problems and it will be difficult to create any concerts.

Submitted by thiagotennis on Fri, 03/27/2020 - 18:57

No, I don't' play any instruments. I like guitars. I would the drummer.
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Submitted by FlorGH on Thu, 03/26/2020 - 18:40

Flor Mariana I don't know how to play any instrument, but I am very interested in learning to play the classical guitar! I would like to pertain to a band as a hobby, but not for a long time

Submitted by _16lx on Tue, 03/24/2020 - 20:09

no I can't play any instrument music . but I love piano and I would learn how played piano , and I do not want to bd in band cuz I don't be a famous
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Submitted by Chocomint on Sat, 11/02/2019 - 10:46

No, I can’t I still remember when I was a kid I saw my classmate played piano the way her hands moving smoothly on the piano’s keyboard was so beautiful in my mind I asked my mom to let me join in a class where I can learn how to play basic piano. Can you guess what happened ? When I looked at the piano’s keyboard they looked all the same and I didn’t know how to differentiate them and it was so hard to remember the notes. It was not easy like my imagination however I still like it and I really admire a person who can play well instrument. I think to be apart of a band is great, it is a chance to know more about music, instrument Also to collaborate to mix a variety of instrument and we can learn, share experience and motivate each other.

Submitted by frjnkamilo on Fri, 10/25/2019 - 03:44

I do not play any instruments but I now song, howevwe I do not to do frecuently. I never have thinking to be an a music band

Submitted by Oxvy on Wed, 10/23/2019 - 15:01

No, I don't play any instruments. I'd like to play the Clarinet and be in a band from the Mexican regional. My name is Oxvaldo.

Submitted by maikha on Mon, 08/05/2019 - 03:39

Yes. I can play piano. Yes, and I want to stand on the stage.
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Submitted by Kaity on Sun, 06/23/2019 - 01:34

Yes, I can play a musical instrument, It's the piano. I like playing the piano. I could play it when i was a child. And of course i love to be in a band. I love music very much!

Submitted by cian007 on Wed, 06/12/2019 - 15:13

yes, when i was a child i played the piano,i would like to play the drum,yes i would like be a band

Submitted by Thu on Mon, 06/10/2019 - 14:18

Yes, I can play the piano. I started to learn it when I was 10 years old. I like singing, too. I and a friend in my class were in the school's performance team. Uhm...about being in a band, I'm not so sure. Because I'm not too much confidence in playing piano in front of everyone. So I love to sing more. : )
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Submitted by empty on Mon, 06/03/2019 - 09:36

I hope i can answer to that question, because its hard to explain . when i was 8 , I started to learn playing the piano . But after a few sessions of piano class , I realized that i'm not interested into the piano . So i started writing stories and poems and that is exactly what i'm good at !
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Submitted by MAPA on Sat, 02/09/2019 - 04:49

I PLAY THE GUITAR VERY WELL BUT I WISH BE PLAY THE BANJO AND I LIKE SING BUT I´M PREFER A SINGLE

Submitted by Tossa on Fri, 02/01/2019 - 17:29

I can't play musical instrument, but I would like to play the guitar and learn some songs that I enjoy listening, also I imagine me playing this instrument while I am hanging out with my friends.

Submitted by sonbausan on Thu, 01/24/2019 - 16:34

I love music, but i can´t play any music instruments. I like the guitar (:

Submitted by shhouug on Sat, 01/12/2019 - 18:28

no i cant play any music insturment but i wish that i could play piano i think that it is an amazing insturment

Submitted by wanna123 on Tue, 01/01/2019 - 10:00

I cannot sing and I dont like sing, but I'd love to play instrument. I had a chance to learn piano but I missed it. And now, I dont have time to play anythings

Submitted by GalihRestuWardaya on Mon, 10/01/2018 - 05:31

I love music, but i can't play any music instruments :(
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Submitted by khanhlinh92004 on Fri, 07/27/2018 - 08:25

I love music. I can play the guitar and piano. If I could join a band, I would like to be a singer.

Submitted by UrbaezEdith on Thu, 07/05/2018 - 11:36

The band’s singer.

Submitted by UrbaezEdith on Thu, 07/05/2018 - 11:35

I don’t use any instrument but I can be the band’s single.

Submitted by etaloni2016 on Wed, 03/07/2018 - 07:33

I like music, but I can`t play any musiucal instruments. I `d like to learn playing the piano.

Submitted by Grozinho on Sun, 02/25/2018 - 14:46

Yes, I can play a musical instrument. I can play tambourine and "tantan". I love music and I'd like to learn play more musical instruments like violin, piano, drums and guitar. I don't know if I'd like to be in a band. Bands travels a lot and I want to be with my friends and family. But I think is awesome to play in front thousand of people.

Submitted by aw19834 on Tue, 01/02/2018 - 14:35

Anyone loves flute?

Submitted by phuong (not verified) on Sun, 08/30/2015 - 06:43

i love music especially singing but i can't play the music instrument..... i wanna to be in the band
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