1. Do you often (like to) listen to music?
✤ Yes,I often listen to music.I like listening to film songs and Punjabi folk songs.
2. When do you listen to music?
✤ Whenever I’m free I listen to music.I have downloaded a few songs in my cell phone.Listening to music relaxes me.
3. How much time do you spend listening to music every day?
✤ I spend an hour or two listening to music every day.
4. What kinds of music do you like to listen to?
✤ I like Hindi film songs.I also love Punjabi folk music.
5. What’s your favorite kind of music?
✤ My favorite genre of music is folk music.I also like film music.
6. Have you ever been to a concert?
✤ Yes,I have been to a concert once.There is a village near my hometown where a famous Punjabi singer comes once a year to perform for charity.Last year I went with my friends.He performed live.He always has his tambourine in his hand.It was an electrifying performance.
7. Do you like to listen to live music?
✤ Yes,I do like to listen live music.It is a different experience.In many restaurants and also in marriage functions,they have live music going on,which is very enjoyable.Concerts are also live music.
8. When did you start listening to this type of music?
✤ I remember,I specially went for GurdasMaan’s live performance in a concert last year.Before that I had never been for a live music show.
9. Where do you listen to it?
✤ Concerts may be held in concert halls,which are built for the purpose,or they may be held in any other suitable large building such as a school hall,or a large house.Some concerts are given to very large audiences in the open air.They may take place in a field or in a stadium.The music for these “open-airs”,is usually amplified by loudspeakers,so that large audiences can hear it.
10. How do you feel when you listen to this music?
✤ I feel very relaxed when I listen to music.I feel as if all my worries and tensions have flown out of my body.I forget everything for sometime.
11. Have you ever learned to play a musical instrument?
✤ Yes,I tried learning the guitar.My cousin has a guitar,and once I stayed with them a few days in my vacations.But,I found it very difficult.
12. Is music an important subject at school in India?
✤ Unfortunately,it is not.Music is an optional subject in some schools,but all schools don’t have it.
13. Did you often listen to music when you were a child?(If yes,give details.)
✤ Yes,I listened to music as a child.Mostly I listened to film music.
14. What kinds of music are (most)popular in India?
✤ India is a diverse country.All kinds of music are popular.Some like folk music,some like classical,some like sufi music,some like film music and some like fusion music,which is a blend of Indian classical and western music. A.R.Rehman plays fusion music.