1. Are you a good singer?
  2. Can you concentrate on other things when you are listening to music?
  3. Can you play a musical instrument? If so, what do you play? How long have you been playing? Are you good at it?
  4. Can you play the drums?
  5. Can you play the guitar?
  6. Can you read music?
  7. Can you think of examples of music calming people or increasing their efficiency?
  8. Did you go to the symphony when you were a child?
  9. Do you enjoy music videos?
  10. Do you ever create (mix) CDs for your friends?
  11. Do you ever download MP3 files from the Internet?
  12. Do you ever listen to MP3 files on your computer?
  13. Do you have an expensive stereo system?
  14. Do you know the band named Metallica? If so, do you like them?
  15. Do you like all kinds of music?
  16. Do you like American rock bands?
  17. Do you like country music?
  18. Do you like heavy metal bands like Megadeath, Marilyn Manson, and so on?
  19. Do you like jazz?
  20. Do you like punk music?
  21. Do you like singing karaoke? How often do you sing karaoke?
  22. Do you like to dance?
  23. Do you like to listen to classical music?
  24. Do you like to listen to country music? Who is your favorite country singer?
  25. Do you like to listen to Broadway musicals? What is your favorite Broadway musical show?
  26. Do you listen to music while doing your homework?
  27. Do you mind singing to other people? (Another wording: …singing in front of people?) If you don’t mind then how large an audience would be too many?
  28. Do you prefer listening to songs in your own language or in another language? Why?
  29. Do you prefer rock music or romantic music?
  30. Do you sing while taking a bath?
  31. Do you think it is wrong to download music for free?
  32. Do you think music can heal sick people?
  33. Do you think music is getting better or worse?
  34. Do you think that animals can enjoy music? How do you know?
  35. Do you think that music can help make world peace? How?
  36. Do you think that people from different cultures react to music in different ways?
  37. Do you think the use of drugs by some musicians increases their artistic creativity?
  38. Do you think there is a relationship between drugs and music? How about violence and music?
  39. Do you think your favorite music twenty years from now will be the same as it is today?
  40. Do you usually buy albums online or CDs from the store?
  41. Do you watch music shows on TV? If so, what do you watch?
  42. Do your brothers and sisters also love classical music?
  43. Does music affect unborn children?
  44. Does your mother play the piano?
  45. Does your country have laws against copying CDs?
  46. Have you ever been to a concert? Have you ever been to a rock concert? Have you ever been to an orchestra concert?
  47. Have you ever illegally downloaded music? Do you think it is okay or not okay to download music illegally?
  48. Have you ever taken part in a singing competition?
  49. How do you feel about your country’s traditional music?
  50. How does music make you feel?
  51. How important do you think a good music teacher is to mastering an instrument?
  52. How is your country’s traditional music different from other countries’ traditional music? 
  53. How many CD’s do you have?
  54. How much time do you spend listening to music?
  55. How often do you listen to music?
  56. How often do you listen to the radio?
  57. If you could be a musician who would you be?
  58. If you could be any musician in the world, who would you be and why?
  59. If you could invent a new instrument, what would it sound like?
  60. If you could play any musical instrument, what would it be?
  61. If you could start a band, what type of music would you play? Why?
  62. If you were a song, what song would you be and why?
  63. Is live music popular in your country?
  64. Is the image of the group or singer more important than the music?
  65. Is there a certain song or type of music that makes you really energetic?
  66. Is there any kind of music that you hate?
  67. Should music lyrics be rated similar to the way movies are rated?
  68. Should people try to modernize traditional music?
  69. What are some concerts you have been to?
  70. What are some special or traditional musical instruments in your country?
  71. What do you think of manufactured bands? Can you name any?
  72. What do you think of when you listen to music?
  73. What do you think the next piece of music technology will be, after digital technology?
  74. What do you think the world would be like without music?
  75. What is one of your favorite songs? Why do you like it? When did you first hear it? Who sings it?
  76. What is your favorite karaoke song to sing?
  77. What is your favorite kind of music?
  78. What kind of music do you like?
  79. What kind of music do you like?
  80. What kind of music do you listen to cheer you up?
  81. What kind of music do you listen to when you are sad?
  82. What kind of music do you listen to when you want to dance?
  83. What kind of music do you usually listen to?
  84. What kind of music do your parents listen to?
  85. What kind of music will your kids listen to?
  86. What kind of music do you like the most?
  87. What kind of songs do you like to sing?
  88. What kind or style of music would it be weird for your parents to listen to? Why?
  89. What kinds of music do people listen to in your country?
  90. What kinds of music do you dislike?
  91. What makes a song popular for you, the lyrics of the song or the melody?
  92. What music did your parents listen to?
  93. What musicians did you like when you were in junior high school? How about high school?
  94. What radio station do you usually listen to?
  95. What was the last CD you bought?
  96. What was the last concert you went to?
  97. What was your favorite music five years ago? 10 years ago? How have your musical tastes changed?
  98. When was the last time you bought a song or album?
  99. When was the last time you went dancing?
  100. When was the last time you went to a concert?
  101. Where do you usually listen to music?
  102. Which do you prefer, songs in English or songs in your own language?
  103. While listening to the radio, do you ever want to sing the song that is being played?
  104. Who are your favorite bands or artists?
  105. Who is the most famous musician in your country?
  106. Who is your favorite composer?
  107. Who is your favorite singer or group?
  108. Who is your favorite singer?
  109. Why do you think music is important and how does it affect different people?
  110. Why do you think some people believe opera singers should be fat?
  111. Why is music so important to people and culture?
  112. Why is the recorder called the recorder?

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