MUSIC (1): meaning and examples
Today we are going to look at some words related to music.
Our first word is: Concert or In concert
Meaning: a music performance of any kind.
Maria del Mar Bonet appeared in concert at the Palau Sant Jordi to celebrate thirty years in music.
My son's playing the violin in his school concert tonight.
Our second word is: Gig
Meaning: a colloquial word for concert. It is often used by musicians or music journalists. Gig is often preferred when the word concert seems too formal.
Speaker 1: Do you like the Stones?
Speaker 2: Yes, I've got all their albums and I've seen them in concert five times. Their last gig was even better than the one I saw in 1998.
Live music is música en directo. The pronunciation of the adjective live is like drive, NOT give.
Their music is great, but they aren't very exciting live.
NOTE: For more information about the different uses and pronunciations of the word live, see the Daily Vitamins from September 10th, 13th and 14th of 2004.
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