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Matt, the Music Shop Guy

Matt, the Music Shop Guy English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: May 12 2008

Themes: Hobbies, Interview, Work

簡介

1. Learn Vocabulary - Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.

2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

During the day, musicians who don’t work at music stores shop at music stores. There are lots of toys to play with and you can pick up a few tips from the people who work at the store since they are, of course, musicians and most likely cooler than you because they work at a music store, which of all the day jobs musicians have, is one of the most coveted.

When Matt isn’t performing with his band, he helps people figure out what guitars and accessories they need. So last time Jason went to his favorite local music store, he brought along a camera to ask the man behind the counter a few questions.

3. Watch - Watch the video without reading the dialog.

Dialog

1. Watch and Read - Watch the video and read the dialog at the same time.

2. 學習 - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.

Jason: I’m Jason and I’m here at the music store with Matt. How’s it going, Matt?
It’s going well, Jason, thank you.

Can you tell me about a day in the life of a person who works at a music store?
Well, we sit behind the counter a lot, we say hello to people that come in through the door. We tune guitars from time to time and get pedals out of the cases and basically typical things you would imagine go on at a music store.

So what is tuning a guitar? I don’t know if our members necessarily know what that is. Can you show me real quick?
Yes, I can. I have guitar here as a matter of fact…And you hit the note and you can’t see it from there, but the little graph thing will point when you’re in tune and you tune the key here to get the guitar in tune, and that’s how that works.

Can you show me some pedals real quick and talk about what they do?
Yeah. They do different things. For instance, there will be a filter pedal and you can use it as a tool to make your guitar make weird sounds. That’s about as in-detail as I can describe it.

It makes your guitar sound weird?
Precisely.

Awesome. And so in addition to fancy stuff, I bet you guys sell a lot of little stuff like these picks?
We sell a lot of strings. We sell a lot of picks. We sell a lot of used, cheap amps and guitars. We sell some things like speakers and keyboards.

Would you say that most people come in just to buy little strings and cables and stuff like that or are a lot of people looking for bigger stuff?
Some days we survive off of string sales. Other days we sell ten guitars and make a bunch of money, so it just depends. No consistency.

Well, thanks for talking to me, Matt.

 

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討論

Matt and Jason talk about what it’s like to work at a music store. It’s kind of like working at any other sort of store except you always have to explain what new pieces of music equipment do. And if the customer isn’t a gearhead, that can be a little tricky. Matt tries to explain to Jason that a particular pedal is a filter, but Jason doesn’t know what he’s talking about, so he says it makes your guitar “sound weird.” Jason can understand that.

Would you like to work at a store that sells equipment for your favorite passion or hobby?

 

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hnajel

hnajel

Germany

Very Nice! Matt’s store looks very good!

11:55 AM Jul 15 2012 |

bonnierhett

China

I LOVE Matt’s voice soo much

08:57 AM May 18 2012 |

SHION

American Samoa

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http://www.replicaheelsshop.com
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08:03 AM May 18 2012 |

Danny-boy

Danny-boy

Honduras

NICE

05:19 AM May 09 2012 |

habo tamer

United Arab Emirates

thank you ,i am interested in reading,listening,and talking .


05:31 PM Mar 24 2012 |

afireinside

Colombia

thank you for the lesson my listening skills suck

05:35 AM May 03 2010 |

anoop_rti@yahoo.com

India

it was very nice

08:19 AM Apr 06 2010 |

dhaenkandhie

Indonesia

too fast for me

01:38 AM Apr 06 2010 |

bimabiru21

bimabiru21

India

good

07:22 AM Dec 21 2009 |

miffoo

miffoo

Slovakia

nice lesson :)

08:36 PM Feb 04 2009 |

breakman2

breakman2

Syrian Arab Republic

Guitar's my favorite instrument. If I went to US and went to that store, would that guy give me a discount when I bought a guitar ? lol :P

01:40 PM Jun 29 2008 |

breakman2

breakman2

Syrian Arab Republic

Guitar’s my favorite instrument. If I went to US and went to that store, would that guy give me a discount when I bought a guitar ? lol :P

01:40 PM Jun 29 2008 |

carlosbertholdi

Brazil

cool lesson! thanks ebaby. the word for my day is picks, i don`t even now how to call this little piece of plastic in portuguese. It would be nice if ebaby went to a bicycle store or a hardware store and ask to people there to explain about the parts of bicycle for example.

03:49 AM Jun 11 2008 |

tooran

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Undecided

09:30 PM Jun 02 2008 |

anii

anii

Georgia

GUITAR IS THE SEXIEST INSTRUMENT :)

09:09 AM Jun 01 2008 |

Mickey123

Mickey123

United States

   Working in a equitment store that contains many of my favorite instruments sounds great, I think everyone has  passion on his favorite things. The most improtant things is to work at a store that makes you happy..

06:41 PM May 31 2008 |

1 person likes this

leminhkhanh

Viet Nam

it is very interesting dialogue. i love music very much. i wish i can play guitar. it is a very interesting instrument

03:26 PM May 30 2008 |

darkcity

Turkey

ı play guitar..and very easy…
ı lıke play its bon jovi songs..
for example in these arms…

02:47 AM May 30 2008 |

khlfan

khlfan

Oman

hi  u have one?

 

08:11 PM May 29 2008 |

nichol147

nichol147

Malaysia

i dont know some words.ermm.anyway,i try to fine it.thanks 

06:34 PM May 27 2008 |

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