Two young musicians
Frank and Jimmy are music students. They live in the same house and they are good friends but they like very different kinds of music.
Frank comes from a family of musicians. His father is the conductor of one of England’s top youth orchestras and his stepmother gives lessons in classical guitar. Frank is studying classical music. He can play the violin very well and he’s also learning the viola. He practises every evening and sometimes he plays for three or four hours. He also loves listening to classical and modern tango and plays the violin in a modern tango group called Tangota. Tangota play once a month at a small nightclub.
Jimmy is doing a university course in pop music. He likes listening to many kinds of music. He listens to slow music when he’s stressed, he listens to jazz when he’s tired, and when he’s in a really good mood he listens to reggae or rock music. He loves going to concerts but he doesn’t have a lot of money so he can’t do that very often. Jimmy’s a big fan of Tangota but he doesn’t like listening to Frank’s violin every evening when Frank is practising, so he listens to loud music on his headphones. Jimmy also plays in a band. It’s a rock band called Happy Sunday. They usually get together once a week to practise. Jimmy’s friend has a club and the band can practise there in a large room upstairs. At the moment they’re meeting twice a week because they’re making an album.