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75 The Band
James is in a band. He talks about it and the kind of music he plays.

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(what) exactly

What exactly is that band?

We use the word 'exactly' when we want specific details about something, not general answers. Notice the following:

  1. Boston is exactly 46 miles from here.
  2. We have exactly 32 minutes to get to the meeting.

play

I play bass guitar.

If you 'play' an instrument you know how to use it make music and songs.  Notice the following:

  1. Where did you learn to play the piano?
  2. I think he plays about seven different instruments.

rock star

You're a rock star!

A 'rock star' is a famous musician who plays rock music.  Notice the following:

  1. Mick Jagger is definitely a rock star.
  2. He dressed like a rock star even before he was famous.

tour or local club

Do you tour or do you just play in the local clubs?

If you 'tour' you go from one place to another doing shows.  A 'local club' is a small bar or music place for bands that are just starting or not nationally popular. Notice the following:

  1. The next place they are going on tour is Las Vegas.
  2. He owns a local music club.

full-time job

It's not my full-time job; it's just my hobby.

Your 'full-time' job is what you do to make money.  Full-time means that you do it about 40 hours a week.  Notice the following:

  1. He has a full-time job, but he volunteers on the weekends.
  2. Have you ever had a full-time job?