I attended a music workshop recently. The participants are expected to hear clearly every stanza sung by the Guru and then repeat it in unison.
One of the participants had a raucous voice and would sing very loudly in his dissonant way not only when expected to sing along with the other participants but would sing along with the guru when he was expected to keep quiet and imbibe what the guru was seeking to impart.
After a time one of the fellow participants made bold and said to him, ” Sir, If you can not sing a Sonata, at least keep some sannata.”
“Sannata” in Urdu means silence.
It is time I keep some sannata. As a friend of mine used to say, don’t open your mouth unless you have nothing to say.