He does music.

FalaGringo

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is it ok to use "do" and "make" in the same context in BrE, as I do hear it a lot but I'd like to make sure that it isn't a mistake?

"I will do dinner."
"I will make dinner."
"He does music.".
"He makes music."
 

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It's very common to say do dinner in the sense of doing all the work that getting dinner on the table involves.

It's likely, though, that do music would not mean the same thing as make music. We'd need specific context to say anything more.
 

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I agree with Jutfrank that do dinner works. Do music could be used in certain contexts, like teaching the subject.
 

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At least in AmE, it's fairly common to substitute the verb 'do' for a more specific verb when the context makes it clear.

I'll do the lawn if you'll do the garden = something like "I'll rake/mow the lawn if you'll water/weed/pick the garden. It only works if both parties understand what verb is really meant.

I suppose this use is probably more like slang, but "I do/don't do X" is a way of saying you enjoy or partake of something. I think we tend to use mainly the negative or interrogative form.

I don't do heavy metal music.
Do you do spicy food?
 

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Not everybody uses "do" so liberally. However, we definitely use it in sentences such as:

I don't do that.

Or:

That's not something I do.
 
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