Questions can be a good way to start a conversation with someone. But it's also good to say other things which aren't just questions.
You could make a statement about music such as: "I like that singer, but I don't like their music videos."
- about them - It's a good way to show that you're interested and want to connect with them
- about a film, show or musician - they might like them too, and you can bond over this
- avoid "yes" and "no" questions - try to ask them something that needs an explanation, starting with what, why, how and describe.
It's important to listen
A good listener is someone who lets the other person have their turn to talk. It can help to concentrate on what the other person is saying.
Try not to get distracted by other things, like looking at your phone. When the other person has said something, try to add something to the conversation based on what they have said (to show you've listened).