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English translation: improvisation skills (music)

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French term or phrase:art de la relance (musique)
English translation:improvisation skills (music)
Entered by: Gayle Wallimann
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06:36 Mar 24, 2003
French to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
French term or phrase: art de la relance
Souvenons-nous que dans le blues des origines, comme dans l’art vocal monastique, l’unité n’est pas le nombre de mesures mais la phrase chantée, et à entendre l’élan de son phrasé, on voit combien Stéphane Belmondo possède cet art de l’accent et de la relance hérité des racines les plus profondes du jazz.
celandine
Local time: 01:20
improvisation skills
Explanation:
In jazz, it's important to be able to pick up on a musical theme and improvise on it and around it. Musicians listen to each other and pick up on each others theme to keep it going, and it takes skill not to go so far away from the theme that you don't know how to come back to it: thus, the term in French "l'art de la relance". Stéphane Belmondo has the skill of improvisation that keeps the musical theme on track, he doesn't lose it.
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Gayle Wallimann
Local time: 19:20
Grading comment
thanks... I understand what they mean, as its very visual, but I had no idea if there was a specific term in English (been out of the country too long)
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Gayle Wallimann


  

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improvisation skills


Explanation:
In jazz, it's important to be able to pick up on a musical theme and improvise on it and around it. Musicians listen to each other and pick up on each others theme to keep it going, and it takes skill not to go so far away from the theme that you don't know how to come back to it: thus, the term in French "l'art de la relance". Stéphane Belmondo has the skill of improvisation that keeps the musical theme on track, he doesn't lose it.


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Gayle Wallimann
Local time: 19:20
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1213
Grading comment
thanks... I understand what they mean, as its very visual, but I had no idea if there was a specific term in English (been out of the country too long)

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agree  xxxSilLiz
10 hrs

agree  writeaway: thanks Gayle-was wondering if 'art' could be translated as skill with reference to piano playing
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