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French to English Music Translation Glossary

French term English translation
facétieuse playful
Entered by: Gayle Wallimann
il se nourrit de tout he feeds off everything
phrasé phrasing
- Cémancé kan ou claqué, au son aigu Middle-pitched (Cèmancè) sound or slap
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Entered by: Yolanda Broad
...il sonne d'une façon précise, it has its own specific sound
Entered by: Gayle Wallimann
accord plaqué block chord
Accrochez vos (mises) amplis ! Hold onto your curls!
Entered by: Luna Jungblut
afin de chercher, trouver et libérer ses phrases so as to try and design musical phrases, and give them free expression
allure allure
allure franquiste in the style of Cesar Franck
arrangeur et orchestrateur arranger and orchestrator
Entered by: Gayle Wallimann
artiste-interprète performer
Entered by: Paula Price
au niveau des accords with respect to chord progressions
Entered by: Yolanda Broad
au phrasé rap rap-like (rap-style) rock
avec le plus parfait des naturels thinking nothing of it
à géométrie variable for variable ensembles
à plus d’un titre in more ways than one
Entered by: Diane de Cicco
ça fait partie de mon équilibre it's an essential part of my life
Entered by: Gayle Wallimann
écrin setting
émission attack
Entered by: Victoria Britten
Òaï chaos
Entered by: Philippa Smith
“Le piano, comme l’argent, n’est agréable qu’à celui qui en touche.” \"[Playing] Piano is like money - it\'s pleasurable only if you can get your hands on it\"
balancement sur deux accords (music) alternating chords
Entered by: Gayle Wallimann
bande spectacle soundtrack / music track
bas-dessus de viole alto viola da gamba, alto viol
baton de pluie rainstick; rain maker; rain stick
Black blanc beur Black white brown
Entered by: Philippa Smith
Blues mineur Minor blues
bois / clichés wood decor / usual stuff
Entered by: Gayle Wallimann
brut de décoffrage rough around the edges
cadences cadences
caisse claire snare drum
captation musicale live musical recording
carrure bar structure
Entered by: Victoria Britten
C’est ça le vrai bonheur That's What Happiness Is All About
ce jeu dans la musique moderne this style of playing modern musique
Entered by: Yolanda Broad
chaloupé rolling
chansons "fanfarisées" songs given the full brass band treatment
chantre ordinaire singer / cantor in ordinary
Entered by: Charles Davis
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