French Vocabulary: Music & Dance (La musique et la danse)

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December 17, 2013

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Studying the French language and culture will never be complete without getting exposed to its music.

From the musical shows to instruments, dance, and types of music in French, this useful vocabulary list will help you navigate your way through the wonderful French  music... or at least give you an idea of what these things are called. Let's get talking about music in French.

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french vocab music dance
TYPES OF MUSIC LES TYPES DE MUSIQUE
classical musicla musique classique
country musicla musique country
jazzle jazz
pop musicla musique pop
rap musicla musique rap
reggae musicle reggae
rockle rock
sonatala sonate
symphonyla symphonie
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTSLES INSTRUMENTS DE MUSIQUE
accordionl’accordéon (m)
acoustic guitarla guitare acoustique
amplifierl’amplificateur (m)
banjole banjo
cellole violoncelle
clarinetla clarinette
drumle tambour
drumsla batterie
electric guitarla guitare électrique
electronic keyboardl’orgue électronique (m)
flutela flûte
French hornle cor d’harmonie
harmonical’harmonica (m)
harpla harpe
mandolinla mandoline
organl’orgue (m)
pianole piano
saxophonele saxophone
trumpetla trompette
violinle violon
TYPES OF DANCINGLES TYPES DE DANSE
balletle ballet
ballroom dancingla danse traditionnelle
classical dancela danse classique
folk dancingla danse folklorique
modern dancela danse moderne
tap dancingles claquettes

We hope this gets you talking about music in French!

Please tell us in the comment section if there are some vocabulary topics that you would like to review.

About the author 

Frederic Bibard is the founder of Talk in French, a company that helps french learners to practice and improve their french. Macaron addict. Jacques Audiard fan. You can contact him on Instagram

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