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french/english translations of bass terminology

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Thidiablo, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. Thidiablo


    Jun 6, 2012
    Dear ppl on this bass forum,

    i am a 16 year old bass player who is going to do a slapbass tutorial in france, but, i dont know the translation of slapbass, strings or pick and pluck in french can someone please help me since there are no good translations on the internet,

    Thanks already
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  2. Hello !

    As I'm french, here is how I would translate those words :

    To slap : Slapper (say it : slapé)
    slapbass : basse slap
    Strings : Cordes (say it : kord, yeah it's a "bad friend" !)
    Pick : MĂ©diatore (most french players know the word "pick" though)

    The best way to translate pluck would be "tirer" when talkin about slapbass though the real translation would be "pincer" (= to pinch) .

    Here it is !
  3. Groove Master

    Groove Master

    Apr 22, 2011
    Author of Groove 101, Slap 101 and Technique 101
    You may check my book on Slap which is bilingual french/english

    Slap 101

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