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Old 12-15-2013, 08:06 PM
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Default Re: Drumset or Drumkit?

This http://www.amazon.fr/Batterie-int%C3.../dp/B000ZGDURE is absolutely THE best all-round book I have yet come across.
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Originally Posted by picodon View Post
That's what I was about to say, batterie from the verb battre = to hit, like baseball bat.

French drumming vocabulary is not very extended though.
Charley or charleston = hi hat, but the other cymbals are simply ride, crash, splash.
Tom = tom.
Kick drum = grosse caisse, as in "big case".
Snare drum = caisse claire, as in "clear case".
Head = peau, "skin".
Hardware = simply called hardware, I can't imagine noone bothered to translate that, a French mouth can hardly pronounce that :)

OK I have bored you all enough now :)
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