Where is French music popular?

Where is French music popular?

French pop music is pop music sung in the French language. It is usually performed by singers from France, Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, or any of the other francophone areas of the world….French pop music.

French pop
Stylistic origins French popular music yé-yé rock and roll
Cultural origins 1950s, France
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Why does French music sound French?

The sound of French music is greatly influenced by what became know as musette. The musette, also known as the cabrette, was a small goatskin bagpipe, one of the most popular instruments in the 19th century in the Auvergne, the great expanse of hills and meadows at the heart of the French Massif Central.

Where did chanson music originate?


Stylistic origins Poetry
Cultural origins Late medieval era, France
Derivative forms Chanson courtoise Chanson de geste Motet-chanson

What kind of music is chanson?

Chanson music refers to various eras of French song, from the monophonic chant of the Middle Ages to the polyphonic singing of the Renaissance. Modern chanson music connects nineteenth-century cabaret music in Paris to contemporary pop music. Each iteration of chanson offers distinctive characteristics.

What instruments were originated in France?

Stick around as we list some of the most popular and/or important French instruments in the country.

  • French Horn.
  • Harp.
  • French Bagpipes.
  • Cello.
  • Vielle à Roue (Hurdy-Gurdy)
  • Piano.
  • Graïle.
  • Orgue de Barbarie (Barrel Organ)

What instrument did the French make?

Bowed. Basse de Flandre — a simple large stringed fiddle (a musical bow) made with a long stick from French Flanders in Hauts-de-Franc. Vielle à roue — a mechanical string instrument that produces sound by a hand-crank-turned, rosined wheel rubbing against the strings.

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