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Postby somethinorwatever » Wed 04.27.2005 9:35 pm

What are the names of musical instruments? the actual words "musical instrument" and the members of an orchestra, rock band, and other typse of groups?
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RE: Music

Postby mojito » Thu 04.28.2005 1:48 am

Musical Instruments = Gakki or 楽器
Japanese Musical Instuments = WaGakki or 和楽器

There is no Japanese word for Western Musical Instruments so that almost every name is in Kata-kana.

Piano = Piano or ピアノ
Violin = Bai-o-rin or バイオリン(or ヴァイオリン)
Viola = Bi-o-ra or ヴィオラ
Saxophone = sakkusu or サックス

Guiter = gitaa or ギター
Bass = be-su or ベース
Drum = doramu or ドラム、taiko is possible but is mainly for Japanese drum.

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RE: Music

Postby somethinorwatever » Fri 04.29.2005 1:31 am

Thanks a lot. i play many instruments like the ピアノ, サックス、trombone, flute, etcetera. do you know how to say the music genres like rock, hiphop, classical, jazz, etc.?
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RE: Music

Postby Vengeance » Fri 04.29.2005 9:09 am

Pop = ポップス (Poppusu)
Rock = ロック (Rokku)
Jazz = ジャズ (Jazu)
Classical = クラシック (Kurashikku)
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