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Leçons de guitare - Leçon 1 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

France

Lionel demonstrates some basic guitar techniques to help you familiarize yourself with the instrument. He also gives an overview of various percussion instruments. You may not get to play like Lionel overnight, but you are sure to learn some interesting music vocabulary.

Lionel - En studio d'enregistrement - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Lionel tries out his friend's recording studio by singing Joe Dassin's "Dans les yeux d'Émilie" (In Émilie's Eyes), a love song set in the harsh winter of Quebec.

Leçons de guitare - Leçon 3 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

In guitar lesson number three of this series, it's time to learn a song now that you know how to play rhythms. The song is called "Les Mots" [Words] by La Rue Ketanou. So pick up your guitar (if you have one) and play along while you learn a little French!

Leçons de guitare - Leçon 2 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

In lesson two of this series on playing guitar, Lionel will talk to you about several playing techniques to create a rhythm that he will demonstrate on his guitar.

Yacine Boularès - La Famille des Saxophones View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Yacine Boularès, from the band Afro Groove Collective, talks about the different kinds of saxophones and gives a demonstration of each one. If you'd like to expand your saxophone knowledge even further, check out these Yabla videos from jazz musician Alex Terrier!

Le Mans TV - Benjamin Perrot: "La rébellion du combiné" View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Overwhelmed by the amount of text messages and other technological annoyances in his life, singer-songwriter Benjamin Perrot uses this acoustic session on Le Mans TV as an opportunity to "disconnect." Don't let your phone distract you while watching this video!

Le Mans TV - Benjamin Perrot: "Les voisins" View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Viewer Discretion Advised

The young singer-songwriter Benjamin Perrot has some loud neighbors, and his walls made of cardboard aren't exactly soundproof. You'll see in the video why he wonders if his neighbors are actually "rabbits"....

Mai Lingani - Mai et Burkina Electric

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Burkina Faso

Though Mai Lingani grew up in Côte d’Ivoire, she is one of the most popular singer/songwriters in Burkina Faso, where she was born. In 1998 that country presented her with its highest award for a musician, the “Prix national de la chanson.” In addition to her beautiful French and melodious English, Mai also speaks (and sings in) three African tongues: Moré, Dioula, and Bissa. Please enjoy our interview with this delightful talent!

Le Journal - Gstaad View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

At nightfall in Gstaad, the preeminent ski resort in the Alps, a privileged few among the stars and high society can listen to the most popular classical musicians in the world…

Alex Terrier - Le saxophone - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Alex explains the differences between the soprano, alto, and tenor saxophones. This is one of those situations where size definitely matters.

Alex Terrier - Le saxophone - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Alex gives a detailed description of the saxophone and all its different parts. Did you know that, despite its association with jazz music, the saxophone was actually invented in the 1840s for use in military bands?

Alex Terrier - "Roundtrip" et ses inspirations View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Alex Terrier’s second project as a bandleader, “Roundtrip,” is a critically-acclaimed album in the vein of John Coltrane. Listen to it in full (and for free!) here.

Melissa Mars Music Videos - Army of Love View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Melissa’s inner “petites fées du coeur” are unleashed and band together to free two soulmates frozen in time. All the mini-Melissas are there: the warrior, the sensitive type, even the one with her head not quite on her shoulders.

Melissa Mars - Mozart, L'opéra rock - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Fate works in funny ways. Melissa’s tale of how she came to be in “Mozart L’Opéra Rock” shows us that some things are just written in the stars. We’re glad she agreed.

Vous avez du talent - Paulin - "Elle" View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Another treat from the land of the young, ambitious, and—dare we say it?—talented: the group Paulin performs their emotional song “Elle” for us.

Melissa Mars Music Videos - Love Machine View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Proust was in search of lost time, but Melissa’s in search of lost love, and she’ll travel anywhere to find it.

Vous avez du talent - Cassandre - "Je te saoule" View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Cassandre, another contestant on “Vous avez du talent,” accompanied by her guitarist, lets us know that she likes herself just the way she is! Who would you vote for: Cassandre or Bamissa? We think they both have beaucoup de talent!

Melissa Mars - Et Alors! View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Melissa talks about the making of the music video for her second clip “Et Alors!” She was lucky enough to find a director whose vision matched her own. Great minds think alike!

Melissa Mars Music Videos - Et Alors! View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Watch the beautiful Martian Melissa tell those Earthlings a thing or two. It’s nothing a little “so what?!” can’t handle.

Melissa Mars - Melissa et son premier album View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Meet Melissa Mars: actress, singer, songwriter, storyteller, dreamer, “Martian.” In the first of her interviews with Yabla, Melissa tells us how her career got launched.

Vous avez du talent - Bamissa - "Ingrat" View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Bamissa, contestant on local French channel’s IDF1’s show “Vous avez du talent” (“You’ve got talent”), sings a moving a cappella ballad. We agree with the voters—she does have talent!

Bertrand Pierre - Autre Chose View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Bertrand Pierre is back to tell us more about his album: Autre Chose, a tribute to the lesser-known love poems of Victor Hugo.

Bertrand Pierre - Sa formation View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Remember Bertrand Pierre, the smooth crooner of “Si vous n’avez rien à me dire”? He’s back to tell us about his background as a musician, and how he stumbled across the Victor Hugo idea…

Charles-Baptiste - Je sais View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Charles-Baptiste returns to us with a new existential song: “Je sais,” or how he moved on to a new stage in life.

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