One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Play (a chord) as a series of ascending or descending notes.‘he perceptibly arpeggiates the Sonata's first chord’‘an arpeggiated fanfare’
- ‘Most of the melodic material is given to the primo player, and the secondo player is left with page after page of primary triads played in unison or arpeggiated or a bass line doubled between the hands.’
- ‘In this way the G major Prelude from the Well-tempered clavier book 2 complements its Fugue, whose subject consists entirely of a series of arpeggiated chords.’
- ‘If possible, having the student gently roll or arpeggiate the large chord can provide an adequate solution to extreme skips in many cases.’
- ‘Thom Yorke's eerie soprano is accompanied by incessant arpeggiated guitar and a ticking hi hat.’
- ‘Eventually the drums and bass drop out completely, and we're left with dual arpeggiating guitars gently supporting a relaxed sax melody.’
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