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arpeggio

1. a chord whose notes are played in rapid succession rather than simultaneously
2. an ascending and descending figuration used in practising the piano, voice, etc.
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During this next section, the student will begin to use dominant seventh arpeggios for the purpose of building melodic lines that emphasize the guide tone relationships.
From the piano's opening descending seven-octave arpeggio sequence, the large audience was captivated by the spontaneity of his playing with no hint of routine.
Weatherford's words echo - arpeggio, adagio, the crescendo collecting its strength to lift the heavy curtain of segregation - and with her final stroke the plain phrase Easter morning provides a benediction of life and glory.
The arpeggios are in three-note inversion style: root position, first inversion, second inversion ascending, then descending after a pause on the tonic note.
If you take up the Arpeggio Challenge, with time and effort you will be able to review four kinds (major, minor, dominant 7th, and diminished) of octave arpeggios swiftly, fluently and accurately in all twelve keys in less than two (2) minutes.
An insider said: "Carey's Florence is leader of a string quartet, who dreams of giving recitals atWigmore Hall, and next week the actress will begin working with a violin teacher so at least she can look as if she knows how to handle the instrument when she's playing her scales and arpeggios.
In the latter, she was a gale force, answering Tchaikovsky's arpeggios with quadruple pirouettes and the fortissimos with yard-high pas de chats.
Daddy Shostakovich's birthday gift for nineteen year-old son Maxim was the energetic Second Piano Concerto, full of exercises, scales, and arpeggios.
Ferried along by his mantra-like guitar arpeggios, he worked his way through his 'catalogue of miserable songs' at one of Glasgow's best-loved musical institutions, lightening the mood in between with wry humour and bizarre observations.
Its few motifs were undistinguished: woodwind arpeggios, brass fanfares, harp glissandos, tremulous strings and, for those really important moments, drum bursts.
6 are the most impressive in design, hammerstroke chords, animated arpeggios and other extrovert figurations (often over a pedal) create immense rhythmic drive to cadences of the repetitive, forceful kind associated with opera buffa.
At first, this notation feature will be used to display scales, arpeggios, exercises and other music designed to develop skills.