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broken chord

Music a chord played as an arpeggio
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Once we had settled ourselves in D Major, we began to look at the left-hand accompaniment patterns, and while the student practiced a broken-chord figuration, the teacher played some of the Pachelbel melodic lines, improvising a few new ones along the way.
A mood of enchantment, where the melodies weave in and out throughout the piece, is created with gorgeous broken-chord harmonies, chord clusters and a haunting melody; a truly mesmerizing experience
Some hymns have a walking bass line, and almost all have arpeggio and broken-chord patterns.