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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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One can see his fondness for arpeggios in this very early work.
A foundation of knowledge and skills in a field is necessary for retrieval, application, and transfer ("scales, arpeggios, and other techniques ...").
Expertly compiled, organized, and presents by William Bay, "Mel Bay's Complete Book of Guitar Chords, Scales And Arpeggios" is a 298-page compendium of diagrams showing the aspiring guitar player how to produce just the right sounds from their instruments whether in practice or in performance.
I'm guessing that the young violinist who left the audience gobsmacked does more than an allegro arpeggio and a couple of scales a night; and that the lad whose drum solo took our breath away is similarly dedicated.
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.
Chandeliers chimed to her arpeggios, chords like prisms hovering brilliante, crescendoing on the Continent and crossing the Atlantic.
Whether we are stirred by choppy grey seas or the wind passing over waving golden wheat fields, the power of a pipe organ or the soft arpeggios of a guitar, most of us recognize there are places, people and things in this world which feed our souls.
Jennifer Paul lavishes on these, and on the whole set, great care and attention, although she cannot always disguise the feebleness of invention (as in La de Boisgelou, with its interminable pedal point, or in the vapid scales and arpeggios of La Semillante).
Piano Studies For Technical Development: A Comprehensive Anthology of Etudes, Scales, Arpeggios, and Cadences, edited by Gayle Kowalchyk andE.
When you've had enough, do some arpeggios downwards to warm down and pack up again.
Beginning with a guide to reading a full music staff and score and progressing to basic components of theory, including rhythm/time signatures, key signatures, 8th, 16th, 32nd notes and rests, accidentals, intervals, order of sharps and flats, major and minor keys and scales, dynamics and articulation, repeats, tempo, triads, arpeggios, inversions, and seventh chords.