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broken chord

Music a chord played as an arpeggio
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Also of interest is the piano accompaniment, which resumes the broken chord figure of the primary section.
"Setting Sail" has an introduction that is diferent from the vocal melody, but the accompaniment fguration is a fowing eighth-note broken chord pattern in the right hand, doubling the melody, over simple chords and octaves in the lef.
A flowing ballad style with broken chord figuration and melodic material in the piano under a lyric vocal line with some lightly syncopated and ornamented figures, the song offers a nice contrast to the agitation and humor of the first two songs.
Yeager; sound, Broken Chord; dialect coach, Doug Paulson; violence consultant, J.
Sets, Lee Savage; costumes, Jessica Wegener; lighting, Tyler Micoleau; sound, Broken Chord Collective; production stage manager, Jillian M.
At the entrance of the voice, the piano changes to a jaunty tune with broken chord accompaniment that leads to a gentle waltz.
Set, Kris Stone; costumes, Theresa Squire; lighting, David Weiner; sound, Broken Chord Collective; production stage manager, C.A.
Sets, Robin Vest; costumes, Anne Kennedy; lighting, Peter" West; sound, Broken Chord Collective; production stage manager, Katrina Renee Herrmann.
The voice enters ff immediately on the third beat of the first measure with the lines "The old woman across the way is whipping the boy again and shouting to the neighborhood her goodness and his wrongs." The music changes to a passionate rising broken chord pattern at the description of the boy's running to escape.
Set, Robin Vest; costumes, Rebecca Bernstein; lighting, Pat Dignan; original music and sound, Daniel Baker and the Broken Chord Collective; fight direction, David Debesse; production stage manager, Paige van den Berg.
The vocal line floats in long phrases of irregular length over a soft piano part of flowing broken chord figurations with chordal melody in the inner voices.
Sets, Robert Brill; costumes, Valerie Marcus Rashmur; lighting, Sarah Sidman; sound, Daniel Baker; original music, Broken Chord Collective; production stage manager, Brian Meister.