arpeggio arpeggio

Definition(s):

  • (n) a chord whose notes are played in rapid succession rather than simultaneously

Usage(s):

  1. Jimmy, who voluntarily quit in 1958 as czar of the American Federation of Musicians, amid an arpeggio of tears, could not see leaving his $26,000 job as the head of Local 10.
  2. The soloists enter with a computer-assisted arpeggio, vibrating and echoing over the six large loudspeakers that are stationed around the hall.

News

  • Music News: Guitar Lesson Involving Easy Arpeggios is Online

    The musical instruction company Guitar Control.com continues to entertain and educate people all over the world with this video lesson that teaches how to play guitar arpeggios. (PRWeb June 14, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10836205.htm
    on June 15, 2013     Source: PRWeb

Quotes

  1. Stravinsky said in composing the music, "I had in my mind a distinct picture of a puppet, suddenly endowed with life, exasperating the patience of the orchestra with diabolical cascades of arpeggio. The orchestra in return retaliates with menacing...
    on Sep 29, 2005 By: Igor Stravinsky Source: GrantsPassNews.com

  2. "It's all original, although we did do [the Police's] 'Bring on the Night,'" Summers says. "Ben is a hardcore Police fan and loved the arpeggio from that song. He plays all kinds of weird stuff on a classical guitar plus retuned 12-string...
    on Jul 19, 2006 By: Andy Summers Source: Billboard

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