Definitions

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  • n. The act of arpeggiating, of spreading a chord out instead of playing the notes simultaneously

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Playing in arpeggios.

Etymologies

arpeggiate +‎ -ion (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Rest of evening was a monster truck sonata, an experiment in rapid arpeggiation that was mostly me crashing and burning the sequences, and food.

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  • Both the Zorn, with its slow-moving melody set against a sustained, deep cello tone and a shofarlike wail from one of the violins, and the Glass, with its dense, contrapuntal arpeggiation, were given concentrated, warm-hued readings.

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  • * New groove and arpeggiation tools for added flexibility

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  • With appropriate filter and envelope settings, electro sounds (that are ideal for arpeggiation and sequencing) can easily be set up.

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  • One of the things that first struck me when listening to AC's album was the similarity in nature in some of its fast frenetic arpeggiation to that of Glass '1982 music for the film

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  • In "No Bones," Conboy's vocals are cut up to mirror a sparkling synth arpeggiation, just another layer of audio detail in a melancholy, urbane pop song that benefits tremendously from its dense, atmospheric production.

    Brainwashed

  • Similar melodies, chord progressions, and arpeggiation patterns create the false impression that one or a few people are producing a large portion of what we know as "trance music", or "McTrance" to the haters, and this is ridiculous.

    Torley Lives

  • (I love how they bring in arpeggiation effects alongside the familiar ditty of "Around the World" + the "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" vocals!)

    World of SL

  • · 4 arpeggiation patterns (Up, Down, Up-Down, Random) · defined offsets of octaves to work with built-in distortion effect (equivalent to a transistor amplifier with equalization):

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