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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of arpeggiate.


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  • "Window Seat," which at first recalls the arpeggiated melody of Ms. Badu's 1997 debut single,

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  • They "arpeggiated" chords -- rolling the notes rather than depressing them all at once -- or "dislocated" occasional melodic notes by sounding them slightly ahead or behind the beat.

    What Music Has Lost

  • Sweeping chords, which Joachim always played with the utmost breadth, are 'arpeggiated' in Moser's edition!

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  • "Dead hearts are everywhere," Millan and fellow Stars vocalist Torquil Campbell purr together atop piano and arpeggiated guitar chords in the album's opener ( "Dead Hearts").

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  • Although both musicians played with virtuosic speed and accuracy, Marais's "Plainte" was the highlight of this one-hour recital, a whispering thread of melody from the viol accompanied by gentle arpeggiated chords on the theorbo, making the lament an intense, personal cry of anguish.


  • Summer's multi-tracked voice floats over a kick drum, an arpeggiated bassline and sumptuous synths, with Giorgio Moroder's sublime production at the heart of this record.

    Donna Summer's I Feel Love

  • Out of the silence, a single cello rises plaintively from a low E along an arpeggiated figure through an E-minor chord to a sustained high B, 2 ½ octaves higher, while the four other solo cellos lend warmth and harmony in E-minor.

    The Splendid Start to a Farewell to Opera

  • The veiled mystery of the opening arpeggiated chords was wonderfully poised; and his understanding of the composer's revolutionary use of the sustaining pedal was revealed brilliantly in the finale of the Waldstein sonata, Op 54.

    Llyr Williams

  • The most successfully extravagant performers are careful to dress their blingy entertainments in the mantle of Art. Liberace justified his showy show by ladling up Chopin along with the boogie-woogie and the arpeggiated ballads.

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  • The harmonic strategy of his five-movement work is more layered than the slowed-down "U Smile," though both share a broad family resemblance with early minimalism, just as they do with the bleeping, arpeggiated hook of "Hang With Me," the new single from underground Swedish pop maestro Robyn.

    The Accidental Minimalist


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