Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Playing in arpeggios.

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  • noun music The act of arpeggiating, of spreading a chord out instead of playing the notes simultaneously

Etymologies

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arpeggiate +‎ -ion

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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  • 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.

    NYT > Home Page

  • 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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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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