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  • n. Plural form of arpeggio.


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  • I also told you already that the notes in question usually are "arpeggios", which are the notes of a chord played in sequence, instead of all at once.

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  • The data base from which the app chooses arpeggios is a linked bifurcated system where the computer "knows" which upper structures are consonant with which lower structures so the chords can move in leap-frog fashion: top notes can remain when lower notes change or vice versa because the moves are guaranteed to make harmonic sense.

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  • With the glistening, rippling runs and arpeggios at which he excels, he played a chamber arrangement, accompanied by players from his Berlin Staatskapelle orchestra.

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  • Hojun Lee's Arirang Fantasie had a hiker traversing Korea's most famous mountain peak in music perhaps a little too sweetly Westernized with consonant harmonies and twinkling piano arpeggios in a manner equivalent to Thomas Kinkade's idyllic paintings.

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  • There was a bounce in his step and he whistled a high-pitched tune — full of sharp corners and feverish, screeching arpeggios.

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  • Piano collaborator Helmut Deutsch followed Kaufmann every step of the way, from melancholy to bliss in sympathetic partnership, fully earning his pay in the florid accompaniments of the Strauss songs, his well-articulated arpeggios flying up and down the span of the keyboard like so many effortless birds in flight.

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  • Her harmonically exploratory, third movement cadenza sounded freshly composed on the spot, and her dreamy, exotically pitch-bent treatment of the concerto's slow movement (against very Middle Eastern-sounding color from the droning bass and skittering arpeggios on the lutes) proved an atmospheric delight.

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  • This made for frenetic tension in his arpeggios, underlying friction, and release in the form of plaintively bittersweet lyricism.

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  • He breathed gentle arpeggios and dreamt of standing in a glade of redwoods, birds circling his head, mountains towering above the treetops.

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  • Mr. Luisi was in sync with the approach, maintaining the tension and drive of the evening from the overture's first ominous arpeggios.

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