Definition of arpeggiate in English:

arpeggiate

Syllabification: ar·peg·gi·ate
Pronunciation: /ärˈpejēˌāt
 
/

verb

[with object] Music
Play (a chord) as a series of ascending or descending notes.
More example sentences
  • If possible, having the student gently roll or arpeggiate the large chord can provide an adequate solution to extreme skips in many cases.
  • Most of the melodic material is given to the primo player, and the secondo player is left with page after page of primary triads played in unison or arpeggiated or a bass line doubled between the hands.
  • Eventually the drums and bass drop out completely, and we're left with dual arpeggiating guitars gently supporting a relaxed sax melody.

Derivatives

arpeggiation

Pronunciation: /ärˌpejēˈāSHən/
noun
More example sentences
  • All pieces are written in a melody and accompaniment style, with the right hand playing the melody and the left hand playing chordal figures or arpeggiations.
  • The performance of keyboard continuo, especially in recitative passages, requires the frequent arpeggiation of chords.
  • G major also produces characteristic broken-chord textures, more sustained and a complement to simpler arpeggiation.

arpeggiator

Pronunciation: /-ˌātər/
noun
More example sentences
  • The virtual version gives us two oscillators, four filters, two LFOs, four ADSR envelopes, two VCAs, a suboscillator (an LFO dedicated to vibrato), an arpeggiator, a stereo delay, a chorus and a ring modulator.
  • Two envelope generators are present, along with an arpeggiator that works in a monophonic, duophonic or polyphonic fashion in four different modes.
  • The synth section includes chord memory (great for live vocoding) and an arpeggiator.

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