Definition of arpeggiate in English:
verb[with object] Music
Play (a chord) as a series of ascending or descending notes: he perceptibly arpeggiates the Sonata’s first chord (as adjective arpeggiated) an arpeggiated fanfare
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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Definition of arpeggiate in:
- US English dictionary
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