Definition of Arpeggio

1. Noun. A chord whose notes are played in rapid succession rather than simultaneously.

Generic synonyms: Chord



Definition of Arpeggio

1. n. The production of the tones of a chord in rapid succession, as in playing the harp, and not simultaneously; a strain thus played.

Definition of Arpeggio

1. Noun. (music) The notes of a chord played individually instead of simultaneously, usually moving from lowest to highest. ¹

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Definition of Arpeggio

1. a technique of playing a musical chord [n -GIOS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Arpeggio

aroynted
aroynting
aroynts
aroze
arpa
arpas
arpeggiate
arpeggiated
arpeggiated chord
arpeggiated chords
arpeggiates
arpeggiating
arpeggiation
arpeggiator
arpeggiators
arpeggio (current term)
arpeggione
arpeggiones
arpeggios
arpen
arpens
arpent
arpents
arpine
arquated
arquebus
arquebusade
arquebusades
arquebuse
arquebuses

Literary usage of Arpeggio

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1. A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1880) by George Grove, John Alexander Fuller-Maitland (1880)
"of the arpeggio to fall upon the beat, as for instance in Mendelssohn's ... No. i, where the name note often serves aa the last note of an arpeggio and at ..."

2. The Mechanics of Piano Technic: A Primer of the Movements and Forces Used in by Ethelbert Warren Grabill (1909)
"We must first notice that an arpeggio founded, for example, on a triad, ... For instance, if the arpeggio is ascend- groups.9 ing, and consists of the tones ..."

3. The Mechanics of Piano Technic: A Primer of the Movements and Forces Used in by Ethelbert Warren Grabill (1909)
"We must first notice that an arpeggio founded, for example, on a triad, ... For instance, if the arpeggio is ascend- ing, and consists of the tones ceg, ..."

4. Elson's Music Dictionary: Containing the Definition and Pronunciation of by Louis Charles Elson (1905)
"5 as in tone ; о as in dove : о as in not Playing arpeggio, or in the style of the harp. arpeggio (It.) (ar-ped-je-5.) Playing the notes of achord __ ..."

5. Violin Playing as I Teach it by Leopold Auer (1921)
"VIII THE arpeggio Like the tremolo, the arpeggio is produced in accordance with the principles by which the ..."

6. The Art of Singing: Based on the Principles of the Old Italian Singing by William Shakespeare (1910)
"... EXERCISE ON THE arpeggio. An arpeggio is a passage consisting of the notes of a chord sounded consecutively as on a ..."

7. Relaxation Studies in the Muscular Discriminations Required for Touch by TOBIAS. MATTHAY (1908)
"The practice of the group or "broken" arpeggio will give us this opportunity, if we practise ... Practise this "broken-arpeggio" on the white keys at first. ..."

8. Violin Teaching and Violin Study: Rules and Hints for Teachers and Students by Eugene Gruenberg (1919)
"After this has been accomplished satisfactorily, the study of the springing arpeggio may be attempted by turning the hand around sufficiently to the right ..."

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