arpeggio

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[Italian, ]
Playing the notes of a chord consecutively (harp style). A broken chord in which the individual notes are sounded one after the other instead of simultaneously.

Example

Giuseppe Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in E major, K. 20, "Capriccio"

Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in C major

Arpeggio
François Couperin: Second livre de clavecin, "Les barricades misterieuses"


See Also

[English] broken chord ()

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