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a chord whose notes are played in rapid succession rather than simultaneously

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Arpeggios are one of the most noticeable features in Grieg's writing.
Starting with some basic theory of the major and minor keys, chords and arpeggios, and cadences, plus the circle of fifths, perfect fourths and perfect fifths, the book continues to present scales, chords, inversions, arpeggios and cadences in all major and minor keys.
Imagine, the arpeggios of the first prelude, forever private,
He responded, "Scales, chords, arpeggios, and other techniques, but more importantly, the desire to learn."
Mel Bay's Complete Book of Guitar Chords, Scales And Arpeggios
Take this line from Sailers' "I Believe in Love": "I still believe despite our differences that what we have's enough, I believe in you and I believe in love." While she is the more adept guitar player of the two, Sailers seems to have slid back to the use of arpeggios and minor chords to convey emotion.
As each of seven standing dancers collapsed sideways and began sculpting flowing shapes to the cascading piano arpeggios composed by Christian Matjias, one (Wendy White Sasser) remained frozen.
Credit the quintet's attention to detail: Mouth harp and banjo offset the caustic lyrics of "I Can't Decide" ("If lies were cats / You'd be a litter") with Appalachian playfulness, while kooky keyboard arpeggios ripple through the funky "Ooh." And guitarist Del Marquis has blossomed into the band's secret weapon, embroidering these 10 succinct originals with spacey, phased effects and lightning-fast licks that recall classic Queen.
"What about your scales and arpeggios," I usually say in a kind but teachery voice.
The second movement was more of repose before the glorious excitement of the finale, with the virtuosity of rapid finger work flying over scales and arpeggios with unbridled passion.
Sanders had also begun with a Coltraneish free-time ballad against a stormy sea of piano arpeggios, bowed bass and splashing cymbals.
Ferried along by his man tra-like guitar arpeggios, the singer (or is that Hoarse-Whisperer) worked his way through his catalogue, lightening the mood between numbers with some wry humour and bizarre observations.
Exploring the intersection of different rhythmic tempos much in the manner of Reich himself, D*Note sets the rapidly cycling arpeggios of the 1967 "Piano Phase" to a jittery high hat and a trudging breakbeat.