What is an Arpeggiator / Arpeggio?

Last Update: 12/09/2010

In music, arpeggio, is Italian for broken chord where the notes are played or sung in sequence, one after the other, rather than ringing out simultaneously. This word comes from the Italian word "arpeggiare" , which means "to play on a harp". Formed from scales, the arpeggio is based on the relative scale playing the "key" notes or those affected by the key signature.

A device that triggers a series of arpeggiated notes, which will change based on the chord or note specified by the user.

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