#2
basically it's a chord which is not played simultaneously, but rather in succession. an arpeggio is a kind of broken chord.
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#3
It means that you play the notes of the chord separately, be it sequentially or otherwise.
Last edited by MapOfYourHead at Jun 8, 2010,
#4
I've never heard the term myself, and I've been playing for 5 years now.

according to google it's like playing an arpeggio - playing the notes of the chord in succession instead of at the same time. it seems to be a piano term. I've never heard it though so I assume it's not a common term.
#5
Quote by The4thHorsemen
I've never heard the term myself, and I've been playing for 5 years now.

according to google it's like playing an arpeggio - playing the notes of the chord in succession instead of at the same time. it seems to be a piano term. I've never heard it though so I assume it's not a common term.


i don't blame you. it's not extremely common, but i wouldn't say it's rare. and yes, it generally has more of a connotation with the piano than any other instrument.
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#6
oh strange, I've heard that it is like playing a power chord ''wrong'' for exampel, in Trivium's song Ignition, the chorus goes like


9 x 9
8 x 9
7 x 7
#7
Quote by pjuckazz
oh strange, I've heard that it is like playing a power chord ''wrong'' for exampel, in Trivium's song Ignition, the chorus goes like


9 x 9
8 x 9
7 x 7


...no, that's just an E(b5) - E5. nothing to do with broken chords.
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