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broken chord

n
(Classical Music) music a chord played as an arpeggio
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He even used two pianos -a warmly resonant Fabbrini-rebuilt Steinway, which shimmered most beguilingly in the Trio section of the C major Sonata's scherzo, and a leaner-voiced Bosendorfer that gave crisp definition and clarity to broken-chord accompaniments and especially the layered textures in the slow movements of the Op.
The subsequent "Catastrophe in the Jungle" utilizes three clefs throughout, again reflecting Skalkottas's unique multiplaned musical texture that makes use of trills, tremolos, broken-chord passages, and block chords in a highly virtuosic manner.
The raised fourths in the melody from "A Faded Letter" allow the pianist to experience Chopin-inspired lines, and the left hand has simple broken-chord accompaniments that are manageable for most early-intermediate students.