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tr.v. ar·peg·gi·at·ed, ar·peg·gi·at·ing, ar·peg·gi·ates
1. To play or sing (a chord) in arpeggio.
2. To represent (the tones of a chord) as separate notes, as on a staff.

ar·peg′gi·a′tor n.
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vb (tr)
to play an arpeggioto represent (a chord) as separate notes on a score
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For chords, she posts a weekly video of herself arpeggiating a chord and has students comment on the quality of the chord (bonus if they can name the chord symbol).
For instance, the G Major chord consists of the notes G, B, and D, so arpeggiating the G Major chord means playing G, B, and D in succession rather than simultaneously.
He unlocked it with simple, arpeggiating piano figures, which he performed himself to ensure their echoing effects were just right.
Russell sets up several layers of cello, some arpeggiating, some bowing, and feeds them through delay lines and distortions, making an organic undulating carpet over which he spins hypnotic words.
These are small details, for example, of added mallet information for the percussion players, and the use of grace notes to replace Partch's idiosyncratic notation for chords and dyads on the Diamond Marimba, where the notation of two note-heads placed at an oblique angle on one stem is used (graphically, and clearly) to represent the technique of arpeggiating a chord or dyad by rolling the mallet down the tiered blocks of the instrument.
The piano tries to restore the original register, but the flute merely elaborates this gesture once again, arpeggiating through an octatonic collection past a B[MUSICAL NOTES NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] to the C an octave lower.
The tonic chord held over a stepwise descending bass is a familiar enough harmonic device in Corelli's musical language, but the added 3rds in the bass add remarkable harmonic spice to this passage (could one imagine arpeggiating this C major chord in semiquavers or even demisemiquavers?)
b) This is the same exercise as but beginning on "5" as the reference pitch and arpeggiating down: 5 - 3 - 1 - 3 - 5, Depending on the student's ability, the triad quality may stay the same or be varied.