broken chord


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broken chord

n
(Classical Music) music a chord played as an arpeggio
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As he listened, he lost his place, the music ended with a broken chord, and the musician sat silent in the dark.
SET AND COSTUMES, Clint Ramos; lighting, Jen Schriever; ORIGINAL MUSIC & SOUND, Broken Chord; hair and wigs, Cookie Jordan; fight directors, Rick Sordelet & Christian Kelly-Sordelet; voice and dialect coach, Beth McGuire; PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER, Diane Divita.
The reason for this is that the broken chord arpeggios in the piano reduce the importance of the top voice having the third scale degree, combined with the fact that the horn does end up on the tonic.
"The story is very simple," he said, "so I decided to use a simple musical from: The arpeggio" u a broken chord where the notes are played in sequence.
Of course, there are the usual offerings - Star Wars, Gladiator, Superman, Back To The Future - but there's plenty in the other tracks to maintain the interest, such as Griet's Theme from Girl With A Pearl Earring, Barber's Adagio For Strings from Platoon, and The Heart Asks Pleasure First which runs like a broken chord throughout the film Piano.
A simplified arrangement of the opening theme from "Fur Elise" introduces a broken chord accompaniment and the damper pedal.
The musical settings are quite simple, with chordal or broken chord accompaniments in the piano.
Set, Marion Williams; costumes, Kaye Voyce; lighting, Tyler Micoleau; Original music and sound, Broken Chord; production stage manager, Kyle Gates.
"Life Is Fine" begins Brooding and unsettled with a simple broken chord pattern in the left hand ascending to an open fifth in the right, with a little filigree figure announcing the entrance of the vocal line.
The show's spiffy production values illustrate what a careful budget can buy for a 99-seat house: Lauren Helpern's ironically serene sets of two middle-class households in Los Angeles; a nervy soundscape by Broken Chord; and a color palette from fighting designer Grant W.S.
I concentrated on Symphony no.83 in the dramatic G minor key, subtitled La Poule (two others of the set have nicknames: L'Ours, La Reine de France), and the immediate effect of its outlined dissonant opening broken chord is extraordinary.
Those three songs have a blue tinge./ Unfortunately, they don't exist--/ I dreamt them." For this text, the composer uses a minimum of musical material--a descending broken chord sustained with all the keys held down, a few parallel fifths, and the open fifths of the violin strings.