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.
Meticulously detailed design work by Clint Ramos (set and costumes), Jen Schriever (lighting) and Broken Chord (sound) presents a surreal--or perhaps hyper-real--setting of the bullet-riddled one-room hovel where the captured wives and, inevitably, the bastard children of a base commander of the rebel Liberian army are housed.
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.
In the unit on broken and blocked chords, for example, not a single etude reminds students to look for shapes and patterns or to "block" broken chord patterns as a practice technique--a missed opportunity to remind students of this effective reading strategy.
The musical settings are quite simple, with chordal or broken chord accompaniments in the piano.
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.
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.
At the entrance of the voice, the piano changes to a jaunty tune with broken chord accompaniment that leads to a gentle waltz.
Sets, Lee Savage; costumes, Jessica Wegener; lighting, Tyler Micoleau; sound, Broken Chord Collective; production stage manager, Jillian M.
Set, Kris Stone; costumes, Theresa Squire; lighting, David Weiner; sound, Broken Chord Collective; production stage manager, C.
The music changes to a passionate rising broken chord pattern at the description of the boy's running to escape.