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Arpeggio in Music: Definition & Patterns

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What is an arpeggio?

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1. What does it mean when a violinist must 'arpeggiate' a chord?

2. What is a chord?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet test your understanding of arpeggios and how they're related to chords in music. You'll be tested on the definitions of chords and arpeggios and be asked how to properly recognize and name arpeggios.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These interactive practice questions will test you on the following:

  • Chords
  • Arpeggios
  • Arpeggiation
  • Naming arpeggios

Skills Practiced

These assessments will test you on the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - know the correct terms used to identify and name arpeggios and chords
  • Information recall - apply what you know about music theory to answer questions about arpeggios
  • Distinguishing differences - understand the key difference between a chord and an arpeggio and understand the different ways composers notate them

Additional Learning

To learn more about this musical term, watch the accompanying lesson on Arpeggios. The lesson covers the following concepts:

  • Define arpeggios and chords
  • Understand how arpeggios can be notated on a music staff
  • Be able to name arpeggios based off the chords they're built from
  • Recognize the arpeggio symbol in standard music notation
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