Friday, April 17, 2009

Varying Arpeggio Triplets

Here is my first tutorial with actual sheet music. It is just a musical idea I thought I'd share.


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A nice way to make interesting synth arpeggios is to vary them. On the way down your fingers play all naturals. Two beats later, the arpeggio starts again, and instead of hitting a D, you vary just one note and play a C# instead. This keeps your music more lively, as small changes are noticed by the listener. Using Triplets in 4/4 time also feels slightly more interesting than normal.

Here is the Mp3 to listen to the arpeggio (550kb)
Note: Bassline slightly changed

This type of notation works great with strings and synth leads.


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