your guitar, or sit at your piano. Now put your hands in the position
of playing a C chord, but DON'T play it just yet!
Now instead of playing
it all at once, play it one note at a time. That's an arpeggio.
An arpeggio is simply a
chord played one note at a time. They can be played staccato, so very
short, sharp notes. They can be played fluently, so that it sounds
smooth. They can be sustained so that all the notes ring out
together. Either way it's an