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Show Me Arpeggio Patterns, Alternative To Alberti.

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I am composing a piece with a 4/4 compass and I need some arpeggio patterns to alternate with the alberti pattern, as it is a quite long piece and the alberti pattern could start to feel boring if it is repeated to much. What other arpeggios do you suggest?

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You could go up and down: c-e-g-e, c-e-g-e

Or alternating: c-g-e-c (an octave above)

Or 4-note up/down

Triplets could break up the monotony also.

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Use c-d-g-d etc. if you want a more film music like sound .....Csus2/Csus4

"Arpeggios or respective broken chords can be a great tool for accompaniement patterns or sources for melodic gestures. On accompanying figures they help to establish a sense of harmony but also keep a steady rhythm going, on melodies they help to “bridge” large melodic gaps in a plausible way. However simple triad arpeggios very quickly sound overly simple and stylistically more in the field of Mozart than modern film music. One very simple trick that might help is to not have a triad arpeggio going on (c e g e c e g e c) but instead use the ninth of a chord for the pattern (c d g d c d g d / d e g e d e g e). With this little alteration, your arpeggios will suddenly sound way more filmic."

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