4.7 Ornaments


Category: Elementary music theory | Tags: Ornaments

Ornaments or embellishments are musical flourishes that are not necessary to carry the overall line of the melody (or harmony), but serve instead to decorate or "ornament" that line. In this chapter you will learn about the arpeggio.



arpeggio arpeggio play the notes from bottom to top in rapid succession.



How do you perform an arpeggio?

note example

Listen to the sound of long arpeggios.