scales & arpeggios

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Howard K, Mar 19, 2002.

  1. Howard K

    Howard K

    Feb 14, 2002
    OK, can someone explain what the difference between a scale and an arpeggio is?

  2. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    A scale is a collection of notes arranged in ascending order.

    An arpeggio is a "broken chord" - a harmonic structure where the notes are played one at a time.
  3. Howard K

    Howard K

    Feb 14, 2002
    got it, thanks.

    i thought that was it, but something somewhere confused me.