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    A very popular and knowledgeable ukulele store owner here said something to me yesterday.
    He said that chords are just arpeggios, played very fast.
    I thought about that all the way home.
    I don't know.
    What do you think?
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    Arpeggios are just chords played slower.

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    Basically......yes, unless you pluck all strings together.
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    When you are strumming chords you are playing the notes at the same time. Arpeggios, sometimes known as broken chords, are the individual notes played in a sequence. The word arpeggiare comes from the Italian, meaning playing as if on a harp.

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    On a low G instrument, a G chord that includes a low G would not have the low B in it. A G arpeggio could be G B D

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    I always think of it the opposite way........arpeggios are just chords played by picking single strings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DownUpDave View Post
    I always think of it the opposite way........arpeggios are just chords played by picking single strings.
    Yeah, same difference

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