Unit 37

“Arpeggio” is an Italian word that means “harp‐like”. A major arpeggio consists of the first, third, and fifth steps of the major scale played in any order.

As you practice examples with sixteenth notes, be sure to take a slow enough tempo that you can use correct fingerings, and play with a beautiful tone, in tune, and with musical gestures. Practicing music sloppily will make you better only at sloppy playing.

As you slur the Eb octave, remember to use the slur fingering for the Eb3.  

Before playing this example, count the rhythm and clap the beat. Be sure to make a difference between dotted eighth‐sixteenth and straight eighth note rhythms.

Cantabile means, “in a singing manner” in Italian.