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The symbol is just called an arpeggio as you can see here on Dolmetsch where it is specifically called an arpeggio sign. This may seem odd, but there are many examples of this. You would play staccato on a staccato mark, you play a note accented when there is an accent mark, you use your pedal when there is a pedal mark.


What is Microtonality? When and why is it appropriate to use these symbols? Why do they even exists? Microtonal music is music that uses microtones -- any interval that is smaller than the usual half-steps (each 1/12th of an octave) that are found in traditional western music. It can actually be rather tricky to define exactly, because many definitions ...

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