Are there certain instruments that are arpeggio friendly? This might seem arbitrary or subject to opinion but I can imagine a test where musicians of various instrument are asked to play arpeggios of different styles as fast as they can.
I feel like trumpet over two octaves would be really hard to go as fast as say a keyboard or guitar instrument. Or something with slow attack like a tuba? Or a trombone with the limitation of the slide?
This might be hard to discuss without breaking down the different styles of arpeggios. I definitely can't name them "all" (without discussing why there's no all). But maybe I can constrain this to simple ones:
- A one octave sweep -
C1 E1 G1 C2
- An inversion pattern -
C1 E1 G1 | E1 G1 C2 | G1 C2 E2
- Two octave return pattern -
C1 E1 G1 C2 E2 G2 C3 G2 E2 C2 G1 E1 C1
If there are certain instruments that are arpeggio friendly then what are the commonalities? Is is not arpeggio specific maybe?