Music Theory In Your Browser: Playing Arpeggios Has Never Been More Fun

Web browsers can do more than log onto Facebook or let you watch the latest kitten aspiring to be a DJ video. (Yes, the later does exist). Arpeggios is an excellent Chrome-based music tool you'll love Music Lab showcases some of the best new Google Chrome-based browser-based projects that musicians and producers can take advantage of. We’re still in the early days of browser-based apps, and Arpeggios makes me happy when I consider what the future might hold.

As its name suggests, Arpeggios allows you to create arpeggios, which if you didn’t know are when individual notes of a chord are played one at a time. You can play the arpeggios in different patterns (click the left and right arrows above the wheel). 


Tapping the wheel let’s you explore major and minor chords. You can select a harp or piano as the instrument. You can set the tempo by tapping the metronome button in the lower right. And where the fun really begins is by tapping the play button in the center of the wheel. Arpeggios has a sequencer and will allow you to change the chord in real time.

This is an intuitive tool for playing arpeggios and getting to grips with chord progressions. Plus it's super fun.

Arpeggios is designed to work in Google Chrome. However, I’ve been using it with full functionality in Safari 9.1 albeit with a long initial load time.

WARNING: Arpeggios is extremely addictive.

Arpeggios was built by Yotam Mann. Source code available here


Rounik is the Executive Editor for Ask.Audio & macProVideo. He's built a crack team of professional musicians and writers to create one of the most visited online resources for news, review, tutorials and interviews for modern musician and producer. As an Apple Certified Trainer for Logic Pro Rounik has taught teachers, professional... Read More


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