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Alberti bass

[al-bur-tee beys, ahl-ber-]
noun Music.
  1. a reiterated broken-chord figure used as an accompaniment, especially in 18th-century rococo keyboard music.
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Origin of Alberti bass

1875–80; named after Domenico Alberti (circa 1710–40), Italian musician
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