Say you have a chord and a really good voicing too for a measure. It sounds great… but it is lacking a sense of motion that you desire.
Without disrupting the harmony, how do you accomplish it?
One way is by breaking apart the chord so that each of the chord members sound at different times within a period of length. You see this already in stuff like “boom-chuck” guitar accompaniment, Travis picking, arpeggiating, etc.
Besides breaking it apart, try to come up with a pattern as well for it. Below is a common pattern found in ragtime music used to break-apart a chord:
Notice that there are a few arpeggiations of single notes, and broken parts of group chords as well.
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