Alberti Bass

Basso Albertino, a repeated accompaniment figure common in 18th-century keyboard music

Alberti Bass is a technique commonly used in piano and other instrumental accompaniments, named after Italian composer Domenico Alberti. This technique creates a harmonizing effect similar to that of strings by repeatedly playing notes in the bass, high and middle registers.

Example of Alberti Bass

Alberti Bass Demonstration

Writer: Frankie Chan