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Oblique motion

Definition and background:

In part-writing, oblique motion occurs when one voice (or more) remains on the same pitch while the other ascends or descends. when one part stays stationary and another moves up or down. Related terms: parallel motion, similar motion, contrary motion. melodic movement wherein one part moves and the other stays put

For more information on the music term "Oblique motion" check out these other resources:

Wikipedia - Glossary of Musical Terminology

Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary

ORB -- Medieval Music Glossary

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