Definition and background:
In part writing, parallel motion occurs when two voices move from one position to another, keeping exactly the same interval between them. when two or more parts move the same interval in the same direction. If too much parallel motion is used, the parts lose their independence. Related terms: similar motion, oblique motion, contrary motion. two or more parts moving the same direction and staying the same distance from each other in terms of interval
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