Examples2,3,4 PARALLEL MOT ION
[Ex 2] Next, let ’s do what most guitar players would do: that is, play an equivalent melody or motion three scale-notes higher (C major scale). For tunately, in this instance, the technique works, because each note makes sense against the underlying chord. [Ex 3] However, if we do the same thing three scale-notes lower (as shown here), the resultant harmony doesn’t fit the underlying chords so well. [Ex 4] Whereas, this example – still a form of similar motion – works better, because the final note is a chord tone (G, the 5th of C).