Example 3 nonChord Tones
While this example features mainly parallel motion, oblique motion (one part remains stationary, the other moves) is used where parallel harmony would fail to produce notes that relate well to the underlying chord. All chord tones, scale notes (in brackets with a star above) and non-scale/chromatic notes (square brackets) match up. Exceptions are: the fourth note in bar 9, which is chromatic in Guitar 1, but a scale-note in Guitar 2 (to imply E7); and the third note in bar 15 – a scale-note in Guitar 1, but chromatic in Guitar 2. However, both notes form the lower part of a three-note semitone pedal motif based around a chord tone.