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If you have been sufficiently indoctrinated by Bach chorale pastiche exercises, you will have a horror of all the parts moving in the same direction. The example below, however, shows a typical passage from Corelli in which a series of first inversion chords move in parallel for almost a whole octave from VI down to vii as preparation for a cadence.

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