I have done a new counterpoint exercise today using 3 parts but I ended up with quite a lot of oblique motion and it got me thinking that I actually don't know what the restrictions are on using oblique motion in the first place so could someone please clarify? Is what I have done ok?
My textbook does nothing to explain limitations on use of oblique motion and I did a search through other documents that totally avoided the topic too. My primary questions are:
- can you use oblique motion on two upper voices twice in a row with a moving bass? (see chord 3 & 4)
- How many times can a single voice be repeated in a row if the other voices are moving in contrary motion? (See chords 8,9 and 10)
These are very specific & vital questions and seeing as everything else is so "by the book" in counterpoint, there should be clear answers somewhere
EDIT: The CF is the bottom voice