We mentioned the term Homophonic Parallelism earlier, but we didn’t fully explore it. Here’s a step by step process of how it can work. It’s important to note that while the melody in this example is a traditional Nigerian folk song, the counter melody and harmonization are original. This example should be seen as a way to use this texture compositionally and not as an authentic example of this phenomenon.
It starts with a melody.
Next, a counter melody is added.
Now, we harmonize the melody with homophonic parallelism.
Finally, we harmonize the counter melody in a similar way.