Originally Posted by Wavelength
Polyphonic harmony is horizontal: independent and interdependent melodies stacked on top of one another create the harmony.
Isn't that a ferment...forrent, ferent, ferret, forment, foray,...fff...?
Bach had these notes... alternating high/low/high/low.. that created these stacks or layers. So if you listened to just the low notes they formed their own melodies and the highs, their own and together they formed a third dimension. Polyphonic harmony.
Right, Juho? Did I do good?