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Old 04-12-2009, 03:03 PM
aydee aydee is offline
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Default Re: Homophonic and Polyphonic Harmonies

Originally Posted by Wavelength View Post
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?
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