This post is in reference to David Neumeyer's The Music of Paul Hindemith.
Please refer to the third chord of m.1 in example 3.12 (below). I see this chord spelled as C E E Bb. Having said that, I doubt myself because I see an Eb note in the first chord here, and I am not sure what that means for the E note we are looking at here. Adding to my doubt, we have the fact that the harmonic symbol that corresponds to this chord is a "VI" with an upward sloping line crossing through the I. We know from ex. 3.4 that this corresponds with the 6th scale degree, which would be a C note in Eb.
Note that the 'VI-with-upward-sloping-line-through-'I'', despite its duration, becomes the weakest link in the harmony because its correct root lies high and contradicts the stereotype of the minor-minor seventh chord.
I would like to know why this is being called a minor-minor seventh chord (wouldn't this be the root, m3, 5, and m7: C Eb G b?), but that is not even my main concern: The lowest tone in this voicing is the root of the chord, the C note, so what is this about how "[the chord's] correct root lies high"