I am attempting to analyze the
G note in the melody pictured below using Paul Hindemith's terminology/framework set out in his Book 2.
From what I can gather, the melodic formulae Hindemith is considered with include the:
- Repeat tone;
- Passing tone;
- Unprepared or free suspension;
- Neighbor tone approached by skip;
- Neighbor tone left by skip;
- Accented free tone; and
- Unaccented free tone.
As you can see, the
G is a non-chord tone that is approached and left by skip. So, I believe that would make it some sort of free tone. That being said, the
G, on beat 2.5, is not in a weaker or stronger metric point than the note which follows it, the
C on beat 3.5. Because of this, I don't see how it could be classified as either an accented or unaccented free tone.
How would you classify this melodic operation? I would like to stick to the terms and definition found in the book I am referencing, so please let me know if I can provide any further information from the text.