I have two questions about this excerpt.
In measure 1 (don't include the pickup note as a measure), there is an Eb tonic chord in the bass staff. How would the F in the melody line be analyzed as a non chord tone (since it's a leap followed by another leap)? I think I read that could be considered an anticipation, but I'm not sure if that's right. Someone else told me non chord tones approached and left by leap are simply color tones. Any thoughts?
Would the first 4 measures be considered a phrase? It doesn't really end with a cadence since it just stays on a I chord. However, it still feels like the end of a phrase when it is played. Should this be analyzed as a sentence?
I'd appreciate any thoughts about these things. Thanks!