I was playing through Consolation No. 3 by Liszt yesterday, and I had a theory question about something.
In the second measure of this picture, the harmony is an E major triad. This section is in A minor, so that would be the V chord. In the top melody line, there is a G natural being played. This makes the descending line sound smoother rather than having a G# go to an F natural.
Would you consider the G natural a nonchord tone in this case? I’m wondering if there are arguments for and against classifying it as a nonchord tone. I’d love to hear some thoughts.
Thanks in advance!(2:14 in the piece is where the nonchord tone is)