Graph, Urlinie-Tafel. The detailed foreground graph of an entire movement or composition. At this stage in his work the Urlinie-Tafel contained all the essential structural elements of a composition, usually notated in a rhythmic reduction. While "Graphic music analysis" (Felix Salzer's translation in Schenker's Five Graphic Music Analyses, New York: Dover, 1969: 25) is suitable, "comprehensive foreground graph" (Ibid., Salzer's Introduction, p. 25) is accurate, and fundamental-line chart (Allan Forte and Steven Gilbert, Introduction to Schenkerian Analysis, New York: Norton, 1982: 133) is literal, "graph" has been adopted for convenience here.
Reproductions of all the foreground graphs are available for comparision in the "graphic mode".

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