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".