Lesson 4

Procure the Jugend Album, op. 68, of Schumann, and mark

the phrases in Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 18, 20, and others. In

the given numbers the phrases are all regular,--four measures in length.

Analyze in the same manner Mendelssohn's Songs Without Words, Nos. 27,

22 (first phrase, five measures), 48, 28, 35, and others; occasional

irregularities may be encountered.

Also Beethoven, pianoforte sonata; op. 14, No. 2, second movement (C

major, andante); and op. 26, first movement.

A few cautious experiments may also be made in analyzing any

composition which the student may chance to be studying, especially if

not too elaborate. The necessary safeguard consists in simply passing

over every confusing point, limiting the analysis to those phrases that

are self defining, for the present,--until greater experience and

fuller information shall have been gained.