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A8. Figured Bass Introduction - Exercises

Grade Six Music Theory A.8 - Figured Bass Exercises

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1a. The figure 5-3 is used to show which position of chord? answer

1b. The figure 6-3 shows which position? answer

1c. The figure 6-4 shows which position? answer

1d. What does a blank figure (with no numbers) mean? answer

1e. What does a 6 on its own mean? answer

1f. What does a short horizontal line mean? answer

1g. A figured sharp sign on its own will affect which note of the chord? answer



2. Add notes to make 4-part chords according to the figures on these bass notes. (There are several possible answers - make sure that you have doubled an allowed note, and that the gap between the tenor/alto and alto/soprano parts is not bigger than an octave).


fb 0 0fb 0 1fb 0 2fb 0 3fb 0 4fb 0 5 

 fb2over 0 0fb2over 0 1fb2over 0 2fb2over 0 3fb2over 0 4fb2over 0 5



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