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16.5: Additional Information

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    16.5 Additional Information

    Although we will not use them in our harmonic analyses, you will sometimes encounter figured bass symbols containing all of the intervals above the bass note in Baroque music containing figured bass. The common figured bass inversion symbols in the sections above are abbreviations of the figures given in the examples below.

    figured-bass-full-figures-on-staff.svg

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    Figure \(\PageIndex{1}\): “Full” Figured Bass symbols showing every interval above the lowest note

    Additionally, you may notice that figured bass numbers in actual music (but not in Roman numeral labeling) may be altered chromatically with the following symbols.

    figured-bass-chromatic-alterations.svg

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    Figure \(\PageIndex{2}\): Figured Bass with Chromatic Alterations

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