Figured Bass Realization: Methods, Rules & Examples


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When was the figured bass introduced?

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1. What is the construction of the vocal parts called?

2. Which of the following is NOT a chord indicated by the figured bass?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

It only takes a few minutes to answer the questions we've compiled on this quiz and worksheet to help you check your understanding of figured bass realization. These questions ask you about the construction of the vocal parts and what realizing a figured bass refers to.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Our quiz is a helpful way to see how well you know:

  • When the figured bass was introduced
  • What the construction of the vocal parts is called
  • The chords indicated by the figured bass
  • What it means to 'realize' a figured bass
  • The definition of figured bass

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding when the figured bass was introduced and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the chords indicated by the figured bass
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the definition of 'figured bass'

Additional Learning

If you'd like more information about this subject, check out the professionally written lesson called Figured Bass Realization: Methods, Rules & Examples. This lesson is designed to assist you in achieving the following:

  • Give another name for figured bass
  • Identify the types of musicians who use figured bass most
  • Outline what it means when no numbers are written below the bass note