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Question about Music Notation

Postby fmvminside » Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:10 am

I got a question on notation. I have this Bach flute piece and the continuo I want to transcribe for guitar, but I'm not sure what the notation is telling me.

Here is a sample of the sheet music:
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My question is about the numbers beneath the continuo part, are those chords?

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Re: Question about Music Notation

Postby pied_piper » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:27 pm

The numbers are what is known as figured bass. See this link for a description/explanation:
Figured Bass
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