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FIGURED BASS CONTINUED                                             99
given Bass Note, we will obtain the Root of the Chord, the Bass Note, of course, being the Fifth of the Chord. Counting up a Sixth in the same manner we obtain the Third of the Chord.
The Second Inversion is commonly spoken of as the Six-Four Chord or Chord of the
Six-Four.
Below is a Bass, figured in accordance with the preceding explanations. The
student who has mastered the contents of this book, up to this point, should find it
very easy to harmonize. Some may be able to play it at sight. All should try.
Here is the Bass:
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Now let the student try a few. See how quickly he can work them out. Remember all principles.








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