[Smt-talk] figured-bass slash

Paul Lombardi lombardi at unm.edu
Wed May 12 08:55:18 PDT 2010

Dear collective wisdom,

I was asked a question about figured bass that I did not know the answer 
to. When placing a slash through a figure, does it matter if it's a 
forward slash or back slash?

I've seen / and \ on 3, \ through the arm of 6, and + attached to the 
end of 4 and 2. I usually use / for any figure. Is there a standard?

Paul Lombardi, Ph.D.
Eugene, OR

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