Figured Bass

Music Theory Resources

Figured Bass Notation

Chord Tones Short Hand Root
Triad
5
3
1
Triad (1st Inversion)
6
3
6
6
Triad (2nd Inversion)
6
4
6
4
4
7th Chord
7
5
3
7
1
7th Chord (1st Inversion)
6
5
3
6
5
6
7th Chord (2nd Inversion)
6
4
3
4
3
4
7th Chord (3rd Inversion)
6
4
2
4
2
2
Sus4
5
4
4
1
Sus9
9
5
9
1