Hi guys- I'll try and keep it brief. Working through a figured bass workbook and came across a couple of points of confusion.
In bar 5, we seem to have just modulated to G minor, as shown by the A natural in the top part. The piece was originally in C minor, with three flats. Shouldn't the 5/4 figure underneath the A natural (and D in the bass) have a natural sign next to the 5, to cancel out the A flat in the key signature?
At the beginning of bar 8, we have a major chord 5 in the figure, as shown by the sharp below both Ds. I initially figured this as a minor chord 5, which then turned into a major chord V later in the bar (at the first inversion chord with F sharp in the bass). According to the textbook (what you see in the picture is the answer sheet), this is wrong. Can somebody please tell me why? Or are both answers legitimate ?
In bar 9, we have a natural sign below the G in the bass, which should naturalise the B above it. However, the B directly above the G is STILL flat, and only the B on the FOLLOWING beat is naturalised. Shouldn't the natural sign therefore appear below the '7' underneath the B natural on the next beat?
BONUS QUESTION: Well done for making it this far! I have one more question- just in case you aren't having enough of a blast!
In bar 10, the harmony moves from F7 to G minor. F7 is chord VII in G NATURAL minor, but (apart from this example) I have yet to come across the natural minor scale being used in figured bass. Until now, I have only seen chord 7 in harmonic minor, or V7 used as a dominant. So can V7 be used in this way in figured bass as well? Or is there an alternative explanation?
Thanks so much for any time spent on this,