So I'm studying for a Music Craft exam at the end of the year, and I came across this question in my book

what is 'chord figuring'?
I've never come across this before! at least not in this form.

I get a) and c) just not b)
Last edited by mdwallin at Jul 9, 2009,
I presume the chord in bar 1 is 53,
bar 2 is 63,
bar 3 is 53,
bar 4 is 63,
bar 5 is 53?

-Cause they use the root, 3rd and 5th (or root 3rd and 6th)
Im not sure though, I have little music theory knowledge ;D
Last edited by Timehbgood at Jul 9, 2009,
Yeah, figuring refers to the note in the bass (or lowest note) and how the other notes relate to it. In root position the intervals are 3rd and a 5th making it 53. When the chord is in 1st inversion the intervals from the lowest note are a 3rd and a 6th making it 6(3). You can also put the chord in second inversion.
Hope this helped a little.