I have a music theory question for anyone currently studying it.
Say you are doing an exercise where you are given the melody and bass lines and you are to "figure the bass" as in filling in notation indicating appropriate harmonies as suggested by the given notes. THis is easy enough I suppose when three notes are given to indicate which chord is being used, but what if say you are in D minor and the chord you must identify has a melody note of d and bass note b flat. THe anwer says the chord they wanted indicated is 6/5...a chord of notes GBDF. How?!?!? do you know they wanted to imply the G and F based on the two given notes? I hope I have explained my example enough so you understand what I am asking... So basically, how do you know what complete harmonies they want given only two notes when those notes could belong to any number of different chords...what ways do you know what they really want?
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