1) Here's some bass notes. See if you can figure out which inversion they're in, then see if you can figure out which chord they are. Remember to use the key signature!
2) This is a full figured bass example. Start by identifying the inversions. If you want, try to analyze the chords. If you really want, maybe try realizing it in four parts. Don't worry if it's not perfect, this stuff takes practice and the voiceleading on this one is a challenge at times.
3) What do you think about figured bass? Does it seems like a better or worse system than chord symbols? Why? What benefits does it have over chord symbols, and what drawbacks? Why might you want to use one or the other? There are no wrong answers here, and I'd love to hear what you think.
And that's that! we'll see you next week!