What will the exercises look like?
From the beginning it was quite clear to me that figured bass and chord symbols would play an important role in the exercises to be created. Working form the bass is important. Strobbe (2014) argues that anyone wanting to acquire skills within tonal music should learn to focus on the bass and derive the other voices from the bass.4 Chord symbols have the advantage of being a hands-on approach, but have the disadvantage of not being an aid in transposition. That’s where figured bass can play an important role, making transposing easier.