The author says, The ultimate end and aim of thorough-bass should only be the glory of God and recreation of the mind.
Murer, after speaking of Pfeiffer, continues as follows: Van den Eeden remained his only teacher in thorough-bass.
The exercise-book which he used for instruction in thorough-bass in 1784 is now in the Imperial library at Vienna.
Murer seems to know nothing of Neefe when he says that van den Eeden was Beethovens only teacher in thorough-bass.
His regular teacher, in those days, was Stadtpfeifer Schmidt, who instructed him in piano and thorough-bass.
So far as his duties permitted, Herr Neefe has also given him instruction in thorough-bass.
I used to play a good deal and worked at thorough-bass for a few years, but nothing came of it.
Where lies the wonder of the case?A moment's thought detects it; His practice has been thorough-bass,A chord will be his exit.
What counter-part could you expect to your music, blockhead, but a thorough-bass of bastinadoes?
Religion and thorough-bass are settled things concerning which there should be no disputing.