In figured bass, accidentals that are not in the key signature must be specified:

Here are some examples:

Figured bass

An example from Bach's cantata Ach, lieben Christen, seid getrost (BWV 114). We show the chord notes in the upper staff without pretending to make a musically correct realization of the bass. Note the use of the slash to indicate an F sharp in the first bar:


See: Baroque Chord Symbols, Triad Symbols, 7th-chord Symbols

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