As one of the fundamentals in the study of harmony, particularly for Baroque music, Henri Challan (1910-1977) provides an imperative aid to the understanding of Figured Bass.
Challan, a French composer and music educator was appointed Professor of Harmony at the Paris Conservatoire in 1936. He compiled 380 Basses Et Chants Donnés during 1960, after a considerable amount of time working in the field. With Challan's experiences in mind, 380 Basses Et Chants Donnés is very well-informed. Then tenth volume provides the final 34 exercises of the series, in which the student can practice all aspects of harmony which they have learnt within the context of figured bass. Challan's 380 Basses Et Chants Donnés is essential to all harmony studies, given that the realisation of figured bass remains an important part of music education.