Quote Originally Posted by Bwv 1080 View Post
Reading a new book by Derek Remes analyzing the WTC preludes using figured bass (thoroughbass) and he explains at the beginning why he avoids functional analysis and roman numerals:

When I'm looking at a score I see the chords, but I also see everything else. I mean you have to see it all to play it. I guess composing with chords would be like the 50s doo-wop C, Am, Dm, G7 songs. Very limiting.