Hello all. The string ensemble I play in recently started to wrok on Bach's brandenburg concierto no. 3. The arrangement had no bass part, only cello part - and while I know that this is the Continuo basso part, that all bass violins and violone would play, I wonder if there are some conventions I should be aware of when playing this, just to make sure I'm not a bassist happily enjoying some work to do while unknowingly committing atrocities to music. Obviusly, I need to transpose some phrases an octave, but that would only put me in unison with the cellos - as I make sure to avoid creating any/as few as possible inverted intervals in my melody to avoid messing up the contrapuctual melodies up. Are there any things that basses by convention did not play on, and should I care about that? Obviously the conductor holds the final judgement here, but just to get some knowledge of what I'm doing.