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If you tinker with it for a while you might come up with something like our next example.
Southern Aristocracy
This is a pretty simple arrangement, but it illustrates how we can mix up the skills we have discussed into a chord progression to draw out a melody line.
If we wanted to transpose this song into another key we wouldn't have to go back to the sheet music. All we have to do is work out the same chord progression for the key of C.






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