I’m doing this mostly through a video today. Hopefully it will be clearer this way. We’ll see. I talk about each step of the assignment and then I perform it for you on a piano. I figure this way people who are not really playing along can still see what I’m up to here. It can’t hurt, can it?
I include the scores for each of the steps so you can see visually what I am talking about and playing. Here are the original chords of the exercise:
And next I add my melody to these chords:
And finally here it is with a better bass line:
You might notice that I added the note F in the melody of measure number eight. That makes the G Major chord a proper dominant seventh which provides a little more powerful drive to the ending C Major chord. I will try to get the final step done soon, I am going to be very busy tomorrow but I have a pretty good idea what I want to do with that melody. It is the bass that I have not given any thought to yet.
Soon if not tomorrow. Have fun with this!