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Solutions to Exercises in Chapter 6

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Solution to Exercise 6.1:

Figure 6.29 Solution (Exercise 6.1)

Solution to Exercise 6.2:

Play the part you have transposed; your own ears will tell you where you have made mistakes.

Solution to Exercise 6.3:

Transposing up a major third (Major and Minor Intervals), to E minor, puts the song in a better range for a soprano, with a key signature that is easy for guitars.

Figure 6.30 Solution (Exercise 6.3)
Moving tune up to E minor puts it in a better key for sopranos. 

Solution to Exercise 6.4:

The trombone part is in C in bass clef; the horn players are used to reading parts in F in treble clef. Transpose the notes up a perfect fifth and write the new part in treble clef.

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Figure 6.31 Solution (Exercise 6.4)
(a) This is the same part transposed up a fifth so that it is in F (b) Now write it in treble clef to make it easy for horn players to read. 

Solution to Exercise 6.5:

Put the capo on the first fret to raise the sound by one half step. Then transpose the chords down one half step. You will be playing in G, a nice strong key for guitar, but sounding in A flat. For more on transposing chords, see the final section below.

Figure 6.32 Solution (Exercise 6.5)
Giving guitarists the option of playing in G major (with a capo) can make things easier. 

Solution to Exercise 6.6:

The best solution here is probably to put the song in the key of G. This is three keys lower, and has easy chords.

Figure 6.33 Solution (Exercise 6.6)