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Lesson notes

This classic features a very long descending bass line as its main harmonic structure, a beautiful melody line on the organ, and cryptic lyrics by wordsmith Keith Reid, who wrote the words to almost every Procol Harum song. The music was put together by pianist/vocalist Gary Brooker, with an assist from organist Matthew Fisher. I have had a hard time deciding what direction to take with this lesson, hence the long delay in getting to it. The lesson includes the basic chord progression, an easy way of playing the intro with a pick, some thoughts on fingerpicking a more elaborate version of the intro, and a ‘Behind The Scenes’ improvised version as an example of what could be done. This may even show a bit about why I had so much trouble deciding on the direction.