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Color My World is a piano song that uses simple arpeggios, simple on the piano that is. It is from the second album by Chicago and was written by trombonist James Pankow, as part of the suite Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon, which also included their hit Make Me Smile.

This lesson presents the song in a few different arrangements. The first transcribes the piano part into a nearly impossible-to-play guitar piece. The second lowers the bass notes one octave, making it much easier. And the third adds the original bass part to the piano part creating a really nice, stand alone piece.

There are some complex fingerings and changes that will really help add some new ideas about finger movement.