... in this first assigment:
- same bass line and harmony as the original
- triplet rhythmic figures as in the original
- each instrument should have a somewhat interesting part to play
Neither transcribing the notes literally as is, nor putting in a string pad is enough ...
There are many possible solutions, and when you hear/see some of the ones coming up, you may be surprised. And you will understand them better - good points and bad - the more you have grappled with your own versions.
We are aiming not at OK, but at SUPERB!