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Chord Substitution

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Correlli, Apr 20, 2006.


  1. Correlli

    Correlli

    Apr 2, 2004
    New Zealand
    A subject that never comes up, and something that I've been working on lately. I flogged these examples out of the The Guitar Handbook by Ralph Denyer. I find them very useful - you might too.


    Code:
    + = Augmented
    o = Diminished
    # = sharp
    b = flat
    
    
    Substituting Minor 7th and Dominant 11th Chords
    -----------------------------------------------
    
    Original Progression      
    C  /  /  / |  F  /  /  / |  G7  /  /  /  |  C  /  /  / ||
    
    Subsitution
    C  /  /  / |  F  /  /  / |  Dm7 /  G7 /  |  C  /  /  / ||
    
    C  /  /  / |  F  /  /  / |  G11 /  G7 /  |  C  /  /  / ||
    
    C  /  C7 / |  F  / Dm7 / |  G11 /  G7 /  |  C  /  /  / ||
    
    
    Extending and Altering Dominant Chords
    -------------------------------------- 
    
    Original Progression
    C    /    /    /    |    F    /    /    /   ||
    
    Subsitution
    C    /    C7+9 /    |    F7   /    /    /   ||
    
    C    /    C7b9 /    |    F7   /    /    /   ||
    
    C    /    C7+5 /    |    F9   /    /    /   ||
    
    
    Original Progression
    C    /    /    /    |    B    /    /    /   ||
    
    Subsitution
    C7+9 /    /    /    |    B7   /    /    /   ||
    
    C7b9 /    /    /    |    B9   /    /    /   ||
    
    C7+5 /    /    /    |    B6   /    /    /   ||
    
    C7b5 /    /    /    |    B6   /    /    /   ||
    
    
    Inserting New Dominant Chords
    -----------------------------
    
    Original Progression
    G    /    /    /    |    C    /    /    /   ||
    
    Subsitution
    G7   /    C#9  /    |    C7+9 /    /    /   ||
    
    G7   /   C#7+9 /    |    C7   /    /    /   ||
    
    Original Progression
    G    /    /    /    |    Gb   /    /    /   ||
    
    Subsitution
    G7   /    Db7  /    |    Gb7  /    /    /   ||
    
    G7   /    Db9  /    |    Gb6  /    /    /   ||
    
    
    Substituting Minor Passing Chords
    ---------------------------------
    
    Original Progression
    C    /    /    /    |    F    /    /    /   ||
    
    Subsitution
    C    /    Dm   /    |    Em   /    F    /   ||
    
    C    /    Am   /    |    Dm   /    F    /   ||
    
    C    /    Am   /    |    Em   /    F    /   ||
    
    
    Substituting Diminished 7th Chords
    ----------------------------------
    
    Original Progression
    C    /    /    /    |    G    /    /    /   ||
    
    Subsitution
    C    /    Go   /    |    G7   /    /    /   ||
    
    C    /    Gbo  /    |    G7   /    /    /   ||
    
    C    /    Abo  /    |    G7   /    /    /   ||
    
    Original Progression
    C    /    /    /    |    Dm   /    /    /    |    Em   /    /    /   |    
    Dm   /    G7   /    |    C    /    /    /    ||
    
    Substitution
    C    /    C#o  /    |    Dm7  /    D#o  /    |    Em7  /    Ebo  /   |    
    Dm7b5 /   G7   /    |    C    /    /    /    ||
    
    Original Progression
    G    /    /    /    |    Am   /    /    /    |    Bm   /    /    /   |    
    Am   /    D7   /    |    G    /    /    /    ||
    
    Substitution
    G    /    G#o  /    |    Am7  /    A#o  /    |    Bm7  /    Bbo  /   |    
    Am   /    D7   /    |    G    /    /    /    ||
    
    
    Choosing a Different Chord For Every Beat
    -----------------------------------------
    
    Original Progression
    C    /    /    /    |    F    /    /    /   ||
    
    Substitution
    C    C6   C7   C9   |    F    /    /    /   ||
    
    C    C+   C6   C7   |    F    /    /    /   ||
    
    
     
  2. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    cool.
     

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