Tritone Substitution

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by bassgirl4, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. bassgirl4


    Apr 14, 2012
    If you are in the key of Dm and using tritone substitution what would be a good chord progression example.
  2. Febs

    Febs Supporting Member

    May 7, 2007
    Philadelphia, PA
    Em7(b5) A7 | Dmin

    Using a tritone sub for the A7 chord:

    Em7(b5) Eb7 | Dmin
  3. bassgirl4


    Apr 14, 2012
    cool thanks for that
  4. sickpea


    Feb 25, 2005
    New York City
    Yup, anywhere there's a dominant chord ("7" chord) resolving up a fourth is a prime opportunity for tritone substitution. One that is particularly nice and recognizable is using it to get to the iv chord:

    Dmin Ab7 Gmin

    and to make it more involved:

    Dmin Ebmin7 Ab7 Gmin

    the Eb melodic minor scale has all the "money notes" for the Ab7 chord... :)
  5. bassix67


    Apr 5, 2010
    Concord, CA
    That chord would be Ab7#11 or Lydian Dom scale which is a Dom scale with a raise 4th.