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Substitutions Are Fabulous!
August 23, 2021

Monday, August 23, 2021


Today’s lesson is all about tritone substitutions. These are used a lot in jazz.

I love them because you take the traditional chords of a song and shake it up by adding unexpected harmony.

A tritone is a diminished fifth. Take a perfect fifth, the outer two notes of a major triad, then move the top note down one half step or the bottom note up one half step. Either way, you are diminishing (making smaller) the chord.

Have a listen!

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Be well! I will see you in September as the song says! Maybe our next lesson should be Autumn Leaves..
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