• Top Three Substitutions Every Creative Keyboardist Must Not Be Without

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    There are essential substitutions that every creative keyboardist must know. Find them out in this lesson.

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    Tritone Substitutions 101: Fifth vs Half Step Equivalence

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    In this lesson, we’ll be exploring tritone substitutions and the importance of fifth and half step equivalence.

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    This trick will spice up your dominant chord progressions… instantly!

    chile-small.jpgWow, the last 4 posts have been crazy! On Thursday, I introduced you to the power chord’s little cousin, “tritone.”

    Then on Friday, we talked about tritone substitutions with 2-5-1 chord progressions.

    Just yesterday, we took it a step further and applied tritone substitutions to 6-2-5-1 chord progressions. And today, I want to show you how to use the technique in other situations…

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    Here’s a method that’s helping musicians swap out dull chords for exciting ones!

    On Friday, I introduced “tritone substitutions.” And by now, you should be a pro at substituting one dominant chord for another.

    What’s the trick? It’s simple. Just figure out what’s a tritone up or down (you’ll land on the same note) from where you’re currently at — then just play that dominant chord instead of your original one… [more]

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