We as jazz musicians have a lot of freedom to change progressions and harmonies in a tune. How exactly do we do it though?

In this podcast, I’ll teach you a foundational concept that will lead to many more reharm opportunities while soloing, comping, and playing solo piano.


Bullet Points

1. 2 different dominant chords share the same notes for their shells. i.e. C7 and F#7 both have E and Bb as their shells.

2. You can interchange these dominant chords because they have the same shells. i.e. If you see a C7 chord you can play an F#7 chord instead.

3. Practice your tritone substitution for all your dominant chords.

4. Use your tritone sub to comp and solo over.

5. Listen for the bass player using the tritone sub.

6. Practice your 2-5-1’s using your tritone sub in place of the dominant V7 chord. i.e. D-7 G7 Cmaj would be D-7 Db7 Cmaj7

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Brenden Lowe

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4 Responses

  1. Great videos as usual. Do you plan on doing one on passing/filler chords to use between the changes? Another nice one could be on the locked hands method.

  2. Hi Ray,

    I can definitely do a podcast on some passing and filler chords. That’s a great idea! I’ll do that for this week.


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