Jazz Piano School Ep 39 : The Tritone Substitution

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    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 triton sub in place of the dominant V7 chord. i.e. D-7 G7 Cmaj would be D-7 Db7 Cmaj7.

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4 thoughts on “Jazz Piano School Ep 39 : The Tritone Substitution”

  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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