# What chords can be substituted?

## What chords can be substituted?

Chord Substitution Table

Substitution Example Explanation
Secondary Dominant C | G7 to C | D7 | G7 Learn more
Degrees Substitution C to Em, F to Dm, G to Bdim Learn more
bVII borrowed chord C | G | Am | F to C | G | Bb | F Learn more

## Is Minor 7 flat 5 vs diminished?

As is it shown in the chart below, the half-diminished chord is built with a root (1), a minor third (b3), a flat fifth (b5) and a minor 7th (b7). The diminished 7th chord has a diminished 7th instead of the minor seventh. This is the only difference between these two chords.

What is a 7 b5 chord?

The dominant seventh flat five chord (7b5) is a dominant seventh chord with a fifth lowered by a semitone. It is built with a root (1), a major third (3), a diminished fifth (b5) and a minor seventh (b7). The dominant b5 chord is an extremely important sound in jazz music due to its dissonant and unresolved sound.

### How do you sub a tritone?

The tritone substitution can be performed by exchanging a dominant seventh chord for another dominant seven chord which is a tritone away from it. For example, in the key of C major one can use D♭7 instead of G7. (D♭ is a tritone away from G).

### When would you use a 7b5 chord?

Exercises – 2 5 1 Progressions The basic use of 7b5 is to substitute them for the V7 chord of a II V I sequence for example, in order to create a smooth transition between the chords.

How do you do substitution chords?

To apply the chord substitution all you have to do is swap the desired chord from the minor scale for any of the versions of that chord from the major scale. In our example the best chord to swap is the iv (Fmin) for the IV (Fmaj) of the major scale.

## How do you substitute bar chords?

Block chords provide a great alternative to barre chords. They’re typically associated with jazz guitar playing, where they follow the melody line, but they can also be used in any style of music—on both electric and acoustic guitar—to free you from reliance on barre chords.

## Is a diminished chord the same as a diminished 7?

Difference. The difference between a diminished chord and a half diminished chord lies in the seventh. The half diminished chord (m7b5) has a minor seventh (7) – it’s a m7 chord wth a flat five (b5). The diminished chord has a diminished seventh (dim7, °7).

Is flat 5 the same as half diminished?

Our first diminished chord, the minor 7th flat 5 chord, is also commonly known as ‘half diminished’.

### What is tritone substitution for F7?

Original Chord Tritone
Eb7 A7
E7 Bb7
F7 B7
Gb7 C7

### What is the tritone substitution for E7?

Bb7
So, if we had a D7 chord in a progression, a Tritone Substitution would switch in a G#7 chord in its place, and a Bb7 could be switched to an E7. The same is true the other way – a G#7 could be swapped for a D7 chord, and an E7 could be switched to a Bb7.

Which chord in harmonic minor is often used as a substitute for the V7?

Example 2: G7sus CMaj7 This is arguably the most similar to the V7-I progression. It can often be used interchangeably with a V7 chord and is regularly used as a substitute. A G7sus can ALSO be written as an F/G, FMaj7/G, or even a Dmin7/G.

## How do you substitute jazz chords?

In jazz, you will often see the iii chord replacing the I chord. For example, in the key of C, a Cmaj7 is replaced by and Emin7. The common chord progression you will see this happen in is the I-vi-ii-V. This would be Cmaj7-Amin7-Dmin7-G7.

## Can a capo replace barre chords?

A capo is also used to simplify some songs that would otherwise require barre chords. It doesn’t work with all songs (for some, you simply have to learn barre chords) but for many tunes, a capo is a great option. They are not just for beginners, either.

What’s the difference between a minor 7th and a diminished 7th?

The half diminished chord (m7b5) has a minor seventh (7) – it’s a m7 chord wth a flat five (b5). The diminished chord has a diminished seventh (dim7, °7). The minor 7th is again decreased by a semitone and hence is equivalent to a sixth (6) – only the theoretical approach is different.