Category Archives: Circle of Fifths

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Circle of Fifths and Tri-Tone Chord Substitution

There is a trick you can use to add tonal variety to the music you play. It involves substituting any dominant chord (like G7, A9, C7#9) with another dominant chord with a different root. Not just any substituted root will work, however. To make this trick work, and by that I mean sound good, you…