Chord substitutions are a great way for a guitarist to get an immediate change in the sound of his chords and soloing. With them, you can instantly change a bland chord progression into a radio-worthy pop guitar part. Or perhaps you could transform a jazz solo over 8 bars of boring chords into a wonderful display of rich harmonies by simply adjusting a few of the chords in your mind.
This lesson covers…
• 5 Helpful Chord Substitutions
• Chord Substitutions for Pop
• Chord Substitutions for Jazz
• Creative Chord Forms
• Increased Soloing Possibilities
Using the chord substitutions, you can create incredibly complex sounds that are relatively easy to play and understand. Grab your guitar and let’s get started! - Steve Krenz
Steve plays a Gibson USA Les Paul Supreme
in this lesson.
As an instructor, Steve is best known for the top-selling guitar instruction course, Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar. He has helped thousands of students in over 95 countries across the globe to learn, improve, and master the guitar.
Steve's performing experience covers a large gamut, from playing guitar with the symphony orchestra, to jazz big bands, to performing with Grammy-winning artists like Donna Summer, Michael W. Smith, The Fifth Dimension, Israel Houghton, and Tommy Sims (producer, renowned bass player for Bruce Springsteen and co-writer of Eric Clapton's Grammy-winning song "Change the World").
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