Flat 5 substitutes and voicings for altered chords

Blue Bossa.

Just an hour and a half this morning. In Blue Bossa I have been playing around with substituting the Ebm7 with a pretty standard chord on its tritone – A13/#11. The technique is to put play the one and the seven with your left hand, place your RH thumb one tone above the root and play the major triad (root position) +2.

So in this example to play A13/#11:

LH: A and G

RH: B C# D# F#

Altered Dominant Chords

After playing with vocabulary on dominant chords with a pupil yesterday, I have been trying different voicings including the b9 and the#9 – nice tense sound!

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