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Music Theory, 3E by Michael Miller

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CHAPTER16

Chord Substitutions and Turnarounds

In This Chapter

  • Learning to spice up boring chord progressions with extensions
  • Discovering how to alter a chord’s bass note and play two chords simultaneously
  • Mastering the art of chord substitution

This section of the book is all about embellishing your music. You can embellish your melody with harmony and counterpoint (as you learned in the previous chapter), embellish individual notes (as you’ll learn in the next chapter), and embellish your chords and chord progressions. That’s what this chapter is all about.

Even if you’re stuck with a boring I-IV-V progression, there is still a lot you can ...

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