Basic piano chord substitution in the key of C

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Good day blog readers, today am going to talk about basic piano chord in the key of C.

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Piano chord substitutions simply means changing a particular chord to more harmonized advance chords , to give a melodic sound. Some of the piano chord substitution are chords like fly me to the moon chords.

Chord substitution is very easy, when it comes to playing it on the piano. In this lesson, we will use the key C for example, and our chord progression will be the basic 1-4-5 chord progression.

BASIC 1-4-5 CHORD PROGRESSION IN THE KEY OF C

LEFT HAND RIGHT HAND

C C +E+G

F F + A + C

G G + B + D

Above is the basic 1-4-5 chord progression in the key of C . Therefore, let us take a look at the substitute for each of the chords.

1-4-5 CHORD PROGRESSION IN THE KEY OF C (SUBSTITUTED)

LEFT HAND RIGHT HAND

C C+D+E+G (CMAJ9)

F D+F+A (D MINOR)

G G +B + D + F (G7)

Wow! we have just substituted the basic 1-4-5 chord progression in the key of C. Besides, this formular can be applied to all of the 12 keys on the piano, therefore, it can also be used in playing worship songs, basic jazz, e.t.c.

Therefore, we now know what chord substitution is, if you have any question use the comment box.

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