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Got a question about some chord substitution. I was recently playing "Freebird" on my electric and totally forgot the chords. I can't find them anywhere! And I would rather come here then go to a tabsite, as they are usually wrong. PLEASE HELP!

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Got a question about some chord substitution. I was recently playing "Freebird" on my electric and totally forgot the chords. I can't find them anywhere! And I would rather come here then go to a tabsite, as they are usually wrong. PLEASE HELP!

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Check out his link, but just so you know, that has nothing to do with chord substitution. Chord substitution is substituting one chord for another with a different root. I.E. If the song says play Ab7, I could substitute a D7 for a dom7,9,b5 sound. It can also be adding a chord change where there is none written. I.E. if the song calls for one measure of Bbmaj7, then one measure of C min7, I could play a half measure of Bbmaj7, a half measure of Bdiminished, and then a measure of C min, because the B diminished creates tension and wants to resolve to a chord whose root is at C. I know this probably isn't helpful, but I just want you to know that that's what chord substitution is.

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Check out his link, but just so you know, that has nothing to do with chord substitution. Chord substitution is substituting one chord for another with a different root. I.E. If the song says play Ab7, I could substitute a D7 for a dom7,9,b5 sound. It can also be adding a chord change where there is none written. I.E. if the song calls for one measure of Bbmaj7, then one measure of C min7, I could play a half measure of Bbmaj7, a half measure of Bdiminished, and then a measure of C min, because the B diminished creates tension and wants to resolve to a chord whose root is at C. I know this probably isn't helpful, but I just want you to know that that's what chord substitution is.

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Chord Substitution

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Chord Substitution is a completely individual science in the study of guitar. Jazz is the application.

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Chord Substitution

Ahhh! The study one reaches to advance their playing skills to the max.

Chord Substitution is a completely individual science in the study of guitar. Jazz is the application.