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After selecting basic chords for your chord progression, you might want to enhance them.  
To better understand chord substitutions, see relative tension,    diatonic - chromatic,    dominant - subdominant - tonic,   
major - minor,    modes 


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chord substitution chart and tension

Random substitutions

Substitute any chord over the appropriate type of chord.  Some will be diatonic, some won't.  Use your ears to decide what you like.
These are possible substitutions over a random chord.   Every chord is appropriate in one context or another.

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chord substitution


Scale & chord finder   Use this to see all of these chords applied to the guitar



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