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Scalewise Substitution
Part XI


Replacing two or more bars of the I chord with fill-in chords taken consecutively from the harmonized scale is referred to as scalewise substitution. An example of this type of substitution is shown below. (Excerpt from Chord Progressions For Songwriters)

Original Progression

Cmaj7 / / // / / / / / / / / / / /

Substitute Progression (Scalewise)

Cmaj7 / / /Dm7 / / / Em7 / / / Dm7 / / /


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