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V7b9 Chord Substitution

The V7b9 (“five-seven-flat-nine” or “dominant-seven-flat-nine” or 1-3-5-b7-b9) chord is not really a full substitution of the whole chord with another, but this time, more simply just an addition to a chord, with the flatted ninth of the chord’s key added to your scale while improvising …whether that note is

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Lesson Lists By Style

Cornerstone Styles: Jazz: Straight Ahead, American Standards, BeBop, Gypsy Jazz, Latin Jazz, Jazz Fusion Blues: Chicago, Memphis, Peidmont, Delta Rock: Classic, Pop, Punk, Grunge, Metal, Roots, Rock n Roll, Country Rock, Progressive Rock Country: Modern Country, Country & Western, Western Swing, Bluegrass, Fiddle Tunes, Old Time Fiddle Other style isms,

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Improv Any Style – Using 3 Unique Approaches! (overview)

Find out about our 3 level overview approach to improvising in nearly any style! Join our free Fiddle Jam Club to see more of this subject and many other fiddle and Jamming subjects!  Click here. Check out this video lesson for our free Fiddle Jam Club and AAP members!

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The Joy of Awareness – G.F. Perry tune

Jazz in the Latin Bossa Nova style.  Babik performed this song in our live shows for a while, but it did not end up on any of our CD’s.  It’s still a good tune for study I think though.  Enjoy! Improv: AABA song form with the A sections being straight

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