Chromatic Substitutions

Chromatic Substitutions

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#1 / b2

#1 / b2
Chords: A/C# – A7 – A9 – A – A7#5 – F+
C# D E F G A B
Flying Without Wings by Ruben Studdard (G)-
C to C+
G, capo1 for Ab original key
#1 = A

#2 / b3

#2 / b3
Chords: G7b9 – G7#5b9
C D# E F G A B

#4 / b5

#4 / b5
Chords: D – D7 – D9 – F#m7b5 – G/F#
C D E F# G A B
doing just fine
C/G to F#m7b5
capo 6 for Gb original key
B note becomes C
End Of The Road
Am/G to F#m7b5
capo 3 for Eb
Ab note becomes A
Angels Brought Me Here by Guy Sebastian
F to D
Key of C
F becomes F#
Lyrics: picking up the pieces and walking back into the light

One Sweet Day by Boyz II Men & Mariah (G)– Am > D7 (b)
Know What You Want by Boyz II Men (G)– C/E > F#m7b5 (p)

#5 / b6

#5 / b6
Chords: E – E7 – E7/G# – E7#5 – AmM7/G# – Dm7b5 – Fm – Fm6 – Fm/G# – G7/Ab
C D E F G# A B
Taller Stronger Better by Guy Sebastian
G to Cm
Key of Ab
Eb becomes E
End Of The Road by Boyz II Men
Am to Am/G#
capo 3 for Eb
Bb becomes B
Versace On The Floor by Bruno Mars
FM7 to Fm
Capo 2 for Key of D Original
A becomes A#
Lyrics: we’re dancin all alone


Mama by Boyz II Men (G) – G/B > E7 (c) — FM7 > E7sus (c) — E7sus > E7 (c) — F/G > E7/G# (c)
One Sweet Day by Boyz II Men & Mariah (G)– F > E7 (b) — C > E (b) — E > E7 (b)
Flying Without Wings by Ruben Studdard (G)– Bm7b5 > E7 (v) — FM7 > Fm6 (b) — G > E7/G#
Last Night by Az Yet (G)– Am > E7/G# — Dm7/G > Esus — Dm7 > E7
Know What You Want by Boyz II Men (G)– Am > Fm6/G# (p)

#6 / b7

#6 / b7
Chords: C/Bb – C7 – Em7b5 – Gm – Gm7 – Bb – BbM7 – Bb/C
C D E F G A Bb

Know What You Want by Boyz II Men (G) – C(2) > C/Bb (c)

Mama by Boyz II Men 1.10
G to F9
Key of G
E becomes F
Mama by Boyz II Men 3.38
Em to Dm
Key of G
E becomes F
Angels Brought Me Here by Guy Sebastian
C/E to Bb
Key of C
B becomes Bb
Lyrics you, i found you
Versace On The Floor by Bruno Mars
G to Gm/Bb
Capo 2 for Key of D original
C# becomes C
Lyrics: your eyes are where im lost in

#2 + #4 / b3 + b5

#2 + #4 / b3 + b5
Chords: D#dim7, B7
C D# E F Gb A B

#2 + #5 / b3 + b6

#2 + #5 / b3 + b6
Chords: Fm7, AbMaj7
C D Eb F G Ab B
Doin’ Just Fine by Boyz II Men
Am9 to AbM7
Capo 6 for Gb original key
Ab becomes A
Db becomes D
Sweetest Berry by Guy Sebastian
Cmaj9 to AbM7
Capo 2 for D original key
A becomes Ab
E becomes Eb
Lyrics ‘you possess a beauty deep (within)’

#5 + #6 / b6 + b7

#5 + #6 / b6 + b7
Chords: C7#5 – Bb9
C D E F G# A Bb
Doin’ Just Fine by Boyz II Men
Am7 to Bb9
Capo 6 original key Gb major
Db becomes D
Eb becomes E

#2 + #6 / b3 + b7

#2 + #6 / b3 + b7
Chords: Cm6
C D Eb F G A Bb