Chromatic Substitutions

Chromatic Substitutions

#1
Chords: A/C# – A7 – A9 – A – A7#5 – F+
C# D E F G A B

Song Examples: (b) = bridge — (c) = chorus —- (p) = prechorus — (v) = verse
Flying Without Wings by Ruben Studdard (G)- F > F+ (v) — Em7 > A7
Last Night by Az Yet (G)- Am/C > A7/C#
#2
Chords: G7b9 – G7#5b9
C D# E F G A B

Song Examples: (b) = bridge — (c) = chorus —- (p) = prechorus — (v) = verse
#4
Chords: D – D7 – D9 – F#m7b5 – G/F#
C D E F# G A B

Song Examples: (b) = bridge — (c) = chorus —- (p) = prechorus — (v) = verse
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
Chords: E – E7 – E7/G# – E7#5 – AmM7/G# – Dm7b5 – Fm – Fm6 – Fm/G# – G7/Ab
C D E F G# A B

Song Examples: (b) = bridge — (c) = chorus —- (p) = prechorus — (v) = verse
Taller, Stronger, Better by Guy Sebastian (G)– C > Fm — F > Fm
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)
b7
Chords: C/Bb – C7 – Em7b5 – Gm – Gm7 – Bb – BbM7 – Bb/C
C D E F G A Bb

Song Examples: (b) = bridge — (c) = chorus —- (p) = prechorus — (v) = verse
Mama by Boyz II Men (G) – C > Bb9 (p) — Am > Gm (b)
Know What You Want by Boyz II Men (G) C(2) > C/Bb (c)
b3 – b5
Chords: D#dim7, B7
C D# E F Gb A B

Song Examples: (b) = bridge — (c) = chorus —- (p) = prechorus — (v) = verse
b3 – b6
Chords: Fm7
C D Eb F G Ab B

Song Examples: (b) = bridge — (c) = chorus —- (p) = prechorus — (v) = verse
#5 – b7
Chords: C7#5 – Bb9
C D E F G# A Bb

Song Examples: (b) = bridge — (c) = chorus —- (p) = prechorus — (v) = verse
PLACE HOLDER)
Chords: Cm6
C D Eb F G A Bb

Song Examples: (b) = bridge — (c) = chorus —- (p) = prechorus — (v) = verse