Tritone substitution lick | II-V-I chord progression | Free lesson
The tritone substitution is one of the most common substitutions found in jazz music. The basic application of a tritone substitution is to take any 7th chord and play another 7th chord that has its root a tritone away from the original
The following tritone substitution lick is based on a classic C major II-V-I progression :
Dm7 | G7 | CM7 | % |
After applying this substitution we get this chord progression:
Dm7 | Db7 | CM7 | % |
About this tritone substitution lick :
- Measure 1 : Dm7 arpeggio (D-F-A-C)
- Measure 2 : Descending Db7 arpeggio (B-Ab-F-Db) (G7 tritone substitution)
- Measure 3 : CM7 arpeggio (C-E-G-B)
This jazz guitar lick is taken from the "5 Tritone substitution jazz guitar licks" E-book PDF.
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Last edited: 06/03/2017