Learn Piano #10 Tritone Chord Substitution with Jazzy Sounds

Learn piano tips & techniques by inserting tritone chords to Away In A Manger. Add advanced chords in chord progression

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Learn Piano Level 10 - Learn to use Tritone Chords Substitution into Away In A Manger To give you song a jazzy sound and feel.

Learn Piano Level 10 is the toughest of all 9 levels.

Imagine, now that you have learned how to do Chord Substitutions from Level 1 to Level 10, you can arrange a simple song like Away in a Manger with advanced chords and play the song with professional sounds. By reharmonizing the song in these 10 levels, you can reharmonize any simple songs in this way to give them sophisticated professional sounds.

In Level 10, we’ve come to the most dissonant chord in the Key of C: Tritone chord substitutions.

'Tritone' is the tone that is 3 (tri) whole steps above or below the original dominant 7 Chord. The most dissonant interval between any two tones is 3 whole steps up or 3 whole steps down.

When we watch musicians playing a piece of arrangement, they don't need to think too much to create new advanced chords, such as the tritone chords.

Here's the Secret: Whenever you play the Tritone Chord Substitution, use my trick. Let your fingers move to the b5 of the chord and play the new chord moving to the next chord that is 1/2 step down.

That's it!

That's why they create smooth sounding basslines that mesmerize the audience.

Learn some new tips on how to put in Tritone Chord substitutions into your music arrangement of Away in a Manger.

Tip 1: Tritone's Unique Interval - Tensed

Tip 2: Tritones present in Dominant 7 Chords

Tip 3: Dominant & Respective Tritone Chord Sub share the same 2 tones

Tip 4: Simple Trick to find Tritone Chord Sub

Tip 5: Step 1 - Do Db7 Chord Sub to G7

Tip 6: Step 2 - Do Eb7 Chord Sub to Em7

Tip 7: Step 3 - Do Gb7 Chord Sub to C7

Tip 8: Piano Technique 1: Tritone Chord resolves 1/2 step down

Tip 9: Piano Technique 2: Tritone Chord Progression - Beautiful Bass Line

Tip 10: Piano Technique 3: Alternate Tritone Chord Progression

Learn how to Insert and Substitute with these new Tritone Chords:

  • bII7
  • bIII7
  • bV7
  • bVI7
  • bVII7

When you know how to apply Tritone Chord substitution into Away In A Manger, you will be able to apply them to any songs.

You are going to learn some beautiul bass line arrangements with Tritone chord subs so that you can use it at the ending of songs.

Instead of playing the normal chord progression of: Em7 Am7 Dm7 G7 C

You will learn to play it in 2 possibilities using Tritone Chord Substitutions, creating 1/2 step movement from one chord to another.

1. Bb7 Am7 Ab7 G7 C

2. Em7 Eb7 Dm7 Db7 C

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Your Instructor

Rosa Suen
Rosa Suen

Rosa is the Pastor and Church Pianist for a local community church in Hong Kong for over 30 years. She graduated from University of British Columbia and received her teaching certificate specializing in Chemistry and teaching English as a second language. She taught public schools in Canada for a couple of years and then went on to receive her Master's degree in Christian Theological Ministry at Ontario Theological Seminary in Toronto. She started full time ministry with her husband in 1989 and received intensive Pastoral Counselling and Discipleship Training at Christian Disciples Church. They were ordained to become church ministers as Pastors in 1996 in a local church in Tsuen Wan and have been ministering to this same congregation for almost 20 years now.

Over the years, she has gone on church missions to Mongolia, Sydney, Nepal, India and expedition trips to the Holy Lands: Israel, Greece and Turkey. Wherever she went, she found herself taking up the music ministry and became the church pianist for that church.

Many people at church have asked her to teach them to play piano. As a result of her passion in playing piano, she started developing piano courses initially for church pianists online since 2008. The piano courses are very unique because she was finally willing to share her Unique Piano Method: Color Chord Improvisation Method known as CCI. The CCI method works for all types of music: Gospel, Pop and Standards.

This Piano Method is easy, fun and creative that you learn to play piano not only from music score sheets, but to play chords from fake books and eventually to play by ear. Students all over the world have requested for courses to teach them play standards and popular songs. As a result she developed 3 Great Reharmonization Method courses for them to play from fake books and play by ear. The Dreamy Piano Techniques courses, especially the one on Autumn Leaves is her students favorite. She has a piano website at Learn Piano With Rosa where she continues to offer new courses to her students. She also holds piano workshops for her local students and train church pianists.

With her education and expertise in teaching, her students love her piano courses and found her piano lessons extremely easy and fun to play piano. They are highly motivated to play piano and playing piano had never been more fun and satisfying for them. You can read their testimonies on her website.

She is now an instructor at Udemy. Come and join her hundreds of students to play piano in a fun and creative way.

Class Curriculum

  Introduction to Learn Piano Level 10
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  Tip 1: Tritone has a unique interval - 3 Whole Tones
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  Tip 4: A Simple Trick to Find Tritone Chord Substitution
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