Breaking Down Harmonic Substitutions: Part 3 – Practice Material

As a follow up to this series on harmonic substitutions, I thought that I would include a few choice pages from my book, The Improvisor’s Path, related directly to what we’ve been discussing.

First, here are the pages that relate to my breakdown of some available scaler substitutions.

Next is the Wayne Shorter tune, “Nefertiti” with a few scaler options from alternate roots thrown in as an example of the kind of thing I might practice doing while soloing.

Last but not least is a list of standards to practice and familiarize yourself with and a handful of chord charts to get you going (for those of you who have yet to purchase a Real Book.

Happy shedding!

Have a question for Damian Erskine? Send it to [email protected]. Check out Damian’s instructional books, Right Hand Drive and The Improviser’s Path.

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