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Stevie Wonder Amazing Tritone Substitution Tutorial

The Tritone Substitution chord is an essential harmonic device to know and love as it is such a phenomenal sound and is key to understanding so much Jazz chromatic harmonic resolution.

The amount of information we can learn form studying this exotic harmonic switch so beloved of pro jazz players is myriad.

In this tutorial we put the magnifying glass on 7 superb real life examples of where Stevie Wonder has harmonically used this essential to know Tritone substitutionto such devastating effect. Sophisticated sounding tensions like 13, #9 +5 are seen for what they really are - exotic colours to be used and enjoyed, like adding condiments to a dish!

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The PDF contains the following:

  • Extracts from the following Stevie tunes are analysed that contain the sub V with 2 hand Piano parts with 'cool' sounding notated chords + bar by bar explanation:
  1. As (Tritone example in B major) 
  2. As if you read my mind, (Tritone Sub to chord IV)
  3. Lately ( Tritone example in Db with modulation)
  4. I can't help it - (in Ab starting on the tritone)
  5. The Secret life of Plants (in Db)
  6. Sir Duke (in B)
  7. From the bottom of my heart (in C)
  • A separate PDF  tutorial called "What is a tritone substitute? that explains the basics of what a tritone substitute actually is if you are new to it.




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Corey P.
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I'm not reviewing any one product. I simply wanted to thank Nick for providing great products. A few months ago I was feeling that my playing was getting stale. I poked around Youtube and found Nick and the Coltrane Pentatonic. I became enamoured with the sound and possibilities. Of course I made my way to the website and have since added several other products. The bottom line is Nick and all the fine musicians that help with demos.....etc have rekindled the theory bug for me and for that I say thank you!

Matthew C.
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Tri tone tutorial.

I think all of your videos are amazing and these PDF's make the experience a lot more tangible and accessible. Plus your love for Stevie Wonder makes it all so much more enjoyable.