Chord Substitutions - can you help me please?, by pianogeek on 10/30/2007, 03:33:04

Can anyone tell me if this is right please. I have been playing the Etta James song 'At Last' using what I hear as appropriate harmony but this doesn't stack up with the sheet music I hav ejust seen. I have a little knowledge of music from reading books, but play mostly by ear. The chords I'm using for the opening bars are as follows (and I'm using a D7+9 in place of a Dm7). Is this OK? Here is the sequence I use for the first two bars for example, in the key of F:

C9 change - then - "At.... [F13, Eb9, D7+9, Ab13] [Gm9, C7+9b13]....[F9..] Last.........................My Love has come a-long..

If this is completely wrong it means I need to abandon my ear playing and get some lessons (I'm self taught and play a bit of piano and Hammond A100 organ).

Cheers

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  • 10/30/2007 - Chord Substitutions - can you help me please?

    Can anyone tell me if this is right please. I have been playing the Etta James song 'At Last' using what I hear as appropriate harmony but this doesn't stack up with the sheet music I hav ejust seen. I have a little knowledge of music from reading books, but play mostly by ear. The chords I'm using for the opening bars are as follows (and I'm using a D7+9 in place of a Dm7). Is this OK? Here is the sequence I use for the first two bars for example, in the key of F: C9 change - then - "At.... [F13...


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