i went a local jazz camp a couple weeks ago and learned a few things about chord substitutions. i just want to know if anyone uses them.

this doctor told me for a v7 chord i can use a tritone substituion.

do any of you favor this? how would you voice it?
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>>>>i went a local jazz camp a couple weeks ago and learned a few things about chord substitutions. i just want to know if anyone uses them.<<<<

the older i get, and the more i play the more i substitute

>>>this doctor told me for a v7 chord i can use a tritone substituion.<<<

this would be the most common substition, what other ones did you learn?


do any of you favor this? how would you voice it?  

to ask if any one 'favors' this, may not be the right question to ask. i am sure many use it--but when to use it, that is totally at the discretion of the player.  

how to to voice it? you have virtually endless options--whatever sounds good, is good.
you can actually substitute any quality of chord with a tritone substitution in a circular progression (when composing), but typically the substitute tends to be a dom7 or dim7.

the integrity of the root motion remains unchanged by the quality of chord.

ex:

original progression root motion:
b e a d g c

substituting every other root (starting at e)
b bb a ab g c

substituting every other root (starting at b)
f e eb d db c

the most typical substitutes involve m7 dom7 m7 dom7 m7 dom7 etc ...
but there is no reason to exclude ō7s and dim7s in this circle.


when playing live, however, you have to be careful of substitutions due to clashes that may occur with other players who are not doing subs.
i find that most students are pretty confused about reharmonizations and chord substitutions until they actually see them in action. that's why i've wrote a few articles on this, with video, transcription(sheet music) and analysis to go with it.
  
https://pianologist.com/2007/08/18/i-love-you-porgy-advance-reharmonization-techniques/

https://pianologist.com/2007/07/30/round-midnight-advance-reharmonization-technique/

https://pianologist.com/2007/05/17/joe-pass-reharmonization-on-autumn-leaves-transcription/
forgot these 2 get into substitution theory too-https://www.learnjazzpiano.com/citadel/scotcit.mvc?file=1079648968
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