Fusion chords/Improvised Line [John McLaughlin style]

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Today we will have a look at a I Vi [VI] ii V V I cadence with fusion chord substitutions.

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For the first chord of C major we will employ: C6/9

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For the A7 chord we will go a flattened 5th away with an Eb Triad over an E natural bass.

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For the Dm7 chord we will use a 2nd inversion C triad over an F bass note. [Dm9/11 1st inversion]

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For the first Dominant substitution we will go a flat 5 away again and use Db over a B bass:[as in an altered 1st inversion]

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For the second dominant chord we will put the flattened 5th note [Db] in the bass with a G triad on top:

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We finally resolve to a C Maj7#11 tonic chord:

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Below is an example of an improvised line through these substituted chords:

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