The II-V-I is at the center of almost all jazz harmony. In this lesson, I set out to try and see a big set of the possibilities you have in reharmonizing a II V I and make a long list of possible chord substitutions. The Jazz Theory that I mostly apply to the II V I chord progression in this reharm lesson is classical or functional harmony. The approach I mostly use. In the later options, I also rely on some modal interchange and more freely associated jazz chord substitutions.
List of contents:
0:59 Different sounds on G7 6:09 Tritone substitution 7:59 IV minor chords 15:45 V minor chords 16:28 Diatonic substitution from the Altered Scale 17:45 Diatonic substitution with Tri-tone subs 18:59 Other Dominants from the Diminished scale 19:14 Dominant derived from the diminished scale 19:58 Combining substitutions and getting far out 22:30 Did I miss a good substitution?
A few days ago I uploaded a Chord Melody Reharmonization of Night and Day. In this video I will go over the arrangement and some of the more unusual jazz guitar chords that I have used. Re-harmonizing jazz standards is fun and also a great way to add a personal touch to your interpretation of the song.
In my reharmonization I am using some more rich versions of the original chords and also in other places completely changing the harmony, using new less functional jazz progressions and colors.
If you want to check out the Chord Melody you can do so here: