Watch the Representational online guitar lesson by Christopher Woitach from Jazz Textures

In Part 2 of Representational Harmony, we take a typical ii V I VI chord progression and explore some ways to use chord substitutions to "color" the progression. This a great way to try out some new chords to get an idea of how they sound in context. A great next step is to try them out over tunes, ultimately, that's the goal, to play music. Once you have a few new voicings that work over one tune, you'll be able to use them in several more tunes.

I play an improvisation over the progression and show you some ways that I would use substitute chords, in context. I play a lot of examples in this course, and although there is a lot of written material, including the specific examples from each segment, my improvisations aren't transcribed, they're to provide examples of how I would approach the material being discussed when improvising. The textural material I use when improvising is included with this video, make sure to check it out, and see how it relates to the improvisations.