Watch the Augmented Triads online guitar lesson by John Stowell from Modern Jazz Improv

These triad substitutions over the minor are pretty dark sounding, but I'm acquiring a taste for them as I use them more. I've written some tunes that incorporate specific harmonies to force myself (in a positive way) to develop some facility articulating a specific sound. Another approach would be to change a particular chord to work on a sound (i.e., use an augmented triad a whole step above a minor for a minor 9b5 sound).