How To: Use diatonic chord substitutions in G major

Use diatonic chord substitutions in G major

Because of its portability, the acoustic guitar can be wonderful songwriting device. However, having a pocket symphony in your head–or pocket, as it were–does you little good if your hands aren't on board. Fortunately, YouTube user Sawlon is here to help you train your head and hands with his series of free video guitar lessons. In this installment, you'll learn how to use diatonic chord substitutions on guitar. Remember, the more you practice and the more theory you know, the better you'll sound and the better able you'll be to play what you hear. To get started playing diatonic chord substitutions on your own guitar, take a look! (Remember, diatonic triads in G major are G, Am, Bm, C, D, Em and F#mb5.)

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