2 Altered Dominant Chords You NEED To Know!

In this lesson, you're going to learn how to play two of my favourite voicings for altered dominant chords. These chords have such a lovely, rich harmony and can be used as a substitution for any dominant chord since it resolves perfectly to the 5th below.

Altered dominant chords are used extensively in jazz and they consist of the 3rd, 7th and then every other chord tone is altered in some way; either sharpened or flattened.

There are multiple ways to play an altered dominant and there are an infinite amount of voicings that can be used. These will work very well in a 251 replacing the dominant chord. If you do this, you could use the altered scale to solo over it.

Lesson Summary:

  • Learn what an altered dominant chord actually is
  • Get a breakdown of my two favourite voicings
  • See and hear them in context

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