Welcome to Improv Notes, a feature of MarkHayes.com dedicated to equipping church pianists. The newest addition to Improv Notes explores the subject of harmonic substitution. I’ve chosen a familiar hymn, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”, and demonstrated how you can substitute alternative harmonies at key cadence points. These are lush chords that you’ll find in my solo piano arrangements.
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Finishing Well (creating beautiful endings)
What A Friend We Have in Jesus (harmonic substitution)