The Church Pianist: Part Two (Augmented chord Substitution)
The augmented chord does have a special symbol.
A plus (+) sign proceeds the chord name.
For example: The C augmented chord would be labeled
this way: C+
The augmented chord adds a nice upward movement effect
when used in the following scenario:
When a I chord lasts for at least one measure leading into a IV chord.
Substitute the I chord with an augmented chord usually at least
halfway through the measure.
Here are a few improvised examples.
Try this augmented chord subsitution on the following hymns:
Trusting Jesus ( “Simply trusting ev’ry day) on the word “day”
The Haven of Rest (“My soul in sad exile was….) on the word “ex-ile”
Wonderful Peace (“Far away in the depths…”) on the word “depths”
*(Also in the chorus of Wonderful Peace)…
Can you guess where? (at least two places).