Example6B GOSPEL CHORDS
These Gospel V chords can be seen as replacing a V-I relationship; however, they can be used more freely. For example, they can be used as a substitution for any dominant 7 chord, which might for example appear on the first or fourth degree of the key (as it does in a blues) or on the (a common
Bb/ Ab/ Eb/ ‘borrowed’ chord from the minor key). All of these give the chords C B F and F/G (see the example below). See, for example, The Jacksons’ Blame It On The Boogie or Herbie Hancock’s Maiden Voyage, which uses the chord liberally and without resolution.