Quick Win #4

5s And 1s In The Bass Are Interchangeable

Here's a quick summary of the main takeaways from this Quick Win!

  • the RCs in 5s and 1s are the only ones that go through all the twelve tones
  • the tritone substitution connects strongly to 5s and 1s in the bass with dominant structures on top


You might want to start with a progression on the Circle of Fifths (RC5) and bring in your 1s in the bass later. As long as you have a dominant structure on top of the original root, you can interchange 5s and 1s freely.