Here is a progression in a song I am playing
On the 3rd beat of the second measure there is a Dm6 or G9/D chord (or B half diminished first inversion): at least that's what Carl Kress is playing there. I usually hear the 3rd inversion V chord there (E7/D here) in this type of progression, at least in more classical style pieces, but I have often seen this substitution or other substitutions when the bass note reaches the 4th of the scale.
I guess other options would be D diminished or D major.
Here are my questions:
Is this a common enough thing that there is a standard analysis of this chord?
What is the best name for this chord?
What would be other common substitutions when you have this basic baseline and pattern.
As I understand it, this progression is a substitution for simply play 4 bars of A, and the soloist in this song is certainly treating these bars that way.
I'm thinking that I could look at this as an E7 with upper extensions, so this chord being
E plus D-B-F-A
this could be a E11b9 or something as well.
Here is a version of the score with my playing my version: Bart on Musescore