I have a chord progression:
Dm9 D9#5 Dm9 D9#5 Dm9 A7#5 D
Gm9 F6/9 G D9 D7 D

When going from the last D in the chorus to the first Dm9 in the verse, it sounds incongruous. Any ideas how to bridge that?

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    (My first impulse would be: the same way you got from Dm to D at the end of the verse: via the dominant, A.) Nov 28, 2022 at 19:44
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    I don't see how the alternate tuning relates to the question here. I would suggest either removing the tag or specifically discussing fingering issues with your progression, depending on which you feel is more important. Nov 28, 2022 at 20:17

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Two time tested ways. One is the obvious V>I, as in A(7)>D(m9). The other would be to use the tritone substitution of the A7, which would be E♭7.


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