Let's review our chords

A chord substitute is a chord that replaces the original chord, either because it's similar or because it functions the same way. These are great to know because they enable the player to improvise while playing chords and makes the tune more interesting. Let’s start with Dm11 for Dm7, G7b5 for G7, CM6/9 for CM7, and A7b9 for A7.

Let’s learn a few more. How about Dm9 for Dm7, G13b9 for G7, another shape for CM7, and for A7, I am going to play a C#dim7 chord. If you examine this chord, you'll find it has the same notes as A7b9.