8 Mar 13 blues guitar turnarounds. Chords, tab, video. Mandatory for any blues guitarist . Complete with in-depth text explanations, videos and high. In music, the V–IV–I turnaround, or blues turnaround, is one of several cadential patterns traditionally found in the twelve-bar blues, and commonly found in rock. Turnarounds “turn the tune around” so you can play another round! You don’t HAVE to use them, but they sound great, so why wouldn’t you?.

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Another way to delve into a turnaround is to analyze its harmony. The top line ascends chromatically from C to E, while the bottom line descends chromatically from G to E. We first saw this chromatic line in Ex. Blues Guitar Rulesp.

All theory is explained in the simplest terms. I love this one as it is riff-based as opposed to chordal.

The techniques involved really add to the sound. But there are times when you need to occupy more space, not less.

5 Awesome Blues Turnarounds You Must Know

This time, however, the action takes place on the sixth and fourth strings. I put the first 4 in the key of E, because we are guitar players and we love E!

Thicker strings bluez the tones, and the refingering yields a nice stretch from the 6th to 10th frets. With this book, my goal is to relate the scales with chords and rhythms as opposed to just learning solos or licks and having no idea how to apply them.

Contractions Many turnarounds feature a moving line against a repeated, static note. I would make it a point to learn as many turnarounds as you can and try moving them to different keys. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized. The Songwriting Secrets of the Beatlesp. No data is shared unless you engage with tturnarounds feature. Also very common, many variations of these have been employed by all Blues players.


You will recognize this movement from many songs. This is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. Turnaround 4 is quite a bit more involved and is also 4 bars long. This is used to detect comment spam.

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This website uses cookies Turnarouds a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. Pay close attention to the lick in bar 2 played bluws the A7 chord as you can use it as a stand-alone substitution for an A7 chord.

Whichever way you interpret the intervals—triplets or quarter-notes—play Ex. Hybrid picking is where we use the pick and fingers together. The line comprises 3, 4, b5, and 5, and the root repeats above it.

V–IV–I turnaround – Wikipedia

This one uses what is called contrapuntal motion, two melodic lines moving in opposite directions. For a real treat, play it on a 12 string. Number four reveals the full chord shapes: This is used to prevent bots and spam.

List of chord progressions. Same Wine, New Bottles Whenever you learn a turnaround, take a moment to search for ways to reharmonize the essential line. However, an alternative turnaronuds has been proposed in which the IV acts to intensify the seventh of V, which is then resolved to the third of the tonic. When Eaug sounds too frou-frou, simply replace it with a down-home E7, a rocking E7 9, or a swinging F7-E7.


I actually first heard it in the Blues Brothers movie to which I am eternally grateful for introducing me to some fantastic music, and also being one of turnarounda favorite movies. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. Tension pulls you to the V7, and release occurs when you hit the I chord. Palm mute as indicated, and fret that low G with your thumb. I have demonstrated the key of G Major on the video.

Number three can be thought of as descending seventh chords in this case, E7, D sharp7 and D7. Quite often, chromatic movement is applied. The book is best studied from beginning to end, without slighting any material. This comes through understanding the relationship between chords and bluess. Turnarounds Seven And Eight. Instead, each chapter begins with a chord progression, moves into various rhythm patterns derived from the chord progression, and then culminates with solos based on the scale and key covered.

In the middle we have the common tone on the A note. For the sake of comparison, the same spelling appears in Ex.


There is no endless scale practice or useless licks to learn. To provide a better website experience, spinditty.

Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so. Crave some fresh sounds? He kicks this one off with the turnaround. This is classic Delta blues—wide intervals and ringing, open strings supported by an insistent, palm-muted low E.