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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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This time, however, they converge: Hybrid picking is where we bljes the pick and fingers together. For a real treat, play it on a 12 string. There are fretboard diagrams for the scales, chord grids, and photos of hand positions as well as videos posted on YouTube to aid in the learning process. If you feel an urge to fill that space, try the spicy Tturnarounds. These scales are not very musical in nature, but are used in all forms of music, and make great warm up exercises.

Tension pulls you to the V7, and release occurs when you hit the I chord. I would make it a point to learn as many turnarounds as you can and try moving them to different keys. The top and bottom parts stay the same, but we add a second descending chromatic line E, Eb, D, C on the second string. Turnarounds nine and ten are based on the Em Blues Scale.

Once you learn to see lines within chord progressions and—this is important visualize the lines on the fretboard, your playing and musicianship will take a bles leap forward. We start with a ninth G-A and work our way to an eleventh E-A —an octave plus a fourth—one fret at a turnxrounds.


V–IV–I turnaround – Wikipedia

This is a basic structure for many turnarounds. In theory, any phrase, riff or lick can be used as a turnaround, but there are many standard forms. B fourth fret, third stringD third fret, second stringG third fret, first string. Conversely, you can dress up an A blues turnaround by swapping Eaug for E7. Upon completion, the student will have a solid foundation in blues guitar, and will understand the rhythm, lead connection.

The E acts a drone note, or pedal tone, while the other notes move. E7, E diminished 7, D sharp diminished 7 and E7 before resolution to the B7, then ‘turning around’ to the first chord of the progression the one chord: This is feature allows you to search the site.

Read on for the full guitar lesson including audio, charts, power tab, and more… Guitar Lesson http: You can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. Want a great warm-up exercise? Articles with hAudio microformats. 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.

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. The Beatles as musicians: Notice how all the patterns start on the one chord or just simply the root note Emove through the progression and resolve back to some form of the one chord, before moving into the five chord B7.

For the sake of comparison, the same spelling appears in Ex. I have demonstrated the key of G Major on the video.

Yes, I know that technically the bottom note of this Ebdim chord should be written Gb, not F. All the chords have fretboard grids associated with them. Turnarounds are versatile—you can work them into your lead or rhythm parts, and you can adapt them to folk, country, and jazz. Whichever way you interpret the intervals—triplets or quarter-notes—play Ex. Learn these thoroughly, then try transposing them to other keys.


The top line is descending and the bottom ascending. Read on for the full guitar lesson including audio, charts, power tab, and more…. Spend some time on these three and experiment with different tempos and feels.

12 Essential Blues Turnarounds

We first saw this chromatic line in Ex. On the video, I have performed this ascending as written and descending. This is an ad network. For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: After establishing the I7 chord with an eighth-note chank, we play a series of intervals that end in an E octave. In this final turnaround, I wanted to give you one that is easily transposed into a different key. To purchase a pdf copy, please follow this link: This is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service.

A note to theory junkies: Turnarounds Five And Six. We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.