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Blues turnarounds 2

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Here is turnaround lick number 2, played in the key of A. This lick work well as regular blues lick too, just skip the last 3 notes, and it sound good as a "normal" blues lick anywhere in blues. Part of the reason for this is that this one is played one note at time. Many other turnarounds have two or three-note arpeggios. The Turnaround #1 on this site is an example of a three-note arpeggio, for example.

One strong reason why a lick like this works well as a turnaround are those last three notes. These three notes kind of wrap up the whole lick in the V-chord. Licks that end like this, where it is obvious it is being finished of on the V-chord, will work great as turnaround licks.

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Comments on this video lesson:

wajang said...

Nice little lick moving in the turnaround from the I to the V notes at the end of each phrase. Could be embellished with a short flourish on the open E string before heading back to the I of the first bar. Thanks for the lesson, Robert.

Comment added on September 07, 2012
Joey Danieri said...

Thanks again Robert! I'll add this to my book of tricks.

Comment added on March 26, 2012
Mark said...

nifty Robert.have not thought about that one in years but am now. Thanks

Comment added on February 24, 2012
Mark said...

Great turnarounds Robert Thanks.always something new to learn

Comment added on May 29, 2010
rick said...

cool/especially the overtones at the end 4 notes

Comment added on January 24, 2010
mooeez said...

Can you mention the setup on your amp when u do these licks. tnx

Comment added on November 17, 2009
JP said...

Thank you for the great lessons!!!

Comment added on October 15, 2009
hillbilly joe said...

Thanks for the lesson, the triplets are not the easiest thing for me to get, but in time and practice I'll get the hang of it

Comment added on August 02, 2009
STEVE PRECHTEL said...

Thanks for the new lesson. I don't always respond in time cause like most people I'm very busy. But, I'll tell you this, I much appreciate the way you teach and the lessons. Please keep it up I use them when I can. Again, thanks so much. Steve..........

Comment added on July 06, 2009

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New Course - Comping with Triads -

Learn 6 common chord progressions.
"You are simply the best teacher on the internet. Always cool, explain things well, and relevant stuff for beginners to advanced players. Even my kids are into your lessons now!"

I was chosen as the 2013 Next Top Guitar Instructor at Truefire!