Whether you are jamming on an acoustic or an electric guitar, take your bluesy licks to the next level!
Today's lesson is just an excerpt from a free blues mini-course I made, more on that later, in the following we will cover three killer blues turnarounds (out of the 20+ turnarounds that I share in the course) you can use to enhance your lead and rhythm guitar playing in the context of blues.
By the end of this lesson, you will learn:
• Three killer turnaround licks
• The theory behind them
• How to play the turnarounds using your pick, or Hybrid picking, and or fingerstyle (when possible)
For every turnaround, I will start with a quick explanation, showcasing correct fingerings, scales used, and rhythm, then finish with a timestamp showcasing a live demonstration over the track.
Disclaimer: For all the turnarounds you can choose to either let the first note ring or choke it, It's up to you.
Check out @1:28 for a quick demonstration. Let's go!
For turnaround 1, we are following a descending pattern going from E to B7 and back to E. (Following the progression of the track)
Note: Doing that instantly makes you sound very melodic, check out our lesson on chord tone soloing for more on that.
I'm starting and finishing the turnaround on an E chord:
• The first group of notes on the 4th fret at the end are outlining the notes of E. (playing the chord tones of E)
• Then, we take that pattern and repeat it down the fretboard. (on frets 3 then 2)
• The last grouping of notes on fret 2 is also outlining another chord from our progression, B7.
• Finally finish on an E chord (1 0 0)
• Before playing the baseline (0 1 2)
Demonstration over the track @2:20 of the video lesson.
🎥 5 bite-sized easy to understand video lessons
🎵 2 Killer 12 Bar Blues backing tracks
🎸 Downloadable PDF with TAB, Scale Diagrams and notation
Here's the link: https://www.jhguitarschool.com/blues-turnarounds-cheatsheet