The Complete Guide To Blues Turnarounds E-Book


  • How to play simple progressions used in turnarounds, intros, and endings such as The I, IV, and V chords, including how to keep the tonality from the root, 3rd, 5th, 7th, and more, where these beats typically begin, as well as how to play other scale notes in a riff or sequence leading up to (and past) the typical establishment of the beat
  • How to shift melodies using the I, IV, V chords using the creative expression for cool phrasings such as Simple rules for developing and constructing your very own unique phrasings using root notes (or a stationary note) that enable you to expand and/or contract intervals between given notes including fundamental (and experimental) turnaround examples
  • How to ‘change the feel’ of a turnaround playing various ascending and descending phrases usingDouble stops in a shuffle rhythm, an array of time signatures such as 12/8 and 4/4, how to keep a given I, IV, and V chord stationary while moving other notes up or down, converting double stops instead of triplets to create a different sense of phrasing and more!
  • The easiest way to determine how to quickly and efficiently shift additional melodies: Move from one note to the next while keeping a ‘static’ root, moving to different notes between other intervals such as 3 to 1, 3 to 5, 5 to 3, 5 to b7, b7 to 5 and so on…
  • Top-Secret information on choosing notes that are to be played using: High or low melody, depending on where they are on the fretboard, what direction you wish to move them, and how to create ‘contrary motion’ phrases
  • Living, breathing real-world examples using various ascending and descending turnarounds such as Slow blues with an emphasis on slides and arpeggios, differences in timing on turnarounds with riffs such as “Jesus Just Left Chicago” by ZZ Top, contracting motions, contrary motions, and more.
  • Complicated progression turnarounds using a variety of different chords: The absolute most important aspect of learning to do so is ensuring tonality based on complicated turnarounds to keep the passage running smoothly. We’ll show you how to hit notes from a given chord using “Outside Woman Blues” by Eric Clapton!
  • How to create perfect intros and endings focusing on rules such as: How to shift melody lines from a given bar, resolving both simple and complicated progression turnarounds to create a logical and sustained ending to a given passage. You’ll even learn how to tweak timing in given phrases to create the perfect suspense.

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