10 Jazz Blues Turnarounds

by Guido Bungenstock

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  • Hi Guys,
    Welcome to my lesson No. 33

    It’s time for some nice Jazzy Turnarounds.
    A Turnaround mostly are the last two bars of a blues progression (i.e. Bar 11 and 12) but turn arounds can be found in other music styles as well. The turnaround leads most of the time to the beginning of the Song and sometimes its played as an ending. But you can use these them in many other situations as well. Instead of playing the typical Blues turnarounds like ] C7 F7| C7 G7 | I added some nice jazzy touch by playing some interesting chords like IMaj7, V7#5, Dim7 and much more...

    Enjoy!


    TURNAROUND 1 0:04-0:08
    | CMaj7 A7(b9) | Dm7 G7 |
    | Csus2/13|


    TURNAROUND 2 0:10-0:14
    | CMaj7 A7(#5) | Dm7/9 G7(#5) |
    | Csus2/13|

    TURNAROUND 3 0:16-0:20
    | C6 CMa77/E) | Ebdin7 Dm7 G7 |
    | C6|


    TURNAROUND 4 0:22-0:26
    | C7 A7 | D7 G7 |
    | C7|


    TURNAROUND 5 0:28-0:32
    | C7 Eb7 | Dm7 Db7 |
    | C7|

    TURNAROUND 6 0:34-0:38
    | CMaj7 A7(#5) | Dm7/11 G7#5 |
    | CMay7|


    TURNAROUND 7 0:40-0:44
    CMaj7/13 A7(#5) | Dm7/9 G7/13 |
    | C6/add9|


    TURNAROUND 8 0:46-0:50
    E7#9 Aaug A7 | Dm7 F/G G7 G7b9|
    | C6|


    TURNAROUND 9 0:52-0:56
    Em7/9 A7(13) | Dm7/9 G7/13 |
    | CMa77/9/13|


    TURNAROUND 1o 0:58-1:02
    | C7/9/13 A7(b9) | Dm7b5/add4 G7b9 |
    | Csus2/13|


    Have fun! ;-)

    Final words

    I tried to transcribe as close as possible. Specially in the Guitar Pro 5 you'll find all this little extras!

    Cheers - Guido

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    Strings: D'Addario NYXL 009
    Audio Interface: Focusrite Saffire PRO 24
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    Standard tuning: E, A, D, G, B, E
    Tempo: 120 BPM

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