Blues Turnarounds

by Chris Harrington

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  • HEY GMC!

    Welcome to my new lesson where we take a look into the classic turnarounds you find at the end of each 12 bar cycle in a blues. These are iconic riffs that every blues player music know! We are in the key of E Blues and use the open strings as pedals in most of the riffs, this was a common technique used by guitarists in the early days of the blues delta, playing in different keys was often achieved by simply using a capo to raise the pitch.

    Its fair to say that some of these riffs really come alive with the use of the open strings so we will look into a lesson that uses only transposable patterns in the future so you can unlock all keys!

    HAVE FUN!

    KEY: E BLUES
    TEMPO: 105BPM
    TIME: 4/4 SWING

    GEAR;
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    FENDER CUSTOM SHOP BRAIDED CABLE
    BIAS AMP (PLEXI TONE)
    LOGIC PRO X

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