Show me your cool blues turnarounds!

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  1. duckbunny

    duckbunny Member

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    Can't have too many of those! I heard Bugs Henderson ripping it up on the radio and he knows more cool blues turnarounds than just about anyone! Anyone got some cool ones they could share?



    Thx,
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  2. yZe

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  3. Clifford-D

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    Here's a nice classic turnaround with contrary motion.
    A7
    |---------5------5------5---|-5-----------|
    |-------2---2--3---3--4---4-|-5---------5-|
    |---6-----------------------|-2---------5-|
    |---5---5------4------3-----|-2---------6-|
    |---------------------------|-----4-5-6-7-|
    |---5-----------------------|-------------|

    And here is a totally sick turnaround a la Scofield
    A7 slow blues
    |---------5-7-----9-5-----------||-----|
    |-------5-------------7-3-2-----||-----|
    |--------------7--7-6-------4-5-||-5-6-|
    |-----4---------------7-4-------||-5---|
    |-------------------------------||-----|
    |---5---------------------------||-----|

    How about an octave displaced chromatic turnaround
    Now that's whacked
    ..A7........F#7......B7.......E7
    |---4---------------|-----------------||---|
    |-------7-6-5-------|-------------7-6-||-5-|
    |---------------7-6-|-5---------------||-6-|
    |-----5-------------|-----8-7-6-5-----||-5-|
    |-------------6-----|-----------------||---|
    |-------------------|---7-------------||---|

    How about a cool turnaround to end a chunky blues
    you know, the big ending
    D7
    |-------------------------||---|
    |-------3---3-3---3-3---3-||-0-|
    |---------2-----1-----0---||-2-|
    |---0---4-----3-----2-----||-4-|
    |-------------------------||-5-|
    |-------------------------||---|

    hope you like




     
  4. duckbunny

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    very cool!
    Thanks for these ideas.
    Any jazzy chordal stuff?
    Keep 'em coming!


    thx,
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  5. Clifford-D

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    Here's a nice jazzy turnaround

    ...C#m7....C9.....Fmaj7..Bb7#11.......A7
    |------------------------|--------|
    |---5-----5-----5-----5--|------5-|
    |---4-----7-----5-----7--|------6-|
    |---6-----8-----7-----6--|------5-|
    |---4-----------8--------|------7-|
    |---------8-----------6--|------5-|

    one more

    ...E13...G13...G#13...A13..........................A6/9
    |------0-----3-----4--5-|---------------|---------|---|
    |---2--------5-----6--7-|---------------|---------|---|
    |---1--------4-----5--6-|--9--8-7-5-----|---------|-4-|
    |---0--------3-----4--5-|-----------7---|-5---6-7-|-4-|
    |-----------------------|-------------7-|---7-----|-4-|
    |---0-----3-----4-----5-|---------------|---------|-5-|

    slide into the first single note


     
  6. Redhouse-Blues

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    Here's a couple I dig.

    -----E---Edim--Ebdim----E---
    E------------------------0----
    B------------------------0----
    G----4-----3----2-------1----
    D----2-----2----1-------2----
    A-----------------------2----
    E----4-----3----2-------0----

    ------A------Adim-----Abdim-----A7----
    E-----------------------------------------
    B-----------------------------------------
    G-------9--------8---------7--------6-----
    D-------7--------7---------6--------5-----
    A-----------------------------------------
    E----9-----9--8-----8--7-----7--5-----5--

    -----C9----Cdim7--G7sus4---A7#9
    E----8-------8-------8--------8-------
    B----5-------7-------6--------8------
    G----7-------8-------7--------6------
    D----8-------7-------5--------5-------
    A-------------------------------------
    E--------------------------------------
     
  7. buddastrat

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    Great thread, lots of new ideas.
     
  8. Poppa Stoppa

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    Last 2 bars of a jazz blues in G, 2 beats on each chord:
    --3--x--7--10
    --5--8--5--7
    --4--7--5--9
    --3--6--5--10
    --x--7--7--x
    --3--0--5--x

    or

    --3--6--5--4
    --5--8--7--6
    --4--7--6--5
    --3--6--5--4
    --x-(7)-x--(5)
    -(3)-x-(5)-x

    or

    --x--x--x--x
    --3--6--5--4
    --2--5--4--3
    --3--6--5--4
    --2--5--4--3
    --x--x--x--x

    In each case the underlying chords being I-VI-ii-V
     
  9. Clifford-D

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    This is fun

    Here's a Robben Ford turnaround for Ain't got Nothin but the Blues

    ....Bb7...Bb....Eb7.Edim....Bb....F(#9#5...Bb6/9
    |------------------|-------9---||--8-|
    |---6---11--11--11-|--11---9---||--8-|
    |---7---10--12--12-|--10---8---||--7-|
    |---6---8---11--11-|--12---7---||--8-|
    |---8-------13-----|--13---8---||----|
    |---6---10--11--12-|-----------||----|

    Same tune live
    Bb7
    |---1---6-|-6---6-|-6---------|------||---|
    |---1---3-|-4---5-|-6---6-----|----7-||-6-|
    |---1---5-|-------|-7---7-----|----7-||-5-|
    |---0---6-|-5---5-|-6-----8---|----7-||-6-|
    |---------|-------|---------8-|-6----||-5-|
    |---------|-------|-----------|------||---|

    Here's the great Joe Pass, I can't recall where this came from
    (the second bar, first three chords are a 1/4 note triplet)
    Bb7
    |---6---------------|---4-3---------||---|
    |---8-----6-4---5-8-|-3-4-3--6------||---|
    |---7---7---6---6-8-|-3-3-3--7--6-4-||-5-|
    |---6-8-----5-8-----|-2-2-2--7--7-5-||-6-|
    |-------------------|--------6--6-4-||-5-|
    |-------------------|---------------||---|

    Here's some Jimmy Wyble, Pretty whacked.
    This guy played with the Texas Playboys.
    I always dug his playing
    G7
    |-------------------|-----------------||---|
    |---------5-6-------|---------3---4---||-5-|
    |-------4-----6-----|-5---5---2---3---||-4-|
    |---5-----3-6---6---|-6---7---1---2---||-3-|
    |-------4-----6-----|-4---5---------4-||-5-|
    |---3-----------6-0-|---6---7---1-----||-3-|

    How about some Norman Brown
    C7
    |---14--13-|-12--11-||-10-|
    |---12--11-|-10--9--||-10-|
    |---12--12-|-10--10-||-9--|
    |----------|--------||-8--|
    |----------|--------||----|
    |----------|--------||----|






    Wes
    (hold the Am7 chord over the bar)
    G7
    |---10-10-9-8-7-5-4-8-|-8-8-7-6-5-3--2-|-3-|
    |---10-10-8-7-6-4-3-8-|-8-8-6-5-4-2--1-|-3-|
    |---11-11-9-8-7-5-4-9-|-9-9-7-6-5-3--2-|-4-|
    |---9--9--8-7-6-4-3-7-|-7-7-6-5-4-2--1-|-3-|
    |---------------------|----------------|---|
    |---------------------|----------------|-3-|

    :)





     
  10. Redhouse-Blues

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    Here's a couple Chicago slow blues turnarounds used by Muddy Waters. Muddy would play asending while someone else would play it desending.


    -----------E--------Am-------E7------E7--------------B7
    E----------0--------0---------0-------0---------------2-----
    B------------------------------------------------------0-----
    G-------1--------2---------3--------4-----------------2------
    D-----------------------------------------------------1------
    A---2-------3----------4--------5-------0---1---2----2-------
    E-------------------------------------------------------------

    ----E-----Am----E7----E7--------------------B7
    E------------------------------------------------
    B-----------------------------------------------
    G---1-----2-----3------4---------------------2---
    D----------------------------0----0----------1---
    A---2-----3-----4------5----0----1----2-----2----
    E------------------------------------------------

    Here's a Magic Sam one.

    ----E---E7----------E6--------Am--------E-----------------B7
    E---0------0------------0---------0-------------------------2---
    B-------3------3----2------2---1-----1---0------------------0---
    G------------------------------------------------------------2---
    D------------------------------------------------------------1---
    A--------------------------------------------0----1---2------2--
    E----------------------------------------------------------------

    I agree, great thread! You can never know to many turnarounds!
     
  11. TaZMaNiO

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    Wow, nice stuff!

    Looks like a nice group on this sub-forum ;)
     

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