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Show me your cool blues turnarounds!

duckbunny

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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,
-db
 

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




 

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


 
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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--------------------------------------
 

Poppa Stoppa

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


thx,
-db
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
 

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-|

:)





 
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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!
 




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