Watch the Sleepy Turnaround online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from 30 Sweet Blues Licks You MUST Know
As some of you may know, I'm a huge early Eric Clapton fan, especially his work with the Bluesbreakers and Cream. He had such fire, touch, tone, vibrato, bends, phrasing, etc. Basically, he had it all!
This was one of the first non-typical turnaround licks I learned, and as you can hear in the video, the lick can be played by itself and you hear the turnaround. Very cool. Imagine that? The notes you play can outline the chord changes! I'm having fun of course, but this was a pivotal lick for me for that concept. Just for me, please go back and listen to Fresh Cream again. What a record!