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We can never have too many turnaround licks, so here's another one for you! Cool thing about turnarounds is that they can be used not only in the middle of blues, but they're a great way to start or end a blues as well. It's important to practice them in all of these applications, as timing is essential.

A great way to do that is to be aware of where you want to start the lick. Take some jam tracks that you may have, and start them off with the turnaround. Use the turnaround in the middle of the song anywhere you feel comfortable. In fact, play the turnaround as many times as you possibly can to get it under your fingers. Also, be sure to try to end the tune with the turnaround as well. By practicing all of these, you will have them ready to go when needed.