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Watch the Turnaround 1 online guitar lesson by Joe Deloro from Blues Rock Road Trip 2

Phrase 1 is a four bar Q&A phrase with a shuffle feel. Both motives are offset. Motive 1 begins early with a pick-up on the upbeat of beat four, while motive 2 comes in late on the upbeat of beat 1.


Sleeping In The Ground, by Blind Faith is the general reference point for Phrase 1. Recorded in London at Olympia studios by the Eric Clapton-Stevie Winwood super group in 1969, it’s an example of solid phrasing on a moderate tempo blues shuffle. Inspired by Chicago blues, but developed further in England, the overall sound of it is classic British blues rock.


The chord progression here is: B7,A7,E7,B7. The lead scale is E pentatonic minor: E,G,A,B,D,E (1,b3,4,5,b7,8), but enhanced with C# (6), A# (3), and C (b6) in the third bar to support the traditional blues turnaround sound.


Also, be sure to check out the TAB variation for measure four. It alters the phrase to end on the I chord for use when ending a song.