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Watch the Turnaround 4 online guitar lesson by Joe Deloro from Blues Rock Road Trip 2

Phrase 4 is a four bar T&V phrase with a shuffle feel. It begins with the same pick-up figure as Phrase 3 (B,D,B), but continues rhythmically with double stops from there (instead of melodically as in Phrase 1). Motive 1 starts with the pick-up on beat four and stops on the downbeat of beat one in measure three. Motive 2 begins on the upbeat of beat 1 in measure 3.


Stevie Ray Vaughan’s, Pride & Joy is the basic context for Phrase 4. Released in 1983 on his debut album, Texas Flood, it quickly became a signature song and reignited international listener interest in Texas blues and blues rock, which continues today.


The chord progression is: B7,A7,E7,B7. The lead scale is E blues: E,G,A,Bb,B,D,E (1,b3,4,b5,5,b7,8), and D# (7) is added in measure two.


Also, Phrase 4 is less melodic than Phrase 3 because it doesn’t impliy A7 in measure 2. Instead it primarily outlines the I chord, E7. That’s not a bad thing. Both turnaround chord tone strategies are common and good for variety.