Up to 70% Off!  
Up to 70% Off! See The Sale  
Your Current Savings
Bonus Discount {{memorialDay.bonusDiscount}}%
Watch the Blues Turnarounds online guitar lesson by John Hatcher from Fingerstyle Blues Roots

A turnaround is simply a passage at the end of a piece of music that is used to get you back to the beginning. This is most obvious at the end of a 12 bar blues pattern where we use the last two bars to set ourselves up to go back to Bar 1 and repeat the pattern.

There's a lot of creativity that goes into a turnaround, but a few things tend to stand out:
  • Chromatic lines
  • Pedaling the tonic
  • Ending on the V chord
In this lesson, we'll take a look at two very common blues turnarounds that will have a familiar sound to them. Keep in mind that these are the standard sound, but the turnaround is an excellent part to let your creativity come through.