Watch the Le Turnaround online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from Play in the Style of Billy Gibbons

What we have here is your basic classic Robert Johnson-style turnaround on steroids. This break is similar to what ZZ Top plays on the break of "La Grange". This fingering is universal and can be moved to any key. The trick to making this turnaround movable is knowing where the root is. Fortunately that is easy to do as it is being played with the pinky on the high string. In this particular example we are in the key of A, notice how my pinky is on the fifth fret of the high string which is an A. If we wanted to do the same turn around in the key of C we would have to move it up to the eighth fret and put our pinky there. Interestingly enough if you move the same shape up towards the ceiling one set of strings turnaround works equally as well. For example if you put your pinky on the E note on the second string on the fifth fret and place your third finger on the fifth fret of the fifth string you can see this is the same fingering be used on the initial lick. So the fingering is exactly the same although it is played on a different set of strings. Try doing this around the fingerboard to experiment and find some great turnarounds.