The Generic Turnaround

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The basic turnaround I’m about to show you is a universal generic turnaround and can be applied to many situations. It’s perfect for the beginner, but once you play it a few times you’ll want to add or modify it some to personalize it a little more.

When I say it’s generic, I really mean it. The blues leaves a lot of room for personal touches, such as during an improvised solo. The structure of the turnaround may seem like it’s limiting, but it’s really not. You must learn this basic, generic version to take it to the next level (as you’ll see in later chapters).

I’ve included the tab for the basic turnaround in several keys to getting you a solid start.

Key of E

Key of A

Key of F#

Key of B