In comping and solo playing the turnaround is an entity that comes up at every turn. Normally these are 2 bar progressions at the end of a section of music. In this class we’ll be looking at how to make these turnarounds more interesting by adding a melodic component to syncopated rhythms.

Chromatic melodies, intervallic melodies and blues scale sounds will be played in three basic ways: Bass and melody counterpoint, two note comping below the melody, fuller chords below the melody. These melodies are played on several common progressions such as the I VI II V and the Tadd Dameron “Ladybird” turnaround.

In this second part of the series, several other lesser played turnarounds are explored. Putting the focus on interesting approaches to turnarounds will fill in some important gaps for guitarists.

Running Time: 70 minutes

5 page PDF TAB

2 page PDF Standard notation (example #1-17 for part 1 & #18-35 for part 2)


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