Jonathon wilson collected these 30 blues licks, and by putting them on musescore you can transpose them into any key you want. Print and download turnaround sheet music by ornette coleman arranged for piano. Learn 3 new blues turnarounds in 3 different keys ep038. There are plenty of instances where turnarounds have been used to. Blues turnarounds exceptions blues is not limited to 12bar patterns. Basic worship piano turnarounds if you are interested in learning to play jazz or gospel on the piano, you will want to learn about basic piano turnarounds. An important variation is the jazz influenced turnaround iiviv. The turnaround is a section of music that serves to setup the next section. The v chord is approached from a semitone above in bar 2 and the resolve at the end approaches the i. Sep 09, 2015 curious about blues piano artists and songs. This bookonline audio pack teaches 75 turnarounds over common chord progressions and in a variety of styles, including those of blues guitar greats like albert king, johnny winter, mike bloomfield, duane allman, jeff beck, tbone walker and others. You can, for example, combine c blues scale with c7, f7 and g7 chords. How to play blues piano classic turnarounds youtube. These last two turnarounds have a kind of country blues flavour, and were very popular with players like muddy waters, john lee hooker and sam lightning.
History it seems likely that the blues turnaround evolved from ragtimetype music, the earliest example being ii 7 ivivi in c. Turnarounds may of course be used in any key, and with various song forms. The bars leading up to the turnaround all seem to play second fiddle to these all important final bars. To get a good impression of how turnarounds are played listen to blues guitar players like b. Blue turnarounds piano and guitar blues harmony scribd. Bar 11 typically contains some sort of lick or phrase over the i chord harmony, and bar 12 shifts to the v chord, resulting in tension that sets up resolution to the i chord at the top of the form. Using turnarounds in intros and endings a good turnaround is an ideal way to begin or end a song. And one way to do this is by implying chords or melodic substitutions within an existing progression turn backs and turnarounds. Give piano blues progressions a sense of excitement and anticipation with turnarounds and sweet endings. This leads into the bridge middle section of the song which begins in the key of d minor. I truly hope that this course has helped you smooth out some trouble spots you may have had in your playing. Watch on youtube classic blues turnaround in e tablature. This new keyboard instruction book by john valerio covers swing styles, ballads, latin tunes, jazz waltzes, blues, major and minor keys, vamps and pedal tones, and more. Actually the feeling for you playing in this exercise is very important.
Also used in blues, the jazz turnaround is a passage, usually 2 measures, applied at the end of a section which leads to the next section or the ending of the tune for harmonic diversity, tritone. Typically, a turnaround is a 2 bar phrase that sits over the 11th and 12th bars of your usual 12 bar blues and acts to turn around the phrase back to the first chord. This informative guide includes 11 minutes of video. For the main lesson content dave shows you a classic blues turnaround. These turnarounds are mainly in e, but a few are in other keys. One idea that has worked its way down the blues family tree is combining both major and minor. This time, you can combine triplets with 8th notes, but try to use primarily triplets. How to play some great intros and turnarounds for your blues tunes. Blues turnaround in e the classic turnaround blues guitar.
The blues turnaround happens in the last bar of the 12 bar blues form. One of the most common blues turnarounds involves jumping up to the v chord in the last measure of the form, a move that subsequently demands a resolution back to the root. Jul 31, 2003 these turnarounds are mainly in e, but ive put in a few in other keys. In the first bar instead of playing always the chords as a whole as indicated in the tablature, try to pick one or two strings only e. Be sure to download the blues turnarounds ebook, too. Feb 02, 2018 how to play blues piano in the key of g. Blues turnarounds are an extremely important part of the blues form. The two most popular turnarounds are the iviiiv, which i am calling the jazz turnaround and the blues which is similar but highlights the ivi or plagal cadence. This is probably the most common and basic blues turnarounds. Play the blues turnarounds regularly so they will be stored in your.
Read on for our favorite famous blues piano songs for beginners to check out, as well as some tips to help you play the blues. Intros, turnarounds, and endings are common enhancements to the 12bar blues that are used to steer the song toward repeats or resolutions. Boost your blues with some turnaround ideas played by robert johnson, muddy waters, and other blues greats. The 30 musthave blues piano licks blues transcription and bass arrangements. Feb 22, 2016 and one way to do this is by implying chords or melodic substitutions within an existing progression turn backs and turnarounds. Learn 3 new blues turnarounds in 3 different keys ep038 description i get requests from time for more examples of turnarounds so i thought i would put together another turnaround lesson to give you 3 new ones that can be transposed to any key. Louis, missouri music scene, where he was exposed to and participated in a variety of blues, bluegrass and american roots music. I wanted to let the final word in this course be a heartfelt thank you from me to you. Jazz theory and practice module 4 a, b, c the turnaround. A turnaround is usually the last 2 bars of a 12 bar blues, although it can also be the last 4 bars, so the terminology can be a little loose, but you know it when you hear it. Blues turnarounds for guitar fundamental changes music book. A blues turnaround lick is a lick that is custom made to fit over the chords in the last two measures of the standard 12bar blues progression. I would make it a point to learn as many turnarounds as you can and try moving them to different keys.
About orville johnson view full biography orville johnson was born in 1953 in edwardsville, illinois and came up on the st. This is a corner stone of any blues style guitar playing. One of the cool things about turnarounds is that you can almost do anything as. Print and download in pdf or midi 30 must have blues piano licks. Blues turnaround lesson simple blues piano turnaround. B king, albert king, stevie ray vaughan and eric clapton and study theirs. Piano pentatonic blues scales overview with pictures. This genre is a ton of fun to play, and a great way to diverge from the classical piano you might be used to playing. The first turnaround blues lick incorporates a popular technique, which is hitting the root note with a strong downbeat over the 1 chord on the first beat of measure eleven. A useful basic turnaround in e, which you can find in many songs. Have you ever listened to a favorite blues tune and wondered how they put the intro together. Improvising on piano licks, riffs, fills and pattern fundamentals.
Youll get frustrated and confused trying to remember all the chords. This is just a small sample of material from my new guitar course. Basic blues piano in g riffs, turnarounds, patterns youtube. Blues turnarounds, by pete farrugia ba hons, dip mus. Example 1 examples of blues turnarounds all examples given in g major example 2 example 3 example 4 example 5. Dec 14, 20 the two most popular turnarounds are the iviiiv, which i am calling the jazz turnaround and the blues which is similar but highlights the ivi or plagal cadence. In this course, tricia woods dives into the basic building blocks of blues, and helps you acquire the skills you need to really sound like a blues player. Chord progression turnaround used in jazz and blues.
Introduction to blues turnarounds the practice room. If you are interested in learning a few more, let me know, i will make a few more of these blues turnarounds. Click here to download a highresolution, printable pdf of the. Blues turnarounds are played at the end of a section of a blues progression which then leads to the next section or the end of the song. I know quite a few turnarounds and also variations on them. The 30 musthave blues piano licks blues groovewindow. The turnaround the word really provides its own definition. Aug 16, 2017 a blues turnaround occupies the final two measures11 and 12of the 12bar form. The goal of a turnaround progression is to lead back to the beginning of a section, or the piece most often to the tonic chord, so the harmonic progression usually. His tip of the week will help you with your chord changes. The most popular example is the iviiivi progression. Im going to stick my neck out and say that the maj7 chord never appears in straight blues jazz blues of course is a different story. Blues turnarounds for guitar fundamental changes music.
So in the key of e, thats from e, or e7 chord i to b, or b7 chord v. The art of the blues guitar turnaround part one fundamental. The job of the turnaround in a blues is usually to get from chord i to chord v. These turnarounds are mainly in e, but ive put in a few in other keys. You may recognise the sound of a turnaround from the start or end of your favourite blues tracks. Welcome to lesson 6 in our chicago blues piano course. A turnaround is a brief section typically two measures in the blues genre that harmonically leads back to the beginning of the form. Oct 11, 2014 turnarounds in bluesboogie piano duration.
In music, the vivi turnaround, or blues turnaround is one of several cadential patterns traditionally found in the twelvebar blues, and commonly found in rock and roll. Adding intros, turnarounds, and endings to the 12bar blues. An introduction to blues turnarounds, intros and endings. Practice them, until you have the feeling for the song andor the turnaround. That said it is still a useful addition to a blues library. However, baker cites a turnaround containing how dry i am as the absolutely most commonly used blues turnaround. There is a simple piano duet that has been a part of popular culture for. They are just a collection of things ive picked up over the years. Turnarounds are quite fun things to learn in the blues and really give a structure to soloing. The blues turnaround may be dressed up by using v aug play help info an uptown v 7 instead of v 7 play help info, adding a touch of jazzy sophistication. Turnarounds are chords which begin with a dominant first chord and then flow into the minor chord and them come back to the dominant chord in order to bring the harmony back to the.
Never be short of blues turnaround ideas again with this guide. We cover different styles like new orleans, country, boogie and funk. The turnaround is probably the most important part of the blues progression, its the place where the men are separated from the boys. Cindy moorhead a blues turnaround occupies the final two measures11 and 12of the 12bar form. You can follow along with the tab onscreen, and youll see the first note you play is the open low e string. A7 is a secondary dominant, the dominant of d minor. Ex 4 delta blues turnaround this example should be played fingerstyle and features the holy grail of the delta blues turnarounds explore the many variations of this lick.
May 02, 2011 blues turnarounds are played at the end of a section of a blues progression which then leads to the next section or the end of the song. There are also songs based on 8bar, 16bar and 24bar patterns. Starting on beat two of this licks opening bar which, of course, is measure 11 in the 12bar cycle, this chromatic descent drops you from the 7 to the 5 d to b, here in the key of e, leading you straight to the v chord b7. The lower note follows the descending bass line while the root note of the key is pedaled in the higher register. Essentially, these licks are made to play over the 1 chord and the 5 chord. Most turnarounds can also be used as intros or endings. Well stick to the 12bar forms here because these are the ones you will most often hear played by blues musicians and our primary focus here is the blues turnaround. Playing the right things at the right time, especially in the turnaround, can take your blues playing from hacky to authentic in no time. The v chord is approached from a semitone above in bar 2 and the resolve at the end approaches the i chord from a semitone below. Here are pictures and notes of the minor pentatonic blues scales. To me, the blues turnaround is one of the most exciting parts of a blues progression. Ornette coleman turnaround sheet music piano solo in c. Fingerstyle blues found in our beginner lesson sets. These last two turnarounds have a kind of country blues flavour, and were very.
In blues music, the turnaround is a familiar companion. The most common are the singlenote turnarounds heard in all the different musical styles influenced by the delta blues, an early, guitardriven blues style that originated in the mississippi delta. Sometimes, especially in blues music, musicians will take chords which are normally minor chords and make them major. However you can download a printout of it from the toolbox that clearly shows the implied chord sequence e e7 a am e b7. Turnarounds can be used as intros and endings in the blues. Jul 24, 2012 watch on youtube classic blues turnaround in e tablature. Play the 12 bar blues sequence a couple of times and incorporate a different blues turnaround at the end of each section. Also used in blues, the jazz turnaround is a passage, usually 2 measures, applied at the end of a section which leads to the next section or the ending of the tune. Several turnaround phrases in the style of eric clapton, b. While weve covered other interesting sounds like the iviiiv in previous lessons, in a rootsy blues this particular v to i cliche has an undeniable charm. Intros an intro often features a solo lick by the guitar, piano, or other instrument, but sometimes the whole band plays the intro, and the guitar is expected to play rhythms. He began singing in his pentecostal church as a young boy, in rock bands in middle school, then took up the guitar at 17,with early influences. I was slightly disappointed by this book because the turnarounds are a little on the simple side and straight blues without anything more jazzy or melodious. Blues turnaround lesson simple blues piano turnaround get the dvd course here killer keyboards made simple is a.
Blues turnaround in e the classic turnaround blues. Learn the intros, endings and turnarounds that all of the pros know and use. Save an extra 25% off your first order with code ignited and combine with truefire cash for max savings. We gave up using tab inserts on screen quite early on for this reason. The above cadence may be applied to a tune in the key of c. Consequently, it is advantageous for any guitarist to study the blues. Basic blues piano in g riffs, turnarounds, patterns. Turnarounds are used to establish a tonal center or key, to mark the end of a section of a tune, to return to the beginning of the previous section or to prepare for the beginning of a new section. This is a plagal cadence featuring a dominant seventh tonic i or viv chord. I call these popular chord progressions the money chords. The most common type of blues turnaround riff is one that employs the simple descending line in figure 1. A 12bar blues verse should always end on chord v, because it sets up the first bar of the next verse. One of the cool things about turnarounds is that you can almost do anything as long as you put your target chords in the right place. A turnaround can also serve as an independent repeating section of a tune, often occurring in the form of a coda.652 757 1297 254 1271 707 1260 870 1533 66 449 259 161 345 199 168 1172 225 1416 1602 1283 230 1256 1603 236 92 1274 1592 1163 405 268 1351 507 159 1214 616 1046 993 658 92 1472