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Guitar Axis Masterclass: Turnarounds

By Don Mock

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Guitar - Grade 3
Composed by Don Mock. Tuition. Book with CD. Composed 2017. 24 pages. Music Sales #MUSGA002CD. Published by Music Sales (BT.MUSGA002CD).

Item Number: BT.MUSGA002CD

ISBN 9780757994289. English.

Turnarounds are short four-chord progressions often found at the end of tunes to set up and return to the beginning. They can also be found in other parts of tunes and even as the primary progression, such as in 'I Got Rhythm', aswell as many other bebop, jazz, and blues tunes. Turnarounds can be the thorn in the side of guitar players because they often require playing separate scales for each chord. And at faster tempos, switching from one scale toanother while improvising can be very challenging. This lesson is aimed at giving you usable ideas for improvising over turnarounds, specifically the two-bar version where each chord receives only two beats. You'll learn 'MasterMelodies', a powerful yet simple tool that quickly arms you with dozens of eighth-note lines that 'sound' each of the four chords in the progrssion. You'll also learn techniques for adding rhythmic variations to melodies. ScalesTurnarounds is a special chapter outlining the best scale choices to use for each chord in the turnaround plus a look at turnarounds in the blues progression. The lesson also features demonstrations of each example by Don Mock,including numerous expanded performances. And try out your new ideas with any of the professional play-along tracks.

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