Intro to Blues Turnarounds

The "turnaround" is an essential part of playing blues of any style or region. The turnaround is essentially an end lick you play to show you are at the end of your 12 Bar Blues, and that you are ready to start the progression again. You can play this with chords, solo licks, and a wide variety of other approaches. In this tutorial, we will take a look at a few different turnarounds you can use in your blues playing to really showcase your own authenticity. Again, the turnaround really shows other players you know your blues and it also helps you to know where you are in the 12 bar form. Let's get started.