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As I said in the introduction to part 1, these chords can be the basis for many turnaround licks. I will give you a few examples og licks that are all based on the sequence of diminished chords.

The first one is some simple rhythmic variations.


The next example is the first turnaround I learned. In those days, we thought that this was the turnaround, and we were very proud when we had learned to play it.


The next is arpeggiated chords.


The next two are some variations that it should not be necessary to comment.


The next is arpeggiated chords.


The last one is interesting because we open the first string when playing the Gdim chord. When adding this E, it turns into a dim7 chord.


One good example on how these chords can be used in turarnounds, fill-ins, solos etc, is Eric Claptons unplugged version of Before You Accuse Me.

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