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In this lesson, we will look at a few turnaround licks. The first one is just another variation of the basic lick from Lesson 1.


Make a little side-step into the lesson on the Lightnin' Hopkins' Lick in my Blues Guitar Series, and compare the licks there with the one presented here.

We can reverse/invert/mirror (I do not know which word to choose here ....) the licks, for instance like this.


There are other ways to turn what we have done around, for instance like this:


So far we have played the turnarounds in triplets. But we can use other rhythms, for instance a shuffle rhythm.


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