(PRWEB) November 20, 2013
The Turnaround is used many styles of music. The Blues Turnaround or V, VI, I (5-4-1) Turnaround came from the Ragtime Blues era. The cadence of the Blues Turnaround is backwards from traditional western music. The job of the Blues Turnaround is to show the listener where the chord progression ends and starts over, it does this by ending on the V (five) of the chord progression making it want to resolve back to the I (one).
In this Blues lesson, Jon starts off by teaching a simple Blues lick based in A Pentatonic Minor, he breaks it down thereby making it easy for the novice to pick it up, then he switches gears to talk about the Turnaround. “A Turnaround lick is a distinct melody or phrase that comes in on the last two bars of the blues and takes you from the end of the form back to the top”, says MacLennan. Jon finishes out the lesson by show some examples of Turnarounds in the styles of famous blues guitarists, such as; Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton, and Freddie King, as well as some of the most commonly used turnarounds for blues guitar.
Los Angeles based guitarist Jon MacLennan began his career at the age of 16 and is one of the busiest upcoming session guitarist, artist, composer, producer, and professional educator in LA. Jon has done session work for Julian Lennon, Steven Tyler, and British pop star Jamie Cullum. He has appeared on Disney channels “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody” and on the sound track to the movie “Marley and Me 2 – The Puppy Years”. MacLennan earned a bachelor’s in ethnomusicology and jazz guitar studies from University of California, Los Angeles, and has been mentored by Carl Verheyen, Wolf Marshall, Kenny Burrell, Anthony Wilson, Tamir Hendelmen, Jimmy Wyble and Ron Anthony which has made him a highly sought after guitar instructor today.
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