How to Play Jazz Guitar Turnaround with All Thumb Chords

Jazz Guitar Turnaround with All Thumb Chords -- Jazz Guitar Lesson

Jazz Guitar Turnaround with All Thumb Chords - Jazz Guitar Lesson

How’s it going, guys? This is John McClennan
and I’m here with, excited
to bring you this video lesson. I want to show
you a jazz turnaround using all thumb chords.

I like to use my thumb a lot and so I incorporate it into
my playing. God gave you your thumb so you might as
well use it. So let’s dig into this chord here.

We’ve got an F major 7. And be sure to click the
link below so you can follow along with this tab.
But here we go. We’ve got our thumb here and then
we’re playing an F major 7, which is 2, 2, 1 and 1.
So the next chord is like a D7 sharp 9 sharp 5 and
I’m getting two strings now with my thumb and then
playing 4, 5, 6, 6, a real great sound. G minor 9 and
then here I play the C9 like this. Again, barring two
strings with my thumb. And then resolve here to the F
major 7 with the F on top. So the whole thing is…

You can move that around to all your different keys
to have some good voicings and just practice using your
thumb. Again, depending upon the type of your guitar
you’re playing, if you’re playing a classical the neck
is going to be a little fatter so it’s going to be a little
harder to get those. You might want to try first on an
electric or on acoustic with a manageable neck because
some of those chords, like this, is definitely
going to be crazy hard on a nylon string.

Click the link so you can practice those chords
and we’ll see you in the next lesson. Thanks.

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