Learn How Play Jazz Turnaround Chords – Jazz Guitar Lesson on Turnarounds

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Learn How Play Jazz Turnaround Chords -- Jazz Guitar Lesson on Turnarounds



Learn How Play Jazz Turnaround Chords - Jazz Guitar Lesson on Turnarounds


How’s it going, guys? This is John McClennan
here with guitarcontrol.wpmudev.host, bringing you this
video blog. We’re looking at a chord
progression that moves through a jazz
turnaround with a walking bass line.
So I have chord stabs and then the bass line
keeps walking through everything.

Again, the turnaround is one of the most common
chord progressions in jazz. Here we’re looking
at the I chord to the VI to the II to the V to the I.
In the key of F, that’s going to be F, D, G, C, F.
Again, be sure to get the tab for this.
But here we go.

We’re starting on an F7 chord: 8, 10, 8, 10.
And I play the root note first and then the
rest of the chord. You can do that with
a pick or with your fingers. And then you walk
the bass line down a whole step leading into
D7 sharp 9 and then, of course, I’m leading into
the G13 now by half step. Because one of the things
that I like to do in a bass line is lead into your
target notes by half steps.

So if I’m trying to get to a G I’m going to play
above the G and then I’m trying to get to C so I’ll
play above C. And then finally trying to get to F.
See what I’m doing there? So here we go.
And then the full 13th chord.

Practice this moving through all 12 keys and
click the link below for the tab. We’ll see
you in the next lesson. Thanks for watching.