Guitar Essentials: How to Write a Blues Turnaround

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If you’ve been playing guitar for a while, you’ve probably learned a blues turnaround or two. There are plenty of classic turnarounds heard in hundreds of blues songs. But sometimes it’s just more fun to create something on your own.

In this video, Sean Daniel explains the mechanics behind the blues turnaround and demonstrates how you can create your own by using the power of the pentatonic scale.

If you’re hankering for some additional examples that you can copy and learn from, check out the related stories links near the bottom of this page.

For more of Sean’s videos, visit his YouTube channel.