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Turnaround in A (Guitar Lesson)

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Mike Tolle

Turnaround in A

Taught by Mike Tolle in Intros, Outros, and Turnarounds seriesLength: 3:25Difficulty: 2.5 of 5


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Intros, Outros, and Turnarounds

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

Twenty fingerstyle blues licks that you can you can use to begin, end, and transition in your twelve bar blues playing. Enjoy the old-timey feel of these timeless masterpieces.



Series IntroductionLesson 1

Series Introduction

Mike let's you know what Intros Outros and Turnarounds is about, what you need to know going in, and what you can expect to learn.

Length: 3:06 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
Jimmy Reed Style Turnaround in ELesson 2

Jimmy Reed Style Turnaround in E

This turnaround in the style of Jimmy Reed will take your 12 bar blues in E to new heights.

Length: 2:11 Difficulty: 2.5 FREE
Big Bill Broonzy Style Turnaround in ELesson 3

Big Bill Broonzy Style Turnaround in E

Use this turnaround in the style of Big Bill Broonzy to take you through the last few bars of your E blues playing in style.

Length: 3:05 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Turnaround in E Influenced by Skip JamesLesson 4

Turnaround in E Influenced by Skip James

This Skip James inspired lick with turn your E blues around in style!

Length: 2:50 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Turnaround or Outro in E Inspired by Bob DylanLesson 5

Turnaround or Outro in E Inspired by Bob Dylan

I would not feel so all alone if you would learn this Bob Dylan inspired lick to use in your next E blues jam.

Length: 2:38 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Another Big Bill Broonzy Style Turnaround in ELesson 6

Another Big Bill Broonzy Style Turnaround in E

How big is Bill? So big he needs another E turnaround to do his bigness justice. Try this one on for size!

Length: 2:59 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Outro in E inspired by Blind Blake & Scrapper BlackwellLesson 7

Outro in E inspired by Blind Blake & Scrapper Blackwell

This lick owes something to both Blind Blake and Scrapper Blackwell. Use it to finish your song with style!

Length: 3:09 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Turnaround in ALesson 8

Turnaround in A

This turnaround is sure to keep your 12 bar blues in A coming back for more.

Length: 3:25 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Another Turnaround in ALesson 9

Another Turnaround in A

Yet another A turnaround lick to make your blues move.

Length: 2:46 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Intro in A inspired by Scrapper BlackwellLesson 10

Intro in A inspired by Scrapper Blackwell

There is a lot of Scrapper Blackwell in this A intro, and that's a good thing! Get this lick under your fingers and find out for yourself.

Length: 3:07 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Intro in A inspired by Scrapper Blackwell & Big Bill BrunseyLesson 11

Intro in A inspired by Scrapper Blackwell & Big Bill Brunsey

Scrapper Blackwell and Big Bill Brunsey left their mark on this lick for all of your 12 bar A blues guitar playing intro needs.

Length: 2:35 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Outro in A Inspired by Robert JohnsonLesson 12

Outro in A Inspired by Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson sure knew how to finish a song in style, and now you will too, thanks to this outro in A!

Length: 4:20 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Gospel Walk Up, Robert Johnson StyleLesson 13

Gospel Walk Up, Robert Johnson Style

Can you hear the gospel roots in the Robert Johnson - inspired lick? Get it under your fingers and find out!

Length: 3:01 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Walkdown in A with Many InfluencesLesson 14

Walkdown in A with Many Influences

There is a bit of Bill Broonzy, Scrapper Blackwell, and Robert Johnson in this walkdown. Learn it, and your A blues chops will thank you.

Length: 3:10 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
E Outro in the Style of Freddie KingLesson 15

E Outro in the Style of Freddie King

Freddie Kind would have a lot to say about this ending for your E blues.

Length: 4:35 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
A Key Turnaround in the style of Robert JohnsonLesson 16

A Key Turnaround in the style of Robert Johnson

Turn your blues around like Robert Johnson when you learn this lick in A.

Length: 2:20 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Outro in A Inspired by Lonny Johnson & Scrapper BlackwellLesson 17

Outro in A Inspired by Lonny Johnson & Scrapper Blackwell

End your A blues with this great lick in the style of Lonny Johnson & Scrapper Blackwell.

Length: 4:27 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Outro in A With Elements of Robert JohnsonLesson 18

Outro in A With Elements of Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson's influence can be heard in this A key blues outro.

Length: 3:58 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Double Stop Outro in ALesson 19

Double Stop Outro in A

This A key outro uses double stops (two notes at a time) to put some zing in your blues endings.

Length: 3:03 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Pedmont Blues style Turnaround in CLesson 20

Pedmont Blues style Turnaround in C

This turnaround takes its inspiration from the Pedmont blues of Reverend Gary Davis.

Length: 3:35 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
G Turnaround Walk Down & UpLesson 21

G Turnaround Walk Down & Up

Turn your blues around Blind Blake style with this last oldtime lick that walks around the neck in the key of G.

Length: 3:18 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Mike Tolle

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Mike Tolle is a guitarist and vocalist who brings a unique modern interpretation to to the Acoustic Folk genre. Whether performing turn of the century (the 19th that is) blues to 60s’ folk to an occasional contemporary fingerstyle composition, Mike brings to the music a high level of musicianship appreciated at any venue.



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