Guitar Lessons

Clapton Turnaround

Here we have our third instalment of our "Weekly Challenge" for those intermediate and advanced guitar players out there. πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸŽΈ Please share this challenge with your guitar mates and tag us @your_guitaracademy with your progress. If you haven't already, follow us on Instagram here ⁠

For the full write up, backing track and tab of the lick click here.

During Clapton's Cream era blues playing, he was generally using lead lines over the turnaround section of the 12 bar blues tracks. This is generally because of the speed and more progressive sound of the blues they were playing, and the traditional turnaround based in chords and harmonies felt a little... cheesy, perhaps! So, try this cool rock turnaround based in A blues. ⁠

This is a fast lick, so the key thing is to practice it nice and slowly to ensure your plectrum keeps up with your left-hand movement. We're jumping. a lot between strings, so pay attention to that picking hand. You can even use a bit of hybrid picking if you like that style! Good luck πŸ˜ƒπŸŽΈβ 

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