Learn a jazzy blues turnaround in the key of C. In this turnaround, the chord progression is I-vi-ii-V-I. The I-vi-ii-V is common in the last two bars of a 12 bar blues.
For those who are unfamiliar with turnarounds, they are played at the end of a progression to “turn the song around”. In other words, it is a sequence of chords to repeat the song. The last two bars of this song would play the I-vi-ii-V followed by the I, which starts the repeated part of the song.
The lick below uses a Cmaj9 arpeggio followed by the blues scale and major pentatonic scales. Enjoy!
This turnaround was written and recorded by Roman Garcia.