How to Create Chord Progression Turn-Arounds

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A turn-around builds musical energy by its seamless back-to-the-beginning characteristic.

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GuitarA turn-around is a progression, usually relatively short (4 or 5 chords), that ends in such a way that it seamlessly connects back to its beginning. In music theory terminology, that connection is called a melded cadence, which simply means that whatever chord would be the logical end of the progression is the same chord that starts it:

Standard I-vi-ii-V-I turn-around

It’s because of this kind of “end-is-the-beginning” characteristic that the turn-around has a pleasant quality with a good deal of musical momentum.

To create your own turn-around that has this kind of forward energy, you might want to start with something…

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