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Ascending Turnaround

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An ascending turnaround has a shifting melody that travels to higher notes.

The ascending turnaround in our example below is great for a slow blues where you can really emphasize the slides.  Let the notes of the closing E+ arpeggio ring out until the end of the bar.

Examine the notes used for the shifting melody and how the motion is derived (up the fretboard, or up in pitch).