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Turn the Beat Around
July 26, 2021

Monday, July 26, 2021


Have you heard that disco song from the 80’s called “Turn the Beat Around”? Great song. One thing you probably don’t know about me is that I love disco! Yes, my friend, it is true.
But this lesson has nothing to do with rhythm OR disco.

We are talking today about the Turnaround which in music refers to a sequence of chords that you can add to take the listener from the verse to another verse or verse to chorus.

In fact, you can use this pattern going from any one section of your song to another section. Pretty nice!

The progression is iii VI ii V7 in whatever key you are in. I am demonstrating this turnaround in two song, “Darn That Dream” and “Dancing on the Ceiling ”.

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It’s always better to add chordal variety or melodic embellishments when the melody is static!
Take good care and enjoy your summer.
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