What Are Gospel Turnarounds?


Exactly what are gospel turnarounds? And when and how are they used? I would say a gospel turnaround by definition is a combination or sequence of chords or combination or sequence of single notes that are used to get back to a certain point in a song usually the beginning. A 3-6-2-5-1 progression is a very common turnaround in gospel or wherever.
This is a basic 3-6-2-5-1 turn around. You can use it nearly everywhere you see a 2-5-1
Key C
L.H/RH and (1) = tone chord number
(3) E-D/G-B-D-Gb
(6) A/ G-B-Db-F
(2) D-F-A-C/F-A-C-E or you can just use D-C on the bass
(5) G/ B-E-Ab or you can use G/F-A-B-E
(1) C/ B-D-E-G
Here is another example but the difference is in the chord voicing:
(3) E-G/Gb-G-B-D
(6) A-G/E-G-Bb-Db
(2) D-F/F-C-E-G
(5) G-F/F-Ab-B-Eb
(1) C-E/B-D-E-G
So a 5-1 progression can be just as powerful as a 7-3-6-2-5-1. In fact, as I mentioned earlier, the 5-1 progression is in the 7-3-6-2-5-1. Each progression has its own role.And you can use each of these progressions at different points in a song. One progression is not better than the other. You see they all contribute to the songs that you hear every day, whether gospel, jazz, blues or rock. Learn where to find the 3 6 2 5 1
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