I was watching another enlightening and inspiring tutorial by Mark Occhionero today, this time on Little Grass Shack (you can get the tab on the YouTube page). It set me off vamping around in a Hawaiian style (despite the freezing cold weather) and playing the most Hawaiian lick I know:the Hawaiian turnaround. In its simplest form (in the key of A), it goes like this:
Make sure you play it with plenty of lazy swing.
This phrase can be chopped and changed in many different ways. Here’s a popular one:
It can be extended and messed around with as much as you like: