A turnaround chord progression ‘turns you around’ back to the I chord. Turnarounds have many variations but the simplest is I VI II V.
In this short video above I will talk you through the basic theory behind the turnaround chord progression.
As you play the turnaround, tune into the cyclic feeling of this progression. It has a strong pull towards the tonic I chord. This ‘pull’ is why turnarounds are so often used in jazz.