#1
If i am jamming wiht a dude. i am improving to his 12 bar blues what do i play durin the turn around that he does?

So if its blues in A what do i play during the turn around
#2
well, think of it in terms of chords. when he's playing the I chord (A), you should also be playing in A (probably minor pentatonic or blues). same with the IV chord (D). when it gets to the V chord (E), you can either stay there, or move up a full step to play in Bm pentatonic (D major pentatonic). either way works since the turnaround is usually pretty quick.
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#3
e ---------------------------------------5-8----
B -------------------------------5-7-8-------
G -------------------------5-7--------------
D -------------------5-7------------------
A -----------5-6-7------------------------
E ------5-8---------------------------------

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#4
Quote by WyldChylde
e ---------------------------------------5-8----
B -------------------------------5-7-8-------
G -------------------------5-7--------------
D -------------------5-7------------------
A -----------5-6-7------------------------
E ------5-8---------------------------------

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If your intention was to tab A blues scale, it's this way:

e -------------------------------------[5]----8----
B -------------------------------5---8-------
G -----------------------5-7-8-------
D -------------------5-[7]------------------
A -----------5-6-7-------------------------
E ------[5]-8---------------------------------

Apart from A minor pentatonic, I suggest A major pentatonic, and then dorian or mixolydian mode for each of the three chords (supposing you're playing over the very basic 12-bar blues and not some jazz blues with a lot of substitutions) as well as their arpeggios. These will make your soloing much more interesting. If you have the guts, you can always go more ''out''. John Scofield then never fails as a source of inspiration.

Some more basic stuff:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ler4KKEcHDY

Some advanced stuff:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R8NjNkFbxs

I suggest reading "The Guitarists Guide To Composing and Improvising" by John Damian. Not a method book, but includes many great ideas that may, that will inspire you.
#5
While you're at it throw in a phrygian and maybe even an octatonic scale if you want to sounds far out.
#6
Quote by WyldChylde
e ---------------------------------------5-8----
B -------------------------------5-7-8-------
G -------------------------5-7--------------
D -------------------5-7------------------
A -----------5-6-7------------------------
E ------5-8---------------------------------

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+100, blues scale never lets you down, you can bend the 5 on the A string (the D) and any other D's in the scale because they sound good because of the....yeh you get it
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#7
Depends what type of turn-around he's playing, but your playing should be focusing on the chord tones regardless.

Turn-arounds usually go past pretty fast and involve chromatic movement so chord tones will prevent you from sounding crap in most cases.
#8
Quote by Slayertplsko
If your intention was to tab A blues scale, it's this way:

e -------------------------------------[5]----8----
B -------------------------------5---8-------
G -----------------------5-7-8-------
D -------------------5-[7]------------------
A -----------5-6-7-------------------------
E ------[5]-8---------------------------------



oh yeah sorry. i messed up where the flat fifth is.

op, keep in mind that the 6 of 5-6-7 and the 7 of 5-7-8 are passing tones and just sort of run through them, they're nothing to land on.
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#9
Quote by WyldChylde
oh yeah sorry. i messed up where the flat fifth is.

op, keep in mind that the 6 of 5-6-7 and the 8 of 5-7-8 are passing tones and just sort of run through them, they're nothing to land on.


Fixed.

And it's not that you can't land on them, it's that they need resolved (in most cases).