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    Say Avalon for instance in F major.
    I would probably do
    F/Bb/ F/Db7/ or
    F/Bb/ F/Cdim7/
    Anyone got something more interesting please?
    One chord per beat would be fun!
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by garybaldy
    Say Avalon for instance in F major.
    I would probably do
    F/Bb/ F/Db7/ or
    F/Bb/ F/Cdim7/
    Anyone got something more interesting please?
    One chord per beat would be fun!
    Cheers
    (providing fingering for clarity, I don't always name chords well)

    8 x 7 8 8 8 Cm6
    7 x 7 6 6 x B9b5
    6 x 5 5 6 x Bb69
    4 x 4 5 6 x Ab(13)
    3 x 3 4 x x G7
    2 x 1 2 3 x Gbm6#5
    1 x 1 1 1 x Fm7
    0 5 6 4 6 x E7b9

    leads back to C7

    For a four bar turnaround, two beats per chord;
    for two bars of turnaround, one beat per chord.

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    Does Avalon begin with a dominant? I think it starts with a minor 7th, so Gm7 in the key of F. Whatever, turnarounds for the last two bars could be:

    | Fmaj7 /// | D7b9 /// | to Gm7
    | Fmaj7 /// | Am7 / Abm7 / | Gm7
    | Fmaj7 E7#9 Ebmaj7 D7#9 | Dbmaj7 Db9 G7#5 D7#9 | to Gm7

    | F F#dim F/G Abdim | F/A Eb7 D7 Db7 | to C7
    | Dm7 D#m7 Em7 D#m7 | G/D Ab7/Eb G7/D Db7 | to C7

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor Saumarez
    Does Avalon begin with a dominant? I think it starts with a minor 7th, so Gm7 in the key of F. Whatever, turnarounds for the last two bars could be:

    | Fmaj7 /// | D7b9 /// | to Gm7
    | Fmaj7 /// | Am7 / Abm7 / | Gm7
    | Fmaj7 E7#9 Ebmaj7 D7#9 | Dbmaj7 Db9 G7#5 D7#9 | to Gm7

    | F F#dim F/G Abdim | F/A Eb7 D7 Db7 | to C7
    | Dm7 D#m7 Em7 D#m7 | G/D Ab7/Eb G7/D Db7 | to C7
    Old style jazz version of Avalon would have been like this. New Orleans jambook - Avalon
    But I guess, in retrospect, they wouldn't have dwelt on more than a very basic turnaround at that time.
    Obviously starting on a ii V is more interesting so I appreciate your suggestions. Thank you.