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A rock singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producing engineer/film composer, Dale Turner is also an instructor at Hollywood's MUSICIANS INSTITUTE, and author of 50+ instructional books/transcription folios (his latest being Power Plucking - A Rocker's Guide to Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar). He writes a monthly acoustic guitar column for GUITAR WORLD magazine, and is featured in their "Lick of the Day" app for iPhone/iPad. He is also the former West Coast Editor (1996-2007) of the now defunct GUITAR ONE magazine, and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Studio/Jazz Guitar Performance from the University of Southern California.

A Los Angeles resident, Turner owns/uses an assortment of old, weird, rare, and/or exotic instruments—unique stringed, percussion, and synthesizer "scoring tools." Some of these—including the Charango—are featured in the new animated short WEEDS, about a little flower who does big things, created by many of the same Disney Animation Studios artists who brought you ZOOTOPIA, WRECK-IT RALPH, and MOANA.

Turner's most recent CD, MANNERISMS MAGNIFIED (on which he produced, performed all the instruments, arranged, and engineered himself—including the disc's artwork), was praised by GUITAR PLAYER magazine for its "Smart pop tunes that are crammed with interesting guitar parts and tones ... Like what the Beach Boys might do if they were on an acid trip that was on the verge of getting out of control. Yeah!"

Meanwhile, feel free to enjoy this breakdown/analysis of a variety of "other" FILM-ORIENTED musical pieces (JAN 2016), below:

"ANGULAR AESTHETICS" (1:18) - Quirky, pizzicato strings cue w/bassoon melody, supported by clarinets/flutes; also features portamento violins (Fantasy/Main Title)

"SUNKEN SUNRISE" (1:00) - Ambient/ethereal/atmospheric piano theme of wonderment/longing

"SNOOPER DUPER" (0:36) - Oddball underscore w/minimalist "retro" organ melody, staccato piano, snare drum improvisation and thumping bass drum; detective "snooping around" in the dark (Crime Drama, Comedy)

"ROBOT BOOGIE" (0:20) - Upbeat, "robot dance" groove with fun, quirky melody (Comedy)

"NIGHT SPEEDER" (1:45) - Intense, night-time car chase (being hunted) music (Action, Suspense)

"DELICATE DESPONDENCE" (1:22) - Sad, slow, evocative piece w/Dulcitone, harp, celesta, glockenspiel, and low string pads

"WISHING WELL" (0:44) - Ukulele w/flutes, marimba, snare drum, string bass & glockenspiel (End Title)

"SADDLE UP" (1:47) - Laid-back, wild West "prairie riding" cowboy song w/harmonica, acoustic guitar, banjo, misc. "bell" percussion, accordion, jaw harp, and strings (Western)

"MOURNFUL STRINGS" (1:32) - Somber underscore piece (mock-up) for 14-12-10-8-6 string orchestra (Epic, Drama)

"THE HOMECOMING" (0:36) - Intimate, sensitive, thematic solo piano piece

"INDUSTRIAL WASTELAND" (1:05) - Post-apocalyptic landscape dirge (Futuristic Thriller)

"SINISTER RISING" (1:33) - Tension-building underscore w/dissonant strings, muted trumpets, harp, celesta, timpani, and more (Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Horror)

"BRIAN ON THE BRAIN" (0:56) - Dark/mysterious/eerie a cappella vocal quartet à la "avant-garde" Beach Boys/Brian Wilson

"THE VOID" (1:31) - Modern jazz in 3/4 with tonally-evasive minor-key melody played by elec. gtr. & sax (live excerpt)

"PUMPKIN PATCH" (1:15) - Modern jazz march with jagged/intricate elec. gtr. & sax melody (live excerpt)

MANNERISMS MAGNIFIED SAMPLER (6:26) - Crossfaded clips of 12 songs from Dale Turner's recent solo album, Mannerisms Magnified

All works composed, *performed, arranged, mixed, and *mastered by Dale Turner © 2016 Close to the Bone (ASCAP)

*"Brian on the Brain" mastered by Eddy Schreyer. "The Void" and "Pumpkin Patch" are live recordings featuring Dale Turner (guitar), Alex Kimmell (drums), Sharon Hirata (saxophone), Joshua Levy (piano), Eric "Bobo" Correa (percussion), and Steve Biondi (bass)

Film music inspirations: Bernard Herrmann, Danny Elfman, Alexandre Desplat, Ennio Morricone, Jerry Goldsmith, Howard Shore, Hans Zimmer, Thomas Newman, Jon Brion, Jonny Greenwood, Trent Reznor, Harry Gregson-Williams, Carter Burwell, Marco Beltrami, Gustavo Santaolalla, Heitor Pereira, Jóhann Jóhannsson...

CONTACT Dale Turner, to help fulfill your unusual/quirky, dark/mysterious/suspenseful, eclectic, sensitive film project's emotional/dramatic needs (IMDB).


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