A rock singer-songwriter and acoustic/electric multi-stylist, on his latest CD Mannerisms Magnified, Dale Turner composed, arranged, produced, and recorded all the music himself, and played all the instruments (voices, guitar, bass, real acoustic drums, piano, accordion, and mandolin). Guitar Player magazine calls it: “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!”

In addition to being a performing/recording musician and producing engineer, Dale is the author of 50+ instructional books and 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.

Dale 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.

At MI, Dale teaches Jimi Hendrix-style Rhythm Guitar, Theory/Ear Training, Reading 5-6, Guitar/Vocal Accompaniment, Pop Reading Ensemble, Open Counseling, and Private Lessons.

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