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Paul Turner's Technique..

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Octaves, Apr 14, 2014.


  1. Octaves

    Octaves

    Jun 22, 2012
    I was watching some vids of Paul Turner and check out his technique:

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ux3Qb2wkS9s

    Right and left hand, and very good economy of motion. He has such good left hand technique.

    Please feel free to comment on his technique and I'd love to get an analysis of it.
     
  2. Kmrumedy

    Kmrumedy Supporting Member

    May 12, 2004
    Montreal, Canada
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  4. Octaves

    Octaves

    Jun 22, 2012
    ^Yes, sorry, updated.
     
  5. aphexafx

    aphexafx A mind is a terrible thing.

    Dec 10, 2013
    Denver, Colorado
    I love watching Paul Turner play. Always more sounds and tones coming out of his basses than it looks like there should be. And you rarely see him stretch.
     
  6. Gab124

    Gab124 The path is greater than the destination

    Dec 30, 2006
    Tulsa
    It is his smooth approach that I really like. Since I first saw him I put a great deal of work into less finger movement and getting away from a single thumb anchor and closer to pure floating technique. I rarely ever plant my thumb anywhere now. Great and inspiring player even if my wife does make fun of me listening to that band :smug:
     
  7. Jamiroquai is one of the few bands I can even stand to listen to anymore. Besides Gang of Four. And Sabbath. And sometimes Beck. Anyway, driving in the car the other day, listening to Jamiroquai, and my wife says, "Damn, they hire some really good drummers, huh?"
     
  8. Octaves

    Octaves

    Jun 22, 2012
    Yes, you're right. He uses floating thumb a lot. Still trying to find that Abbey Rd version of Runaway.. Love his tone on that recording.
     



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