Watch the A Minor - C - D7 Chords online guitar lesson by David Hamburger from Blues Guitar For Beginners
The Freddie King instrumentals mentioned in lesson 11 were in part influenced by the popularity of Surf music in the early 1960s. Surf music was all-instrumental and guitar-heavy by definition; the Ventures are considered by some to be the ultimate surf band. Like King's instrumentals, surf music is a great place to pick up new guitar-friendly riffs and ideas, particularly in the open position. Check out their versions of "Peter Gunn," "Pipeline" and "Walk Don't Run" for a dose of twangy goodness, '60s style.