Watch the Rebel Twang online guitar lesson by Jason Loughlin from Essentials: Surf Guitar
Duane Eddy's contribution to surf is as important as The Ventures, but the music is pretty different. Duane Eddy's music usual walks the line between early rock 'n' roll and surf. He often uses the twist beat, but occasionally you hear train beats and two beats. Duane's guitar tone is a little twangier than The Ventures mostly due to the fact he used Gretsch guitars instead of Jazzmasters and Mosrites.
These tunes are arranged for one electric and tenor sax trading melody and solos. His melodies are primarily in the low register or are harmonized with basic triad inversions. He definitely understood the effectiveness of the key change. You don't get a shifting of tonal centers like you do in The Ventures' music; these are traditional modulations. This etude will look at all three of those techniques.