Watch the Essentials: Surf Guitar online guitar lesson by Jason Loughlin from Essentials: Surf Guitar
Hi, I'm Jason Loughlin, and welcome to Essentials: Surf Guitar. For a lot of people, surf music was an entertaining fad that came and went pretty quickly in the 60's. It's understandable. Surf music has been an underdog ever since, but it never disappeared and its sound has not been frozen in time. Surf music has evolved and changed and has left me with the question, "What is surf music? What defines it?" I don't think it's fair to simply reduce it to a twist beat and low twangy guitars drenched in spring reverb. I've come to the conclusion that it's a color and a feeling. A mood that evokes the sea, moon, sandy beaches and a party atmosphere.
In this course, we'll learn 10 instrumental studies the cover early surf music, it's influences, it's off chutes and how it evolved. I'll first play each study for you and then I'll break it down note for note so that you can get it under your fingers. Everything is tabbed and notated and you'll have the rhythm tracks to work with on your own. Grab your guitar, and let's get started!