Watch the Surfer's Mambo online guitar lesson by Jason Loughlin from Essentials: Surf Guitar
This study is the first minor key surf tune we're looking at in this course. We'll playing in G minor and using a Latin feel rather than a surf beat. The majority of the study goes back and forth between Gm and D7 or i and V7. It's common to add the b9 to the V7. We can use diminished arpeggios as an easy way to access the 3rd, 5th, b7, and b9.
This study also incorporates chromatic runs with octaves and chord inversions. Think of chromaticism as an effect. Origin and destination are most important. How you use chromatic movement between them is just going to be heard as a tension. This study will also cover double stops, triad inversions, and palm muting.