You want to play in the cool, twangy style of Dick Dale, Paul Johnson, John Blair and modern-day surfers like Dave Wronski? This book shows you how to do it! Learn the basic techniques of surf music:! Get new ideas how to vary your melodies and write your own surf song! Learn 20 surf songs from Jon & The Nightriders, The Insect Surfers, The Torquays, Slacktone & The Razorblades note for note! All songs in tab and notation plus play along and backing tracks for download!
The first book that really explains the surf guitar style! Learn the most important chord progressions, scales and playing techniques like double picking, muted Picking and whammy bar chords. Get information about amps, guitars and effects for a proper surf guitar sound!
What is the project goal and who is the project for?
This book is for all the guitarists that like the twangy style from the Californian coast! It's an introduction to the surf guitar style, but also has a lot of information for more advanced players.
Why would you support this project?
Surf guitar is one of the coolest styles in music, but there's not a lot of literature about how it really works. This book is the first attempt to explain the style in depth.
How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded?
The money will pay the manufacturing of the first edition of the book, the layout and a little promo campaign.
Who are the people behind the project?
Martin Schmidt is the guitarist of the German Surfpunk-Trio The Razorblades. He founded his first band at the age of 17, turned pro a few years later and hasn’t put the guitar down ever since. Besides touring in Europe and the USA, he worked as a guitar instructor, music journalist and composer. He also runs his own record label GENERAL SCHALLPLATTEN, books his tours all by himself and is the author of the books SURF BEAT (an encyclopedia of surf music) and DER GITARRENHELD (a Playalong book for guitarists).