Part 2 of 3 of this month’s Guitar Journal entry looks at some of the surf guitar idioms and is aimed at beginning-intermediate players, but may offer some interesting perspectives on using a I-IV-V progression to players who have been playing those chords for half of eternity… Maybe I rambled a bit in this section, but this is shoot-from-the-hip stuff. Our DVDs are much more compact and focused, with loads more ideas for taking standard progressions and expanding on them. See our Chord & Harmony Guide DVDs for more on that.

I get questions about the gear, so here is the list for the rhythm guitar sound: Fender American Standard Stratocaster (stock everything), Fender ’65 Reverb Reissue (also stock), Boss DD-7 Delay pedal, Malekko Ekko 616 Analog Delay, and a custom fuzz pedal from a dude called “ZCat”. The fuzz and echo/delay were off for most of this section. I only used the DD-7 to loop a chord progression. The amp reverb was set to about 7 – that stock Fender amp reverb is surf pure!