Day: August 9, 2020

Surf Guitar Instrumental & Solo in E minor

Original SURF guitar instrumental and solo I wrote, called ‘El CamarĂ³n’ (The Shrimp), inspired by an imaginary shrimp super-hero and its quirky adventures in the beach sand đŸ™‚ Aside from this sunny backstory, the track is inspired by the surf hits of Dick Dale, Hank Marvin (The Shadows) and others! Download the TABS (pdf) here: 

About the solo

This uplifting, instrumental surf song is in the key of E minor. The song is inspired by surf instrumental classics from Dick Dale, Hank Marvin (The Shadows) The Ventures, and other surf instrumental bands. The track has a repeating motif with a clear Tex-Mex sound to it. I love this blend of Latin, Spanish and Exotic riffs in Surf Music. This is really fun to play for guitarists.-

Gear
  • To record this track, I went back to ‘basics’, playing my 1994 Fender American Std Stratocaster into a Fender Blues Jr. I used the spring reverb from this amp and added some more by sending the recorded signal through the Eventide H9 spring reverb algorithm.
  • Bass: Spectrasonics Trilian Drums (programmed by Maarten)
  • Steven Slate 5.5 (programmed by Maarten)
  • Recorded with Logic Pro X, mixed with Steven Slate & Izotope plugins.
Backing track

Check out the backing track here.