#1
I'm trying to make a surf guitar type song, and i was wondering, what characteristics make a surf kinda song? Reverb and clean tone i know. Can someone help me out please? Thanks.
#2
delay and tremolo are often found in surf, fender guitars are preferred too usually.
watch some shadows stuff on youtube, thatll give a few ideas.
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#3
that scale from miserlou, dont no what its called but a lot of surf is based off of it
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#8
If it's like ventures it's regular major/minor scale. Just "feel" it out while you play along with some of their songs.
#9
Your best bet is to write a song with a good vocal melody, then arrange it for a four piece instrumental surf band.

I like doing that because you get two songs.
#10
Dick Dale used lots of exotic scales as well, which have become sort of signature (miserlou).
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#12
I believe miserlou is just the harmonic minor straight up the neck
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#13
palm muted solos is a characteristic of surf guitar.

i think miserlou is the Arabian scale.

think about the ocean and how it moves whilst soloing
#14
If I remember correctly Miserlou is in the harmonic major (harmonic minor with a raised third). Theres so many different names for that scale though.
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#15
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that scale from miserlou, dont no what its called but a lot of surf is based off of it


I think that's melodic minor. Melodic minor is cool.
#16
In lead playing, lots of double-stops, trill, and tremolo picking. All clean and treble-y, I might add
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