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Surf music is a genre of popular music associated with surf culture, particularly as found in Orange County and other areas of Southern California. It was especially popular from 1961 to 1966, has subsequently been revived and was highly influential on subsequent rock music. It has two major forms: largely instrumental surf rock, with an electric guitar or saxophone playing the main melody, largely pioneered by Dick Dale and the Del-Tones, and vocal surf pop, including both surf ballads and dance music, often with strong harmonies that are most associated with the Beach Boys.
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by Michael Campbell, James Brody
By contrast, the name says it all: surf music is a sound about a place and a ...
Arts, Performing arts by CTI Reviews
Surf music: Surf music is a genre of popular music associated with.
by Dr. Stanford Felix
surf music A genre of music popular from 19611965 that was centered in Southern California (in particular Orange County). There are two main types of surf music: instrumental, pioneered by Dick Dale and the Deltones, and vocal, performed ...
Encyclopedia of Classic Rock (2017)
by David Luhrssen, Michael Larson
surf MusIC decadence, and loneliness. Smith's playing brought to mind the mad fiddler desperately keeping the unfathomable at bay in H. P. Lovecraft's story “ The Music of Erich Zahn.” Afterward, the Adamses left but Smith kept String Driven ...
Genres: North America by John Shepherd, David Horn
Surf Music An initially short-lived but influential musical phenomenon, surf music began as part ofa regional scene in southern California, associated with the emerging surfing subculture (along with hot rod cars and drag racing). With the ...
bands reflecting ROCKABILLY, surf music, blues, COUNTRYROCK, ...
The Encyclopedia of Surfing (2005)
by Matt Warshaw
Surf music is divided into two categories: the pulsating, reverb-heavy, "wet"- sounding instrumental form exemplified by guitarist Dick Dale, and the smooth- voiced, multitracked harmonized vocal style invented by the Beach Boys. Purists argue ...
by L. C. Harnsberger
surf music: Popular music of the 1960s and 1970s associated with the sport of surfing. suspension: When a consonant note is held over while the harmony changes, thus becoming a dissonant note that is then resolved. suss ...
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The Duo-Tones- Surf Music Unplugged
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