Some of the most exciting sounds from the 1960s came from instrumental “surf-rock” with their twangy reverb-filled guitars, unique chord progressions and intense drum solos. Mostly in E minor, Twin Fin Tsunami offers practical applications of multiple right-hand chord arpeggios, parallel tenths passages between the hands, and left-hand patterns that evoke the sounds of popular surf-rock drum riffs. Don’t be surprised if your students want to perform this at the recital wearing swimsuits and sunscreen!
Key: E minor
Mood: Extreme, fun, intense
Pedagogy: arpeggios, parallel tenths between hands, “surf-rock” syncopation.