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Today, surf music is an established music genre with its origins in two styles with similar and distinct characteristics: instrumental surf rock and vocal surf pop.
Both categories or movements - fast guitar playing and highly melodic vocals - mimic and try to ignite a feeling similar to riding a wave or the sound of a crashing wave.
The California sound, often associated with surf music, started taking over the Golden State in the late 1950s, lost its popularity in the mid-1960s before enjoying several comeback waves.
Like a wave set, surf music is destined to stay alive and afloat.
Surf music is more than singing about surfing and playing an instrument like a surfer tames a wave - it's a unique, ever-changing sound with the scent of sea breeze.
Discover some of the most interesting and surprising facts about surf music and the evolution of the California sound:
https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/int ... surf-music
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