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Lesson notes

In 1965, The Beach Boys continued with songs in a direction started by their 1964 landmark album Pet Sounds.

California Girls used complex harmonies and chord inversions, along with catchy lyrics by Mike Love.

This lesson presents a few different approaches, a Campfire strumming version, an intermediate level version that works in the shuffle rhythm bass part, and a very challenging version that incorporates as much of the instrumental back up as possible. A chord solo version may follow along soon.