Lesson Plan


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Lesson notes

The Beau Brummels were one of the pioneers of the San Francisco sound, that became part of the West Coast’s answer to the British Invasion. The core of the band consisted of vocalist Sal Valentino and guitarist/songwriter Ron Elliott. The song was released as a single in late 1964, then appeared on the band’s debut album, Introducing The Beau Brummels in 1965.

There are some unusual things happening with the chord progression and being comfortable with a lot of barre chords is an important aspect of being able to play Laugh Laugh.

The lesson includes a theory segment going over seventh chords, one on some fill ideas (a la the harmonica and lead guitar accents), as well as a look at playing it in different keys, one inspired by a 2006 video of Sal performing it very informally.