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Surfer Girl was written by Brian Wilson. It was recorded and released by the Beach Boys in 1963 as a single and then as the title track of the album Surfer Girl. It peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 In this lesson, we’ll talk about the 12 different triads used in the song. Several of them are played with an added 6 or 7 so we’ll talk about how to do that.. As usual, we’ll first go through each part of the song with chords in root position – then follow that up by using the technique of finding the nearest inversion. In the song specific techniques section, I’ll discuss the 6/8 time signature, how to play the chords one note at a time, and also on ideas for the bass line.