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I Get Around was written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love. It was recorded and released by the Beach Boys in 1964 on the album All Summer Long. It also reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 as a single. In this lesson, we’ll talk about the 10 different triads used in the song. Two of them are played with an added 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 show you how to figure out and play the bassline for the chorus. We’ll go over the single note accompaniments for the verses – including the midverse instrumental lick. And I’ll also show you how to emulate the very cool guitar solo in the bridge…