Piano Tutorial

Rock Piano Classics: The Beach Boys

  5.0   (1)  - log in to review
9 Videos | Length: 1hr 11min 13sec
Site All-Access Pass
$15 /month Get Your Pass
*Only in the All-Access Pass
  • image description

    Tutorial 1

    California Girls


    In this tutorial, touring keyboardist for the Beach Boys Billy Hinsche teaches the melodies and chord structures of some of their best known tunes starting with California Girl.

  • image description

    Tutorial 2



    Next, Billy shows us the simply arranged song of Kokomo in the key of C.

  • image description

    Tutorial 3

    In My Room


    Here we are shown In My Room in the key of B and how to utilize the arpeggio.

  • image description

    Tutorial 4

    Little Deuce Coupe


    In this video, we move on to the slightly more difficult Little Deuce Coupe in the key of A flat.

  • image description

    Tutorial 5

    Help Me Rhonda


    Billy goes over the catchy hit Help Me Rhonda.

  • image description

    Tutorial 6

    God Only Knows


    This is Billy's favorite song to play on stage and some of the more difficult material covered.

  • image description

    Tutorial 7

    Wouldn't It Be Nice


    Another song off Pet Sounds, Billy shows us Wouldn't It Be Nice and it's interesting chord structures.

  • image description

    Tutorial 8

    Good Vibrations


    We are shown one of their number 1 hits, Good Vibrations.

  • image description

    Tutorial 9



    The final song shown, Forever, was co-written by Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson.

Submitted 7 months ago



I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Ableton Live, Cakewalk Sonar, Reason

Ease of Use
Quality of Videos
Value of Training
Access to Videos

In the late 1960s, Billy Hinsche worked as a session musician for The Beach Boys and toured extensively with the band. His sister, Annie Hinsche-Wilson-Karges, was married to the group's guitarist, Carl Wilson. Billy earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Motion Pictures & Television from UCLA in 1974. Further, Billy Hinsche has provided backing vocals on recordings for Elton John's "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me," Warren Zevon's "Desperados Under The Eaves," America's "Hat Trick," Joan Jett's "Good Music" and others.

Products by Billy

You might be also interested in

The All-Access Pass gives you just that, instant online access to every single video tutorial currently on the site and any ones that get added during your membership.

Piano Tutorial Video

Learning Rock N Roll Piano

In this vintage Homespun video series, piano rocker Bob Hoban teaches you the rollicking '50s and '60s rock 'n' roll piano styles made popular by Jerry Lee Lewis and Fats Domino.

Rock Piano Classics: The Beach Boys is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from AAA AAA
Date published: 2017-08-14