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Rock Piano Classics: The Beach Boys

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    Tutorial 1

    California Girls

    8:03

    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.

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    Tutorial 2

    Kokomo

    5:27

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

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    Tutorial 3

    In My Room

    5:21

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

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    Tutorial 4

    Little Deuce Coupe

    4:48

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

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    Tutorial 5

    Help Me Rhonda

    8:10

    Billy goes over the catchy hit Help Me Rhonda.

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    Tutorial 6

    God Only Knows

    7:29

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

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    Tutorial 7

    Wouldn't It Be Nice

    8:27

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

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    Tutorial 8

    Good Vibrations

    13:28

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

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    Tutorial 9

    Forever

    10:00

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

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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.

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Date published: 2017-08-14