In this Surfer Girl guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play all the chords for this much loved classic ballad by The Beach Boys.
The tuning is standard tuning, E A D G B E.
There are some absolutely beautiful harmonies sung in "Surfer Girl", and those harmonies are played on guitar as well, making these some great sounding chord progressions to play.
I will cover each chord progression in the order that each appears on the original recording. I will start by demonstrating exactly how Al Jardine played the chords back in the early sixties. I will also give a couple of different ways to more easily play some of the difficult chord voicings found in the song, to make it a bit easier.
There are also a couple of chords in the chorus that are played with a higher voiced triad on the guitar, with the bass guitar keeping the foundation of the chord progression sounding nice a full. I will show you how to play those chords with a different voicing so that you can play this without a bass guitarist's help, and still have the chords sound nice a full. This will be fully explained in the video lesson.
Have fun learning yet another awesome Brian Wilson penned classic! Carl...
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