The Beach Boys Bass Transcriptions…
The Beach Boys Bass Transcriptions… In the late 1950s, brothers Brian, Carl and Dennis Wilson, their cousin Mike Love and friend Al Jardine were learning harmonies and singing into a tape recorder in the Wilsons’ Hawthorne, California home.
By 1962, The Beach Boys would be singing about the sun, surf, sports cars and bikinis of the Southern California scene. And they would go on to become one of the most popular and critically acclaimed rock bands ever. Songs like Surfin’ USA, I Get Around, California Girls, and Good Vibrations captured a moment and helped distinguish The Beach Boys as one the few American bands to enjoy success before, during and after the 1964 British invasion. Here are bass lines for 12 of their memorable hits.
Written in Standard Notation and TAB. 34 pages. Transcribed by Aidan Hampson.
• Surfin’ U.S.A.
• In My Room
• Don’t Worry Baby
• I Get Around
• When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)
• Help Me, Rhonda (Single Version)
• California Girls
• Wouldn’t It Be Nice
• Sloop John B
• God Only Knows
• Good Vibrations