Check out How to Play “Good Vibrations” by The Beach Boys – Easy Song Guitar Lesson from Guitar Control instructor Matias Rengel. Be sure to get the tabs to go along with the video instruction, just click the link and you will be rockin’ this classic in record time.
Hey this is Matias Rengel with Guitar Control, we’ll be learning “Good Vibrations” by the Beach Boys.
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The first thing that I would like to show you is the little lick that I played that that’s happening at the beginning, basically it’s just a progression that’s happening in there going down from D minor to C major E flat major to A major. So what’s happening is we are start with the D minor aim for that little riff then you’re going to go 7th fret of the 4th string, 5th fret of the 5th string and 7th in the fourth string.
From there, this is going to be a pattern that is going to be repeated, so I’m going to show you from there you’re going to go 5 on the 5th string, 7 on the 5th string and 8 on the 5th string. Check this out if you were to move this entire shape two frets down, same thing in every little thing that you play you play two frets down below you’ll get that, so instead of playing where the pinky finger lands instead of doing that we’re going to move the pinky finger one fret up, so it would be everything is the same but two frets down except the pinky is going to fall one fret up. From there we’re going to go two frets down with this exact shape and you’re going to play that now this will be the logical way to play a dry like I mean you make sense in terms of shape but you could of course to play instead of playing the pinky there you could play the open fourth it’s the same note so that makes more sense for you can totally do that.
Now for the final one it will be the same as if you were like one fret below and you get that 2nd fret of the 4th string open 5th, 2nd for the 4th string and open 5th, 2nd fret on the 5th and 4th fret of the 5th. There are many ways to play this like for example instead of playing the beginning you can play here very simple. Second for the lesser open 4th, 2nd fret, of the 3rd then 2nd fret of the or you can play it like this for example, but I think it will be easier in terms of not moving your fingers a lot but this will make sense since their self in terms of shapes you know because it’s always the same, it’s not just moving like this so that’s another thing that you should keep in mind this is almost like playing your power chords.
Now this repeats twice but the difference is that the second time it repeats when it goes here into the last chord it doesn’t do this, the last time it does. So for that you will get open 5th, 4th fret on the 5th 2nd fret on the 4th 3rd fret on the 3rd 2nd fret on the 3rd open turn 3rd fret on the 4th and then 2nd fret of the 4th. So there you go and repeat that, now here comes the difference, now after that what’s going to happen is we’re going to move into another section which is this one, so what you’re going to do here is we’re having a pattern that is repeated, actually this one we start on the 1st fret of the 6 and then we play.
Let me let me show you the actual notes that are playing then I’m going to show you what’s happening with the pick, so first we’re on the six 3rd fret of the 4th for the 4th open, 4th then 1st fret of the 6, 3rd fret of the 6, 1st string on 5th and 3rd fret of the 5th.
What I want you to do are like this, almost with the shuffle so you’re going to do one in one twice. Up and down and up, so one and two and two to get it done. Now what I you want to do after that you’re going to move this entire shape two frets up exactly like this, so if we’re playing we play here 3rd fret to 5th fret. Now we used to play the open, so that has moved from open to 1st to 2nd fret. What you could do is you could have this ready with the fingers like this so what you want to do you’re going to play it from there two frets up you’re going to play it four times and you’re going to move this twice and this one twice.
Now I’m playing a little bit open so you can understand it. You should focus on the tone on this, so for the first thing you want to keep it open you want to make it a little bit plucking and for the second part you want to make it a little bit muted that’s basically a song that’s “Good Vibrations” by the Beach Boys.
What I would suggest you are that, you see in terms of shapes and just how the shapes are moving as opposed on the 3rd fret of the 1st fret just see the shapes and usually guitars have these little dots right here for reference to see the fret numbers. One more thing is this song originally has a capo on the 1st fret. So I’m in the 5th fret when you play along with the song you want to put a capo there and still the 5th fret but relative to the capo so it wouldn’t be here fifth it will deck the fifth fret relative to this one which would be the six but it makes sense when you have the capo, I mean you should see the power chords here and see the shapes
It’s a drawing you know don’t see the fingers see the drawing see like little cone it seem like a little line connecting everything and how it goes I can’t emphasize this enough see the shapes. I hope you enjoyed it one more thing, I would love to know what’s your favorite song like old school song from the fifties sixties rock or rock n’ roll do you have any do you have any favorite songs that you recently discovered leave a comment down below with your answers. Don’t forget to subscribe on our YouTube Channel and we’ll see you in our next video lessons, thanks for watching.