Hear the Beach Boys’ Angelic Vocal Harmonies in Four Isolated Tracks from Pet Sounds: “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “God Only Knows,” “Sloop John B” & “Good Vibrations”

Isolated vocals. It is interesting to read the commentary here. As a clearly older cultural observer, it is interesting to me to trace attitudes toward the Beach Boys through the years. I remember when for a short time they were dismissed by politically aware musicians and others. Then it was discovered (mainly by “hippies”) that the Beach Boys had unconsciously achieved the bliss the counterculture was searching for! I kid you not. It was a common belief.

Anyway, surf music has, of course, been very influential in subsequent years, and almost everyone will assert the cultural and musical importance of “Pet Sounds”. (In a well-known example, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was powerfully influenced by Pet Sounds.)

Link to Open Culture page

The Beach Boys - Wouldn't it be nice (Vocals Only) - Copy_Moment

Tina S Metalizes Beethoven (Moonlight Sonata, Third Movement)

Young virtuosa Tina S lays down a wonderful cover of the Dr. Viossy guitar arrangement of the third movement of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata (Piano Sonata No. 14, Op. 27, No.2).

This is, of course, the “presto agitato” third movement of the Moonlight Sonata. (Beethoven called the sonata “Sonata quasi una fantasia” – sonata, almost a fantasyThe term “Moonlight” wasn’t applied until after Beethoven’s death and referred to the first movement.)

I have been hoping that Tina would tackle this piece, and I’m glad she did!


Tina S YouTube channel

Tina S Facebook page

Tina was taught and filmed by her guitar instructor, Renaud Louis-Servais and here.

Tina plays a custom Vigier Excalibur Custom guitar.