God Only Knows (The Beach Boys) - Guitar Quartet

God Only Knows - 4 guitars/large ensemble

This is a lovely piece that will appeal to audiences of all ages - they’ll be humming it on the way home!

I’ve arranged this to suit as many guitar ensembles as possible - I’ve changed the key a little to make the shapes in this piece familiar ones and to make best use of the neck. My arrangement will suit a mixed ability ensemble from early intermediate to intermediate.

Guitar 4 has the bottom string tuned down to D.

I’ve arranged this in compound time instead of swing rhythm, and I’ve included triplet dotted crotchets (¼ notes) instead of three plain crotchets, so that the rhythm is easy to read.
The piece finishes with a final chord instead of a fade to nothing, as it usually works better in concert. But if you have a conductor who can help with the fade, you could carry on playing the repeating section at the end until the sound has vanished.

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God Only Knows (Beach Boys) - for 4 guitars arr. Derek Hasted

God Only Knows
Beach Boys

God Only Knows
The Beach Boys

$4.99 Intermediate level

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