Picking Songs Videos helps you with the Monkees’ “Valleri”. Here are three things to keep in mind: 1. Learn the seven main scales (called modes). 2. Learn to do hammer-ons and pull-offs. 3. Learn it by going very slow, at first. “Valleri” is a song written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart for The Monkees, who had a #3 on Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on Cash Box with it in early 1968. The song also rose to #12 in the UK. Session musician Louie Shelton performed the flamenco-esque guitar solo. Responding to Screen Gems president and music supervisor Don Kirshner’s early-morning request for a “girl’s-name song” to be used in the Monkees’s television series, Boyce and Hart improvised “Valleri” on their way to Kirshner’s office, after pretending over the telephone that the song was already finished. Nonetheless, Kirshner was pleased with their work, and “Valleri” took its place on the Monkees recording schedule, with Boyce and Hart producing the original sessions in August 1966.
A video I did up to the mono version of the Monkees song “Valleri” which is on their Birds, Bees And Monkees album. As you can see I used clips from the ep where Peter falls in love with a girl named Valleri who has an uppity boyfriend. This song would’ve been great in that ep but they hadn’t recorded it yet. Still, Forget That Girl was a nice song in that ep. This video is dedicated to the late Tommy Boyce, the late John Lennon and the lateGeorge Harrison. Amen. As always my videos are in tribute to my late husband Mike Harrell. I love you. Amen. Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use. Video is done for fun and not for profit. No copyright infringement intended. All copyrights belong to their owners. “