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Red Hot Chili Peppers

 

Intro and Rhythm:

e:-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-

B:-6-x-x-6-x-x-6-x-x-6-x-x-6--|-6-x-x-6-x-x-6-x-x-6-x-x-6--|-6-x-x-6-x-x-6-x-

G:-5-x-x-5-x-x-5-x-x-5-x-x-5--|-5-x-x-5-x-x-5-x-x-5-x-x-5--|-5-x-x-5-x-x-5-x-

D:----------------------------|----------------------------|-----------------

A:----------------------------|----------------------------|-----------------

E:----------------------------|----------------------------|-----------------

 

 

 

e:x-x-x-x-x--|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-7-7|

B:x-6-x-x-6--|-6-x-x-6-x-x-6-x-x-6-x-x-6-6|

G:x-5-x-x-5--|-5-x-x-5-x-x-5-x-x-5-x-x-5-5|

D:-----------|----------------------------|

A:-----------|----------------------------|

E:-----------|----------------------------|

 

 

 

The chorus is played with two guitars:

 

e:------------x------------------------|-------------------------------|

B:------------x---10/13----------------|-------------------------------|

G:------------x-------------8/12-------|-------------------------------|

D:--8--10-----x---------------------8--|--10----------8-------8---8----|

A:-------------------------------------|-------------------------------|

E:-------------------------------------|-------------------------------|

 

 

 

e:----------11-------13b14r13----------|------------11-----13--13b14r13--11|

B:--13----------13-----------------13--|---13-----------13-----------------|

G:-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

D:-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

A:-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

E:-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

 

 

Then there's a bridge part:

 

G9 Gb9 F9 C7 Ebmaj9 Bb7 D7#9

 

Repeat those chords again, then twice more with some left hand muting.

 

 

Go to this solo, with the rhythm in the background:

 

e:-------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|

B:-------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|

G:------13r12--10--12b14---|-------------13r12p10--|--------10b12---10~----|

D:-------------------------|-----------------------|-12~-------------------|

A:-------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|

E:-------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|

 

 

 

e:----------------------|--------------------------------------------|

B:------------13r12--10-|-----10~------------10---------10--------10-|

G:----------------------|-12----------13b14------13b14------13b14----|

D:----------------------|--------------------------------------------|

A:----------------------|--------------------------------------------|

E:----------------------|--------------------------------------------|

 

 

feedback

e:-------------------------|--------------------|--------------------------|

B:-------------------------|--------------------|--------------------------|

G:----13b14----------------|--------------------|--------------------------|

D:-------------------6r5p3-|--------------------|------------------x\--x/--|

A:-------------------------|---5~----2b3r2------|--------------------------|

E:-------------------------|--------------------|--x\-----x\--x/-----------|

 

 

 

e:-------------10---------|----------------------------------------|

B:---------13-------------|----------------------------------------|

G:-12b14------------13r12-|--10~------12p10------10h12p10------10--|

D:------------------------|--------0---------12------------12------|

A:------------------------|----------------------------------------|

E:------------------------|----------------------------------------|

 

 

hold

e:---------5--8--10-------------------------------------|-----------|

B:-------------------13--10----------10-----------------|-----------|

G:-12b13----------------------12b14------12--10~--12p10-|--12b13----|

D:------------------------------------------------------|-----------|

A:------------------------------------------------------|-----------|

E:------------------------------------------------------|-----------|

 

 

 

bend

e:-----------------------------|--------------------------------------|

B:--13--13--13--13--13--13--13-|--15p13-------------------------------|

G:-----------------------------|--------------------------------------|

D:-----------------------------|-----------15--12---------------------|

A:-----------------------------|----------------------\8--10--8----8--|

E:-----------------------------|--------------------------------------|

 

 

 

e:--------------------------------------------------|

B:--------------------------------------------------|

G:--------------------------------------------------|

D:-----------10-11-12----------10-11-12----------10-|

A:--10-11-12----------10-11-12----------10-11-12----|

E:--------------------------------------------------|

 

 

 

e:-------------------------------------|---------------------------------|

B:-------------------------------------|-13b15-------13~-----------------|

G:-------------------12b14r12p10-------|--------------------13r12p10-----|

D:11-12-----------10-------------------|------------------------------12-|

A:-------10-11-12----------------------|---------------------------------|

E:-------------------------------------|---------------------------------|

 

 

 

e:--------------------------------|------------|

B:--------------------------------|------------|

G:-10h12--------------------------|------------|

D:--------15-12-11-10-------------|------------|

A:--------------------12--11-10\8-|-b9--\------|

E:--------------------------------|------------|

 

When you're finished, play the rhythm twice more, but end the second one

with this measure:

 

e:--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-------------------|

B:--6-x-x-6-x-x-6-x-------------------|

G:--5-x-x-5-x-x-5-x-5h7-5-------------|

D:------------------------7\5-3-------|

A:-------------------------------5-3h5|

E:------------------------------------|

 

 

 

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