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Under The Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Few rock groups of the ’80s broke down as many musical barriers and were as original as the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Creating a new musical style by combining funk and punk rock together, the Chili Peppers spawned a flurry of imitators in their wake but still managed to be the leaders of the pack by the dawn of the 21st century. Let’s not forget their on-stage antics, such as wearing socks on stage……, not on their feet.

Intro Riff

This riff requires a capo to play on the 2nd fret, or you can just bare the 2nd fret with your first finger (a little bit harder). Every guitar player should have a capo in their toolbox. It’s a device that you clamp onto your guitar to clamp the strings down. In this instance, we’re capoing the 2nd fret. This will automatically transpose everything up a whole step so that the open strings are the notes on the 2nd fret of the guitar. Therefore, the notes on the 2nd fret in the transcription are played as open strings. All other notes
are relative to the capo. As I said, it is possible to play this without a capo by fingering the notes on the 2nd fret, or you could transpose it down a whole step and play everything 2 frets down so that the notes on the 2nd frets are the open strings.

Complete Tab

Complete Transcription To “Under The Bridge” (PDF)

Complete Transcription To “Under The Bridge” (Power Tab)