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Hey there, friends! Here’s a full guitar tutorial showing you how to play UNDER THE BRIDGE by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. I’m paying a simplified acoustic arrangement of this song, where all chords are one whole-step lower than what John Frusciante plays. This makes many of the chord shapes easier to play, especially in the intro of the song, which is quite tricky if you wanna play it exactly like Frusciante.
Add a capo on 2nd fret if you want to use what I teach + still play along with RHCP.
0:00 Preview & Lesson Summary
1:27 Intro Riff (with tab)
9:02 Verse (basics)
14:33 Verse (fills)
21:47 Refrain & Ending
MY FULL PLAY-ALONG COVER
If you want to see me pay things from beginning to end, with the lyrics/chords/tabs shown on the screen, here you go: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2LbsW-wmdY
JOHN FRUSCIANTE’S ACTUAL GUITAR PART
If you want to see how the man actually plays this song, check out this video. Nice closeup of all the guitar parts. I wish every guitarist did this! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILvNcif_f3E
ORIGINAL MUSIC VIDEO
Here’s the RHCP music video for this song. I was 10-11yo when this came out, and remember this being one of my first favorite music videos on MTV. Great stuff. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwlogyj7nFE