Welcome back! In this article I wanna share with you one of my longtime favorite songs.
Very easy guitar tabs that actually sound good are really hard to find. Most of the time, you
either have to practice for a while or find an easier version a song you like that doesn’t actually
sound that good. Well this is not the case with the song I’m about to show. I remember learning
this tab when in my 2nd guitar lesson ever! In my first lesson I learned how to play chords (of
course) but when I came back the second time, I was ready for a challenge. My teacher thought
it was too fast and he suggested I practiced the chords first, but I honestly wanted to give it a
try. The song I’m talking about is Californication by Red Hot Chili Peppers. Somehow this song
sounds really good and requires very basic skills to play it; sure there’s a reason why john
Frusciante is one of the best guitar players in the world. Somehow he can turn the most simple
piece of music into a genius inspiring piece of art.
Let’s take a look at the Tab:
The main riff is basically an Am going to an F; that’s it, that simple and you don’t even have to
play the actual chords. If you are not very familiar with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, so he doesn’t
actually play this and sing the main melody at the same time. If despite this, you still wanna sing
it, go for it; make sure you know the lyrics very well.
The second part is basically the end of the verse that he usually plays when he wants to go into
or when he wants to repeat the verse. The progression is very simple: C, G, F,
Dm. One other positive thing about this piece is that is relatively slow you can really dive in and
practice it without worrying about speed.
This is all for today. I hope you’ve enjoyed this lesson.
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