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/ The Red Hot Chili Peppers / Californication (1999) / Californication guitar tab

Song:      Californication
Artist:    Red Hot Chili Peppers
Album:     Californication

Transcribed by Clint K (IM: Golem1057)

This songs pretty easy.... I added optional bass notes that make it
sound
better if your playing by yourself. I tabbed out the song the way it
goes
on the album.... The verses are all the same, I just retabbed them.

I tried to show some of the spacing between notes, but it's far from 
perfect... so you'll probably have to listen to the song while you
play.

(Notes in parentheses are played by the bass.... I think...)

Intro:

E---------------------------------------------
B-----0-1-------------------------------------
G-------------------------------0-2-----------
D---2-------(2)-(0h2p0)---------------(0)-----
A-0---------------------(3)---3-----------(3)-
E---------------------------1-----------------

E---------------------------------------------
B-----0-1-------------------------------------
G-------------------------------0-2-----------
D---2-------(2)-(0h2p0)---------------(3)-(0)-
A-0---------------------(3)---3---------------
E---------------------------1-----------------

Verse 1: 
                                              _
E--------------------------------------------- \
B-----0-1-------------------------------------  \
G-------------------------------0-2-----------   \
D---2-------(2)-(0h2p0)---------------(0)-----    \
A-0---------------------(3)---3-----------(3)-     \
E---------------------------1-----------------      \
                                                     | <== Play 2 times
E---------------------------------------------      /
B-----0-1-------------------------------------     /
G-------------------------------0-2-----------    /
D---2-------(2)-(0h2p0)---------------(3)-(0)-   /
A-0---------------------(3)---3---------------  /
E---------------------------1-----------------_/

E-----0-----------------------1-
B-------1-----3---------------3-
G---------------------------2---
D---2-----------0-----3---0-----
A-3---------2-------3---3-------
E---------3-------1-------------

Verse 2:
                                              _
E--------------------------------------------- \
B-----0-1-------------------------------------  \
G-------------------------------0-2-----------   \
D---2-------(2)-(0h2p0)---------------(0)-----    \
A-0---------------------(3)---3-----------(3)-     \
E---------------------------1-----------------      \
                                                     | <== Play 2 times
E---------------------------------------------      /
B-----0-1-------------------------------------     /
G-------------------------------0-2-----------    /
D---2-------(2)-(0h2p0)---------------(3)-(0)-   /
A-0---------------------(3)---3---------------  /
E---------------------------1-----------------_/

E-----0-----------------------1-
B-------1-----3---------------3-
G---------------------------2---
D---2-----------0-----3---0-----
A-3---------2-------3---3-------
E---------3-------1-------------

PreChorus:  (Strumming not shown.)
                        _
    Am    F?    Am    F? \
E---0-----0-----0-----0-  \
B---1-----1-----1-----1-   \
G---2-----2-----2-----2-    | <== Play 3 times
D---2-----3-----2-----3-   /
A---0-----3-----0-----3-  /
E-----------------------_/

Chorus:  (Strumming not shown.)

    C     G     Dm    Am    C     G     Dm
E---0-----------1-----0-----0-----------1-
B---1-----3-----3-----1-----1-----3-----3-
G---0-----0-----2-----2-----0-----0-----2-
D---2-----0-----0-----2-----2-----0-----0-
A---3-----2-----------0-----3-----2-------
E-----------------------------------------

Verse 3: 
                                              _
E--------------------------------------------- \
B-----0-1-------------------------------------  \
G-------------------------------0-2-----------   \
D---2-------(2)-(0h2p0)---------------(0)-----    \
A-0---------------------(3)---3-----------(3)-     \
E---------------------------1-----------------      \
                                                     | <== Play 2 times
E---------------------------------------------      /
B-----0-1-------------------------------------     /
G-------------------------------0-2-----------    /
D---2-------(2)-(0h2p0)---------------(3)-(0)-   /
A-0---------------------(3)---3---------------  /
E---------------------------1-----------------_/

E-----0-----------------------1-
B-------1-----3---------------3-
G---------------------------2---
D---2-----------0-----3---0-----
A-3---------2-------3---3-------
E---------3-------1-------------

Verse 4:
                                              _
E--------------------------------------------- \
B-----0-1-------------------------------------  \
G-------------------------------0-2-----------   \
D---2-------(2)-(0h2p0)---------------(0)-----    \
A-0---------------------(3)---3-----------(3)-     \
E---------------------------1-----------------      \
                                                     | <== Play 2 times
E---------------------------------------------      /
B-----0-1-------------------------------------     /
G-------------------------------0-2-----------    /
D---2-------(2)-(0h2p0)---------------(3)-(0)-   /
A-0---------------------(3)---3---------------  /
E---------------------------1-----------------_/

E-----0-----------------------1-
B-------1-----3---------------3-
G---------------------------2---
D---2-----------0-----3---0-----
A-3---------2-------3---3-------
E---------3-------1-------------

PreChorus:  (Strumming not shown.)
                        _
    Am    F?    Am    F? \
E---0-----0-----0-----0-  \
B---1-----1-----1-----1-   \
G---2-----2-----2-----2-    | <== Play 3 times
D---2-----3-----2-----3-   /
A---0-----3-----0-----3-  /
E-----------------------_/

Chorus:  (Strumming not shown.)
                                           _
    C     G     Dm    Am    C     G     Dm  \
E---0-----------1-----0-----0-----------1-   \
B---1-----3-----3-----1-----1-----3-----3-    \
G---0-----0-----2-----2-----0-----0-----2-     | <== Play 2 times
D---2-----0-----0-----2-----2-----0-----0-    /
A---3-----2-----------0-----3-----2-------   /
E----------------------------------------- _/

Solo:

        (Start w/ string bent whole step up, then drop to normal)
            \/
E------9---------------------9------------------------------------
B-10--------------------10----------------------------------------
G----------[13]11----------------[13]11-------11-11-11-11p9-------
D-----------------------------------------------------------11-11-
A-----------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------

E------------------------------9---12---14----------9---12---14b16-14--
B-----------[13]11--------10-------------------10----------------------
G-------9----------9---------------------------------------------------
D--9-11--------------11------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------------

E-17-16-14-12-14-12----12------?----?----?--12----
B-------------------14----14---14---14---14----14-
G-------------------------------------------------
D-------------------------------------------------
A-------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------

E-14b16r14-12----12----------12----------
B-------------14----14-12-------15-14----
G-------------------------14----------13-
D----------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------

Verse 5:
                                              _
E--------------------------------------------- \
B-----0-1-------------------------------------  \
G-------------------------------0-2-----------   \
D---2-------(2)-(0h2p0)---------------(0)-----    \
A-0---------------------(3)---3-----------(3)-     \
E---------------------------1-----------------      \
                                                     | <== Play 2 times
E---------------------------------------------      /
B-----0-1-------------------------------------     /
G-------------------------------0-2-----------    /
D---2-------(2)-(0h2p0)---------------(3)-(0)-   /
A-0---------------------(3)---3---------------  /
E---------------------------1-----------------_/

E-----0-----------------------1-
B-------1-----3---------------3-
G---------------------------2---
D---2-----------0-----3---0-----
A-3---------2-------3---3-------
E---------3-------1-------------

PreChorus:  (Strumming not shown.)
                        _
    Am    F?    Am    F? \
E---0-----0-----0-----0-  \
B---1-----1-----1-----1-   \
G---2-----2-----2-----2-    | <== Play 3 times
D---2-----3-----2-----3-   /
A---0-----3-----0-----3-  /
E-----------------------_/

Chorus:  (Strumming not shown.)
                                           _
    C     G     Dm    Am    C     G     Dm  \
E---0-----------1-----0-----0-----------1-   \
B---1-----3-----3-----1-----1-----3-----3-    \
G---0-----0-----2-----2-----0-----0-----2-     | <== Play 2 times
D---2-----0-----0-----2-----2-----0-----0-    /
A---3-----2-----------0-----3-----2-------   /
E----------------------------------------- _/



Tabs for "Californication"
from the album Californication
by Red hot chili peppers

Tab by Ulrik Hollman
Hollman4@hotmail.com



verse (line 1 & 2) and intro play 4 times

  psychic ....

e-----------------------------------------
B--------------0---1----------------------
G-----------------------------------------
D---------2------------2-----0h2p0--------
A-----0------------------------------3----
E-----------------------------------------

e-----------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------------
G--------------------0-----2--------------
D-------------------------------3---0-----
A-------------3---------------------------
E--------1--------------------------------


e--------------0--------------------------
B-----------------1----------3------------
G-------------------------------4---------
D----------2-------------0----------------
A------3-------------2--------------------
E-----------------------------------------

e---------------------------1-------------
B----------1-------------------1----------
G-------------2---------------------------
D------2----------------3-----------------
A--0--------------------------------------
E-------------------1---------------------



Am   Am         Am    Am

Pay your.....

F        F          F

Am   Am         Am    Am

F        F          F


Chorus:
Am     Am    F

Am    Am   Am   F


C       C   G    F    Am

C       C   G    F    Am



Red Hot Chili Peppers
Californication
VMA 2000

This is my take on John Frusciante's solo at the 2000 MTV Video Music
Awards.  It sounds nearly perfect to me, execpt I might have an error
or 2 in the middle, but it sounds right for the rest of it.  As 
for timing, you'll have to find a recording of the VMA, I didn't
really do a lot with it in this tab.


e ----------------------------------------------------------- 
B -----14-----------------14--------------------------------- 
G --14------11/13\11---14------11/13\11--11-11-11-11p9------- 
D ----------------------------------------------------------- 
A ----------------------------------------------------------- 
E ----------------------------------------------------------- 

e --------------------------------------------14-14-14-14---- 
B ----------------------------------------14----------------- 
G -9-9-9-9-9-9----------------9-11-11--14-------------------- 
D -------------11-11-11--9-11-------------------------------- 
A ----------------------------------------------------------- 
E ----------------------------------------------------------- 

e -16-17-16-14-12-14-12----12-------------------------------- 
B -10-------------------14----14-14-14--14-14-14--14-14-14--- 
G ----------------------------------------------------------- 
D ----------------------------------------------------------- 
A ----------------------------------------------------------- 
E ----------------------------------------------------------- 

e ----------------12----------------------------------------- 
B -14-12-14-12-14----14-14-14--14-14-14--14-14-14------------
G ----------------------------------------------------------- 
D ----------------------------------------------------------- 
A ----------------------------------------------------------- 
E ----------------------------------------------------------- 

e ----------------12--14-14-14--14-14-14--21-21-21-21-21--21- 
B -14-12-14-12-14-------------------------------------------- 
G ----------------------------------------------------------- 
D ----------------------------------------------------------- 
A ----------------------------------------------------------- 
E ----------------------------------------------------------- 



The Red Hot Chili Peppers albums
2006 Stadium Arcadium
2004 Live in Hyde Park
2002 By The Way
1999 Californication
1995 One Hot Minute
1994 Out In L.A.
1992 Blood Sugar Sex Magik
1989 Mother's Milk
1987 The Uplift Mofo Party Plan
1985 Freaky Styley
1984 Red Hot Chili Peppers
Californication tabs
01Around The World tabbass tab
02Parallel Universe tabbass tab
03Scar Tissue tabbass tab
04Otherside tabbass tab
05Get On Top tabbass tab
06Californication tabbass tab
07Easily tabbass tab
08Porcelain tabbass tab
09Emit Remmus tabbass tab
10I Like Dirt tabbass tab
11This Velvet Glove tabbass tab
12Savior tabbass tab
13Purple Stain tabbass tab
14Right On Time tabbass tab
15Road Trippin' tabbass tab

 

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