#1
Alright I'm almost done with this song! I just need to learn the proper solo. There are several different versions, but I'd like the real one off the album if anyone knows it.

P.S What does this mean? 11b12r=11
#2
Fret on 11, bend up so it sounds like 12, release it back.

Although, if I remember correctly, the Californication solo has bends that start bent and you release them like "11r" or something like that...never mind, I don't remember the solo lol.
Last edited by ttreat31 at May 6, 2008,
#3
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Although, if I remember correctly, the Californication solo has bends that start bent and you release them like "11r" or something like that...never mind, I don't remember the solo lol.


like a pre-bend?

thats the way I play it
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#4
Oh, I think I get what you mean by pre-bending it and then dropping it.

Also, I hear some other notes that the tabs don't mention. That's the bass playing right?

It would be extremely helpful to find a tab that's strictly based off the album and not some variation b/s.
#6
I'd have to listen to the song again, but I play it with pre-bends.
#7
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1. So is every bend in the solo pre-bent?

2. Is the whole song clean?

3. What is this? 14b16r==14 Double equal signs?

Found me a good solo tab. (The guy says it's 100% correct from album.)

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/r/red_hot_chili_peppers/californication_solo_ver2_tab.htm

Usually it means that it's going to be a slightly longer bend
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#8
You're worrying too much about the physical aspects of playing the solo - just listen to it. If you hear a note that starts higher then comes back down then it's a pre-bend...use your ears to teach you what the tab means.
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#9
Also, I suggest not trying to play it EXACT. Make it your own, it's more enjoyable IMO. :p
#10
Hi all,

I'm also learning this solo (from the book not an online tab) and have come across this:



Does this mean play the two strings as a chord and bend both, or just bend one string?

P.S. sorry for the slight thread-jack.......
#11
play both strings and just bend the 16th up a full step
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#12
hmm - with the 14th still held? I can feel that one being a failure the first time i try it!
#13
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hmm - with the 14th still held? I can feel that one being a failure the first time i try it!

You'll get there - it's called a unison bend, you play to strings together and bend the lower string up until it matches pitch with the higher one.
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