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If Bass Tab

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Contributor
Song: If
Artist: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Album: Stadium Arcadium

Tabbed By: Marcos Prieto (marcrow_ps@yahoo.es)

Notation legend:

   x   -> mute.
   \   -> slide up.    \   It can be after or before the note, like 1h3,
   /   -> slide down.   |  but if there's no enought space it can be 
   h   -> hammer on.    |  over or down, like G|-13-...
   p   -> pull off.    /                      D|--h-...
   ~   -> let ring.
   r   -> rest.
   S   -> slap.
   P   -> pop.
   + + -> the rhythm of the song, generally 4x4. If there are 2 digits notes
          or there's no enough space, I lengthen it, 
          from (+   +   ...) to (+   ·   +   ·  ...) 
   |·------·| -> repeat this a number of times, for example |·3-3-3-3·| x4
                 repeats 3-3-3-3 four times.


  C#m             B                A
  +   ·   +   ·   +   ·   +        +   ·   +   ·   +   ·   +   ·
G|18--------18----16--------16----|14--------16----14--------14----|  \
D|--14--14----14----14--14----14--|--14--14----14----14--14--------|  |
A|----16--------------16----------|----16--------------16----------|  |
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|  |
                                                                      |
  D               E                A                                   \RIFF
  +   ·   +   ·   +   ·   +        +   ·   +   ·   +   ·   +   ·       /A
G|11--------11----13--------13----|14--------16----14--------14----|  |
D|--12--12----12----14--14----14--|--14--14----------14--14--------|  |
A|----12--------------14----------|----16--------------16----------|  |
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|  /


  C#m             B                A 
  +   ·   +   ·   +   ·   +        +   ·   +   ·   +   ·   +   ·
G|18----19--18----16----18--16----|14--------16----14--------14----|  \
D|--14--------14----14--------14--|--14--14----14----14--14--------|  |
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|  |
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|  |
                                                                      |
  D               E                A                                   \RIFF
  +   ·   +   ·   +   ·   +        +   ·   +   ·   +   ·   +   ·       /B
G|11--------11----13--------13----|14--------16----14--------14----|  |
D|--12--12----12----14--14----14--|--14--14----------14--14--------|  |
A|----12--------------14----------|----16--------------16----------|  |
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|  /

   E                                A
   +   ·   +   ·   +   ·   +        +   ·   +   ·   +   ·   +   ·
G||13--------13----13--------13----|14--------16----14----------14--||  \
D|·--14--14------14--14--14----14--|--14--14----------14--14--------·|  |RIFF
A|·----14--14--14------14--14----14|----16--------------16----------·|  |C 
E||--------------------------------|--------------------------------||x2/

   F               G                A
   +   ·   +   ·   +   ·   +        +   ·   +   ·   +   ·   +   ·
G||10--------10----12--------12----|14--------14----14--------14----||  \
D|·--7---7-----10----9---9-----12--|--11--11----14----11--11----14--·|  |RIFF 
A|·----8---------------10----------|----12--------------12--------^-·|  |D
E||--------------------------------|------------------------------|-||x2/
                                                                  |
                                                                  |
                                                    1st time you play
                                                    the RIFF D play a
                                                    slide before RIFF A.
  
Ending:

  F               E                F               E
  +   ·   +   ·   +   ·   +        +   ·   +   ·   +   ·   +   ·
G|10--------10----9---------9-----|10--------10----9---------9-----|
D|--7---7-----10----6----6----9---|--7---7-----10----6---6-----9---|
A|----8---------------7-----------|----8---------------7-----------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  F               E
  +   ·   +   ·   +   ·   +
G|10--------10----9---------9-----|
D|--7---7-----10----6---6-----9---|
A|----8---------------7-----------|
E|--------------------------------|

  A
  +   ·   +   ·   +   ·   +        +   ·   +   ·   +   ·   +   ·
G|7---------7-----7---------7-----|7---------7-----7---------7-----|
D|--7---------7-----7---------7---|--7---------7-----7---------7---|
A|------5---------------5---------|------5---------------5---------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

  F                                A
  +   ·   +   ·   +   ·   +        +   ·   +   ·   +   ·   +   ·
G|10--------10----10--------10----|7---------7-----7---------7-----|
D|--7---7-----10----7---7-----10--|--7---------7-----7---------7---|
A|----8---------------8-----------|------5---------------5---------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

  F                                A
  +   ·   +   ·   +   ·   +        +   ·   +   ·   +   ·   +   ·
G|10--------10----10--------10----|7---------7-----7---------7-----|
D|--7---7-----10----7---7-----10--|--7---------7-----7---------7---|
A|----8---------------8-----------|------5---------------5---------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

  F                                A
  +   ·   +   ·   +   ·   +        +   ·   +   ·   +   ·   +   ·
G|10--------10----10------10-/12--|7---------7-----7---------7-----|
D|--7---7-----10----7---7---------|--7---------7-----7---------7---|
A|----8---------------8-----------|------5---------------5---------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

  F                                D
  +   ·   +   ·   +   ·   +        +   ·   +   ·   +   ·   +   ·
G|10--------10----10--------------|--------------------------------|
D|--7---7-----10----7---7---------|--------------------------------|
A|----8---------------8-----------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------8-----|10~-----------------------------|

Song Structure:

RIFF A, B, A, B, C, D, A, A, B, C, C, D, Ending.



     __   _      __      __      _____   _____   _____
    /  | / |    /  |    /  `\   / ___/  / __ /  (  __/
   /   |/  |   / /||   / /) /  //      / / //   \ \
  / /|   /||  / /^||  / /||   //___   / / //  ___) )
 / / |  / || / /  || / / ||  /    /  /  ^^/  /    / 
 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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veniceking wrote on July 8 2007, 06:08 pm

a beautiful tab for a beautiful song. u are the best tabber on the planet. u should work for hal and leonard.

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spritez36 wrote on June 15 2012, 11:50 am

HOLY SH!T FLEA! XD

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Nach0s wrote on April 6 2015, 06:07 pm

Lack of accuracy. Chord names are clearly wrong. The tab itself is not correct. The verse should be a "complete" arpeggio with open A in bass

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