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Breaking The Girl - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Tab by: Subway-To-Venus
Tuning: Half-Step Down

Okay firstly i have to say that i just created an account on this page to tab this song 
because all the other tabs aren't even close to the chords john plays ^^

Dealing with a John Fru-Chili Song, i suggest you to play it thumb-based.
(look it up on any youtube-john-vid, he plays the E-String with his thumb)
It will be much easier for you to play it (after you learned how to play thumb-based - 
quite diffucilt :D) and of course it sounds a lot more like the original and thats 
what we want to achieve :)

So here it is:

O yeah and of course i can't express the rhythm he plays in this tab, but you can easily 
it out by listening to the song combining it with this tab.
(which is, in my opinion, the best way how to really learn playing the guitar - by 
it out on yourself)

Intro:

e--------------------------------------------------------|
B-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-5-5-6^5-5-7-7-7-8^7-7-9-10-10-10-------|
G-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-9--9--9--------|
D-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-11-11-11-------|    4x
A-------3^0----------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------|

Verse:

e--------------------------------------------------------|
B-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-5-5-6^5-5-7-7-7-8^7-7-9-10-10-10-------|
G-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-9--9--9--------|
D-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-11-11-11-------|
A-------3^0----------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------|
      I     am  a   man     cut   from  the know

continue playing that part until the Pre-Chorus

Pre-Chorus:

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

  Feeling so  gooood that dayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy  ^^

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

 A feeling of looove that dayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy            (btw He really mutes
                                                          the E-String here)
Chorus:

e--------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------------|
G-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-12-12-12-12-12-12--|
D-5-5-5-5-5-5-6-6-6-6-6-6-7-7-7-7-7-7-9--9--9--9--9--9---|
A--------------------------------------------------------|
E-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-8-8-8-8-8-8-10-10-10-10-10-10--|

 Twisting and turning your feelings are burning you're

e--------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------------|
G-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--------|
D-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--------|
A-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-5-5--------------------------------|
E-------------------------8-8-8-8-8-8-7-7-7-7-7-7--------|

 Breaking the giiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirl....                (This part sounds
                                                          right but it's
                                                          really
                                                          uncomfortable to
                                                          play, i'll soon
                                                          update it to the
                                                          correct version ;)

e--------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------------|
G-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-12-12-12-12-12-12--|
D-5-5-5-5-5-5-6-6-6-6-6-6-7-7-7-7-7-7-9--9--9--9--9--9---|
A--------------------------------------------------------|
E-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-8-8-8-8-8-8-10-10-10-10-10-10--|

 Sheeeeeeeee   meeeeant   yoouuuuu    nooooooooo

e--------------------------------------------------------|
B-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6----|
G-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5----|
D-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----|
A-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8----|
E--------------------------------------------------------|

 Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarm

 Keep on playing that stuff until the Vers stars again.

 Verse 2:

 The same as in Verse 1

 Pre Chorus 2:

 The same as in Pre-Chorus 1

 Chorus 2:

 Almost the same as in Chorus 1,
 exept the small but very important
 variation during the last
 "He loves no one else" which
 opens the Interlude:

e--------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------------|
G-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-8-8-8-8-8-8-7-7-7-7-7-7--------|
D-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-6-6-6-6-6-6--------|
A-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-7-7-7-7-7-7--------|
E--------------------------------------------------------|

 elseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

 Interlude:

 This Part is quite difficult
 because you have to mute the
 E-String with your thumb while
 you slam the rest of the
 strings (mute the unused rest too),
 otherwise this part wouldn't
 sound as good as in the song.


e------------------------------------15-15-15----------|
B------------------------------------15-15-15----------|
G-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-14-x-x-x-x-x-14-14-14----------|
D-x-x-x-x-x-5-x-x-x-x-x-14-x-x-x-x-x-15-15-15----------|
A-0-0-0-0-0-7-0-0-0-0-0-x--0-0-0-0-0-x--x--x-----------|
E-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x-x-x--x--x-----------|

 Continue this part until the Chorus starts again :)    (no way xD)


 Okay you almost made it:
 play the third Chorus as
 usual until the end of
 the song (Outro=Chorus)
 and after that
 you managed to play:         Breaking The Girl

 Congratulations :)) , i hope this one helped you
                       more than the other wrong stuff
                       and feel free to comment ^^

 See you soon, your Subway-To-Venus

            
            
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metallifan84 30 Jul 21, 2009 09:46 PM

simply amazing

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hondo bundy 10 Nov 17, 2009 05:08 AM

He,I like your tab, haven't done a thorough comparison to the other tabs, but so far I think yours is the most reasonable and probable ;).
I have one thing though that is unclear to me.
I'll just take this section as an example:

e--------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------------|
G-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-12-12-12-12-12-12--|
D-5-5-5-5-5-5-6-6-6-6-6-6-7-7-7-7-7-7-9--9--9--9--9--9---|
A--------------------------------------------------------|
E-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-8-8-8-8-8-8-10-10-10-10-10-10--|

Now, you write -x- for muting the strings, and -0- for playing the open string, so what does it mean when you just write --- ?
I mean what are the slashes, technically there shouldn't be any, right?
I mean the string gets either played open (0) or it's muted/not played (-x-), or picked on a certain fret (-6-).
I dont see a 4th option.
So slashes are either open string, but then you should write -0-, or they aren't played in which case you should write -x-.
It doesnt actually matter if you mute the string or dont play it.
Apparently John is sweeping a lot, so he mutes when he is not is not deliberately picking.

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hondo bundy 10 Nov 17, 2009 06:16 AM

e--------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------------|
G-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--------|
D-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--------|
A-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-5-5--------------------------------|
E-------------------------8-8-8-8-8-8-7-7-7-7-7-7--------|

That's pretty sick, even with the thumb on e it's like impossible, are you sure of that ;)?

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