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Lesson notes

“Under the Bridge” is a 1992 song from the fifth album by Red Hot Chili Peppers. While the song features dark lyrics that deal with subjects like drug addiction, many of the lush guitar chords provide a brighter, happier tone. 
In this lesson, a solo guitar arrangement that covers both the melody and chords is presented in a way that will be accessible to players of different levels. It is played with a pick, and uses techniques like arpeggios, double stops and full strumming to create different textures as the song moves from section to section. The bridge and ending sections feature some huge sounding open string voicings that are both easy and fun to play.