The Red Hot Chili Peppers has been around since the early 1980s but hit it big in the 90s with Blood Sugar Sex Magik and Californication, their 1991 release which most of these lessons are taken from. Their songs have been favorites of students and are very playable by intermediate guitar players. Max Rich is our resident expert on their styles and techniques and his lessons break these down to the smallest detail. There is truly something for everyone in this package. Songs include are Around The World, Californication, Can't Stop, Otherside and Scar Tissue.
Lesson 1: Around The World - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Guitar Lesson
This Red Hot Chili Peppers song is the opening tune on Californication and is an awesome rock song with some funky elements, including a driving bass riff and screaming guitar licks.
In this lesson you’ll get the inside scoop on how to play all the licks (even the infamous bass intro), and by the end you’ll even have a whole slew of unique chord shapes that you can use in many different songs and styles of music!
Lesson 2: Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Guitar Lesson
Welcome to California! This famous rock tune is a great song to learn the subtlety of John Frusciante’s guitar playing.
With this lesson, your understanding of chords and arpeggios will broaden greatly, as will your sense of melody and solo improvisation.
You will learn the strumming and groove of the wilder sections and the softer, sweeter melodies that create a beautiful contrast between sections.
If you’re looking for a well rounded and fun lesson then look no further, Californication is waiting for you!
Lesson 3: Can't Stop by The Red Hot Chili Peppers - Guitar Lesson
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are one of the funkiest and rhythmic bands of the 90s, and this song is no exception. Based on a funky guitar riff in E minor, it evolves into several parts that span the gamut of guitar techniques.
From arpeggios to palm muting, lead playing and chord strumming, if you’re looking for a catchy tune that will not only be a blast to learn but will help many of the techniques you need as a guitarist, then look no further, this lesson is for you!
Lesson 4: Otherside - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Guitar Lesson
This track from Red Hot Chili Peppers is a much more introspective song than their common funk-rock style.
Built on a few simplistic fingerstyle guitar riffs, it meanders into a nice choral arpeggio before ending up in a single line melodic lead break.
This lesson will break down all the parts and riffs into manageable bites for every level of player to achieve successfully.
Lesson 5: Scar Tissue - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Guitar Lesson
The atmospheric and ambient sounds of John Frusciante’s guitar permeate this Red Hot Chili Peppers track, and help to create its flowing and rhythmic feel.
This lesson will have you dive head first into some of Frusciante’s favorite techniques and licks, all while learning the chords and solos to Scar Tissue!