Welcome to this video where we look at how to play all sections of Under The Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers.
As well as learning this classic intro and song, learning this song is a study into how John Frusciante plays guitar. From the chord shapes he uses (based on the CAGED system) to the Jimi Hendrix style licks and tricks, there is so much to gain from learning this song that will imrpove you as a guitar player.
So let's dig in!
Under The Bridge - guitar lesson tutorial
Each chord is appreciated (played with an arpeggio). John Frusciante plays this with finger picking, but most people learning this song will have more success with a pick, so learn it with a pick - then try the fingerstyle version (as shown in my tutorial).
Verse 1simply strums each chord once. Verse 2 and beyond plays each chord with the signature Frusciante riff, shown in the tutorial video above.
Under The Bridge - guitar lesson from John Frusciante
The man himself shows how he plays this classic song!
Under The Bridge - music video