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/ The Red Hot Chili Peppers / Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1992) / If You Have to Ask guitar tab

From: Didier Thizy <75624.1665@CompuServe.COM>


If You Have To Ask 
Red Hot Chili Peppers

Intro and Rhythm:
e:-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-
B:-6-x-x-6-x-x-6-x-x-6-x-x-6--|-6-x-x-6-x-x-6-x-x-6-x-x-6--|-6-x-x-6-x-x-6-x-
G:-5-x-x-5-x-x-5-x-x-5-x-x-5--|-5-x-x-5-x-x-5-x-x-5-x-x-5--|-5-x-x-5-x-x-5-x-
D:----------------------------|----------------------------|-----------------
A:----------------------------|----------------------------|-----------------
E:----------------------------|----------------------------|-----------------



e:x-x-x-x-x--|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-7-7|
B:x-6-x-x-6--|-6-x-x-6-x-x-6-x-x-6-x-x-6-6|
G:x-5-x-x-5--|-5-x-x-5-x-x-5-x-x-5-x-x-5-5|
D:-----------|----------------------------|
A:-----------|----------------------------|
E:-----------|----------------------------|



The chorus is played with two guitars:

e:------------x------------------------|-------------------------------|
B:------------x---10/13----------------|-------------------------------|
G:------------x-------------8/12-------|-------------------------------|
D:--8--10-----x---------------------8--|--10----------8-------8---8----|
A:-------------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------|-------------------------------|



e:----------11-------13b14r13----------|------------11-----13--13b14r13--11|
B:--13----------13-----------------13--|---13-----------13-----------------|
G:-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
D:-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

         
Then there's a bridge part:         
 
G9  Gb9  F9  C7  Ebmaj9  Bb7  D7#9   
 
Repeat those chords again, then twice more with some left hand muting.
 

Go to this solo, with the rhythm in the background:

e:-------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
B:-------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
G:------13r12--10--12b14---|-------------13r12p10--|--------10b12---10~----|
D:-------------------------|-----------------------|-12~-------------------|
A:-------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
E:-------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|



e:----------------------|--------------------------------------------|
B:------------13r12--10-|-----10~------------10---------10--------10-|
G:----------------------|-12----------13b14------13b14------13b14----|
D:----------------------|--------------------------------------------|
A:----------------------|--------------------------------------------|
E:----------------------|--------------------------------------------|


                                                       feedback
e:-------------------------|--------------------|--------------------------|
B:-------------------------|--------------------|--------------------------|
G:----13b14----------------|--------------------|--------------------------|
D:-------------------6r5p3-|--------------------|------------------x\--x/--|
A:-------------------------|---5~----2b3r2------|--------------------------|
E:-------------------------|--------------------|--x\-----x\--x/-----------|



e:-------------10---------|----------------------------------------|
B:---------13-------------|----------------------------------------|
G:-12b14------------13r12-|--10~------12p10------10h12p10------10--|
D:------------------------|--------0---------12------------12------|
A:------------------------|----------------------------------------|
E:------------------------|----------------------------------------|


                                                                 hold
e:---------5--8--10-------------------------------------|-----------|
B:-------------------13--10----------10-----------------|-----------|
G:-12b13----------------------12b14------12--10~--12p10-|--12b13----|
D:------------------------------------------------------|-----------|
A:------------------------------------------------------|-----------|
E:------------------------------------------------------|-----------|



   bend
e:-----------------------------|--------------------------------------|
B:--13--13--13--13--13--13--13-|--15p13-------------------------------|
G:-----------------------------|--------------------------------------|
D:-----------------------------|-----------15--12---------------------|
A:-----------------------------|----------------------\8--10--8----8--|
E:-----------------------------|--------------------------------------|
  


e:--------------------------------------------------|
B:--------------------------------------------------|
G:--------------------------------------------------|
D:-----------10-11-12----------10-11-12----------10-|
A:--10-11-12----------10-11-12----------10-11-12----|
E:--------------------------------------------------|


  
e:-------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------------|-13b15-------13~-----------------|
G:-------------------12b14r12p10-------|--------------------13r12p10-----|
D:11-12-----------10-------------------|------------------------------12-|
A:-------10-11-12----------------------|---------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------|---------------------------------|



e:--------------------------------|------------|
B:--------------------------------|------------|
G:-10h12--------------------------|------------|
D:--------15-12-11-10-------------|------------|
A:--------------------12--11-10\8-|-b9--\------|
E:--------------------------------|------------|

When you're finished, play the rhythm twice more, but end the second one 
with this measure:

e:--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-------------------|
B:--6-x-x-6-x-x-6-x-------------------|
G:--5-x-x-5-x-x-5-x-5h7-5-------------|
D:------------------------7\5-3-------|
A:-------------------------------5-3h5|
E:------------------------------------|


The Red Hot Chili Peppers albums
2006 Stadium Arcadium
2004 Live in Hyde Park
2002 By The Way
1999 Californication
1995 One Hot Minute
1994 Out In L.A.
1992 Blood Sugar Sex Magik
1989 Mother's Milk
1987 The Uplift Mofo Party Plan
1985 Freaky Styley
1984 Red Hot Chili Peppers
Blood Sugar Sex Magik tabs
01The Power of Equality tabbass tab
02If You Have to Ask tabbass tab
03Breaking the Girl tabbass tab
04Funky Monks tabbass tab
05Suck My Kiss tabbass tab
06I Could Have Lied tabbass tab
07Mellowship Slinky in B Major tabbass tab
08The Righteous & The Wicked tabbass tab
09Give It Away tabbass tab
10Blood Sugar Sex Magik tabbass tab
11Under The Bridge tabbass tab
12Naked in the Rain tabbass tab
13Apache Rose Peacock tabbass tab
14The Greeting Song tabbass tab
15My Lovely Man tabbass tab
16Sir Psycho Sexy tabbass tab
17They're Red Hot tabbass tab

 

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