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Deconstructing John Frusciante’s “Scar Tissue” Riff

Released in 1999, the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Scar Tissue” is one of the group’s most successful songs.The track’s central guitar riff is played by John Frusciante, who uses roots and thirds to imply three chords: F, C and Dm. This economical approach allows him to define the song’s underlying chord structure while giving him the freedom to play melodically.In this Riff Deconstruction, Sean... …