- V E R S I O N  1 -

What It Is

Taken from the Red Hot Chili Peppers' album : Out In LA

--------------------------------------------------------------

intro:

  4 beat space
/
g|-------------------|-----|-------------------|---------|
d|-------------------|-----|-------------------|---------|
a|-------------------|-----|-------------------|---------|
e|---0----0-0----00--|-----|---0----0-0----00--|---3~~~--|
     T    T T    TT        T    T T    TT    T


  4 beat space
    /
|-------------------|-----|-------------------|-------12/13-|
|-------------------|-----|-------------------|-------11/12-|
|-------------------|-----|-------------------|-------------|
|---0----0-0----00--|-----|---0----0-0----00--|-------------|
    T    T T    TT          T    T T   TT        P/


Part 1:

|--------------------|---------------------------| 
|o-------------------|----------5-*---*---------o| repeat this 
|o-------------------|---5h7--------*-----------o|      x4
|----0----0-0----00--|-------------------3---5---|
     T    T T    TT   P/    P P T P  T   T


Part 2:

|--------------------------9|------------------------6----|
|o----------5--*---*---*----|---------5--*---*---*-------o|
|o-----5h7-------*---*------|----5h7-------*---*---------o|
|--0------------------------|-0---------------------------|
   T P/  P  P T P T P  P   T  P/   P  P T P T P   P

Repeat the above section at least 16 times before next part.

Chorus:

|------------------------|-----------------------------|
|o-------------------3---|--------------------------o--|
|o-------1--3--4--5------|-------1--3--44--3--1-----o--|
|---3-3------------------|--3-3------------------3-----|
    T T  T  T  T  T  T      T T  T  T  TT  T  T  T
Repeat the above section twice.

Solo:

------Please Note------

The solo has not been tabbed as this can just be improvised in the key 
of E.
-----------------------

Outro:

|----------------|--------|----------------|-------------------|
|----------------|--------|----------------|------5-*---*------|
|----------------|--------|----------------|--5h7-----*--------|
|--0---0-0---00--|--3--5--|--0---0-0---00--|--------------3--5-|
   T   T T   TT     T  T     T   T T   TT     P/  P P T P T  T


|----------------|--------|----------------|
|----------------|--------|----------------|
|----------------|--------|----------------|
|--0---0-0---00--|--3--5--|--0---0-0---00--|
   T   T T   TT     T  T     T   T T   TT

Key:

T = Slap/Tap
P = Pop/Pick

o
  = repeat between these
o

h = hammer on
/ = slide
* = muted note


tabbed by John Young 

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- V E R S I O N  2 -

What It Is by RHCP   
From the album Out in La   

                         tr~~
G-|--------------------|-----|------------------|--9//11-|
D-|--------------------|-----|------------------|--9//11-|
A-|--------------------|-----|------------------|--------|
E-|-O---0--0-----0-0---|h1p0-|-0---0--0----0-0--|--------|
    x   x  x     x x    x x    x   x  x    x x

G-|--------------------|-------------|--------------------|---------------|
D-|--------------------|-5---5-------|--------------------|-5---5---------|
A-|--------------------|-------------|--------------------|---------------|
E-|-0---0--0----0-0h5h7|---*---5---7-|-0---0--0----0-0h5h7|---x---5-5-7-7-|
    x   x  x    x x      p x p x   x   x   x  x    x x      p x p x x x x
Verse:
G-|-----------------------|-9--------------------|
D-|-o--9------------------|--------------------o-|
A-|-o--------------5--5h7-|-------------5-5h7--o-|
E-|-----0--0h5h7----------|--0--0h5h7------------|

Chorus:
G-|-----------------|---------------------|
D-|-o---------------|-------------------o-|
A-|-o---------------|-------------------o-|
E-|--7-3--0-0-3-5-7-|--7-3--0-0-7-7-5-3---|


tr~~=trill
x=slap
p=pop
9//11=slide from 9 to 11
*=choked note
h=hammer on
|----------|
|-o------o-|   = repeat everything between these symbols
|-o------o-|
|----------|

Ryan Paquette
wenrick@vianet.on.ca





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