“Pretty Little Ditty” by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Riff Rundown

Difficulty: Easy (guitar) Advanced (bass)

“Butterfly” Riff

This Chili Pepper riff from the instrumental song “Pretty Little Ditty” off of their 1989 album “Mother’s Milk” would resurface about 10 years later in the popular hit by the band Crazy Town called “Butterfly”. It’s the later version by Crazy Town that is most recognized now, but let’s not forget who really wrote the music.



The bass line is pretty challenging. Finger pick it throughout.

Here’s what they sound like together:

Riff Resources

Complete Transcription To “Pretty
Little Ditty” (PDF)

Complete Transcription
To “Pretty Little Ditty” (Power Tab)