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Is This It Album Chords & Tabs

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Is This It Album Tab

   
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#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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Artist:  The Strokes 
Album:   Is This It 
Made By: Sam Rodriguez

Song Order
=========================|
1.Is This IT |
2.The Modern Age |
3.Soma |
4.Barely Legal |
5.Someday |
6.Alone Together |
7.Last Night |
8.Hard To Explain |
9.When It Started##### | i couldnt find it. sorry 
10.Trying Your Luck |
11.Take It Or Leave It |
=========================|

       ************
IS THIS IT
       ************

Verse:
  F              A#
e--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-
B-6-6-5---6-6-5---6-6-5---6-6-5----
G-------7-------7-------7-------7--
D----------------------------------
A----------------------------------
E----------------------------------


Chorus

First guitar

  F              A#
e--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-
B-6-6-5---6-6-5---6-6-5---6-6-5----
G-------7-------7-------7-------7--
D----------------------------------
A----------------------------------
E----------------------------------


Second guitar

F             C
Is this it
F             C
Is this it
F             C
Is this it

Verse:
Said they'd give you anything ect,


Bridge:
Dear, can't you see ect.

Chorus:
Is this it
Is this it
Is this it

Verse:
Can't you see I'm trying ect.

Chords used:
      F*     A#
e-----8------6----
B-----10-----6----
G-----10-----7----
D-----10-----8----
A-----8------8----
E-----8------6----

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THE MODERN AGE 
       ****************
intro

part 1 (x4)
E---2-2-2-2---0-0-0-0---------
B---1-1-1-1---1-1-1-1---------
G---2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2---------
D---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0---------
A-----------------------------
E-----------------------------

part 2a (x2)   
         [chord: D]
E-----------------------------
B-----------------------------
G--11-11-11-11---9-9-9-9------
D---x--x--x--x---x-x-x-x------
A---9--9--9--9---7-7-7-7------
E-----------------------------

part 2b (x2)
         [chord: G]
E-----------------------------
B-----------------------------
G---9--9--9--9---7-7-7-7------
D---x--x--x--x---x-x-x-x------
A---7--7--7--7---5-5-5-5------
E-----------------------------

(repeat part 2a & 2b two times each until the chorus)

 [D (part 2a)]
  Up on a hill, that´s where we begin
                                     [G (part 2b)]
  This little story, a long time ago,
                                       etc.

chorus:

Leavin' just in time ect.
         


lead guitar in chorus:
                     [D/F#]
E------------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------
G---11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-
D----x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x-
A----9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9-
E------------------------------------------------
                     
                     [Em]
E------------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------
G---12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-
D----x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x-
A---10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-
E------------------------------------------------

                     [F#m]
E------------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------
G---11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-
D----x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x-
A----9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9-
E------------------------------------------------

                     [A]
E------------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------
G----9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9-
D----x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x-
A----7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7-
E------------------------------------------------


(solo: D - G)
   
(then goes back to part 2a & part 2b)

last chorus:
Leavin' just in time ect.
    

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obs:
* = i´m not sure about the name of this chord. anyway, it is played like this:

E--2--      E--x--
B--3--      B--7-- 
G--2--  or  G--7--
D-----      D--7--
A-----      A--9--
E--2--      E--x--

** = this chord is played like this:

E--3--      E--x--                     E-----
B--5--      B--8--                     B-----
G--4--  or  G--9--  but not like this  G-----
D--2--      D--9--                     D--2--
A--x--      A--7--                     A--2--
E-----      E-----                     E-----


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       ******
SOMA
       ******

Intro:G, G,

 G         G
E--------10--------10
B-----8-8------8-8---
G-9-9------9-9-------
D--------------------
A--------------------
E--------------------
Verse riff:

  G                      F 
E---------10-------10------------8--------8-
B-----8-8------8-8-----------6-6------6-6---
G-9-9------9-9-----------7-7------7-7-------
D-------------------------------------------
A-------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------

Then after two lines of this, the second guitar comes in and does a slight
variation of the riff(something like this):

E---10---10---10---10---8---8---8---8
B--8--8-8--8-8--8-8--8-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-
G-9----9----9----9----7---7---7---7--
D------------------------------------
A------------------------------------
E------------------------------------


Then the next bit of the song goes:

  G
E-10--10--10--10--10--10--9-9-9-9
B---------------------------------
G-7---7---7---7---7---7---6-6-6-6-   X 2
D---------------------------------
A---------------------------------
E---------------------------------

  Dm
E-10--10--10--10--10--10--8-8-8-8-
B---------------------------------
G-7---7---7---7---7---7---5-5-5-5-   X 2
D---------------------------------
A---------------------------------
E---------------------------------


Then the chords go:
G,G,G,G,G


Chord shapes:

  G     F     Dm
E-7-----5-----5
B-8-----6-----6
G-7-----5-----7
D--------------
A--------------
E--------------

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       **************
BARELY LEGAL
       **************

   G
e---------------------------------------------
B---------------------------------------------
G---------------------------------------------
D---------------------------------------------
A--5-5-5--7-------------5-5-5--7--------------
E-----------7-7-7-7-5-7----------7-7-7-7-5-7--

   C
e---------------------------------------------
B---------------------------------------------
G---------------------------------------------
D---------------------------------------------
A--5-5-5--7-------------5-5-5--7--------------
E-----------7-7-7-7-5-7----------7-7-7-7-5-7--


Guitar Riff 1
e--------------------------------
G--------------------------------
B----2---2---2---2---4---4---4--4   x2
D--3---3---3---3--/5---5---5--5--
A--------------------------------
E--------------------------------

e--------------------------------
G--------------------------------
B----2---2---2---2---0---0---0--0   x2
D--3---3---3---3---2---2---2--2--
A--------------------------------
E--------------------------------


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       *********
Someday
       *********


INTRO AND VERSES

FIRST GUITAR
   A      D                A
e--5--7---9--7---9--7---7--5-
B--5--5---7--7---7--7---7--5-
G--6--6---7--7---7--7---7--6-
D--7--7---9--9---9--9---9--7-
A----------------------------
E----------------------------

SECOND GUITAR

Play A D A  during intro after the first guitar played his part one time
(listen to the song) and also during all verses like this:


BRIDGE:
   A         E        F#m            D     A
e-----12--------10---------9---------5-----5--
B--14----14--12----12--10----10------7-----5--
G------------------------------------7-----6--
D------------------------------------7-----7--
A------------------------------------5-----7--
E------------------------------------5-----5--


Oh, my ex says I'm lacking in depth ect


CHORUS:
         
Oh, someday ect.


VERSE:
And now my fears ect.

BRIDGE:
Oh, my ex says I'm lacking in depth ect

CHORUS:
Oh, someday ...

CHORDS USED:
     A      D      E    F#m     E
e----5------5------0------2------7
B----5------7------0------2------9
G----6------7------1------2------9
D----7------7------2------4------9
A----7------5------2------4------7
E----5------5------0------2------7


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       ****************
Alone Together
       ****************


INTRO:
  Am
e---------------------------------
B-----1---------------1-----------
G-------2---------------2---------
D---------2-2-0-2---------2-2-0-2-
A-0-0-------------0-0-------------
E---------------------------------

VERSES:
No choice now ect.


CHORUS:
FIRST GUITAR

  Am              B#m
e-------------------------------
B-------------------------------
G----------------------7--------
D-7-7-9------------9-9----------
A-------10--10-10--------9--9-9-
E-------------------------------


SECOND GUITAR


Take me away ect.

BREAK:
Like the intro

VERSE
People tried.ect...

trans:
E-5-5-5-8-8-8-
B-5-5-5-8-8-8-
G-------------
D-------------
A-------------
E-------------

BRIDGE
He knows it's justified to kill ect.


CHORUS:
I am with you ect.


SOLO:
  Am    C       B       C      
e-3-3-4-5-5-5-5-8-8-8-8-7-7-7-7-8-8-8-8-5-5-5-5-8-8-8-8-7-7-7-7-8---8--
B-3-3-4-5-5-5-5-8-8-8-8-7-7-7-7-8-8-8-8-5-5-5-5-8-8-8-8-7-7-7-7---7----
G----------------------------------------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------------

e--3--3--3--3----------------------3--3--3--3------10-10-10-10--
B-5--5--5--5--5----3--3--3--3-----5--5--5--5--5---8--8--8--8--8-
G-----------------5--5--5--5--5---------------------------------
D---------------------------------------------------------------
A---------------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------

Play that part like the beginning of the solo

The first time ect.

  D   Am+
e-10--17-
B-10--17-
G--------
D--------
A--------
E--------

OUTRO:
e-17-15-------------5-4-3-------
B------17--17-15----------5-4-3-
G---------------17--------------
D-------------------------------
A-------------------------------
E-------------------------------

End with the intro
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/s/strokes/is_this_it_album_tab.html ]
CHORDS USED:
    G    F   Am   B#m   Am   C   D
e---3----1----0----2----5----3---5---
B---3----1----1----3----5----5---7---
G---4----2----2----4----5----5---7---
A---5----3----2----4----7----5---7---
D-----------------------7----3---5---
E-----------------------5----3---5---


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       ************
Last Night
       ************

INTRO/CHORUS:

guitar 1

E-------
B-------
G-5-----
D-X-----
A-3-----
E-------


guitar 2
E-----------------
B-----------------
G-----------------
D-10------------10
A--8--X8--then--10 X8
E--8-------------8


VERSE:
guitar 1
  C            D            G
E-----------------------------
B-----------------------------
G-5------------7------------12
D-X---X8 then--X---X4 then---X- X8  -  the bass plays G-E-D here at the
end..but only the bass
A-3------------5------------10
E------------------------------


guitar 2
  C            D            G
E-8------------1------------3-
B-8------------1------------3-
G-9------------2------------4-
D-----------------------------
A-----------------------------
E-----------------------------


SOLO:
Leading into the solo is more C's but guitar 1 plays it up higher like this:
E----
B-13-
G--X-
D-10-
A----
E----

Guitar 1 plays C - F - G during the solo

solo:

E-13^15----13^15--11-----11----13^15----13^15--11-----11----
B---------------------13--------------------------13--11--10
G---------------------------------------------------------10
D-----------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------



E-11-----10------------8--------8---------8---11-----10------------8--------8---------8
B----10------8--11^13-----11^13----11^13---------10------8--11^13-----11^13----11^13---
G--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                            TP->
E---------------------------8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--11^13-
B---------------------------8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--------
G-8----8----8----8----8--------------------------------
D---10---10---10---10---10-----------------------------
A------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------

OUTRO:
E-------
B-------
G-5-----
D-X-----
A-3-----
E-------


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       *****************
Hard To Explain
       *****************

INTRO:
FIRST GUITAR
e-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--
B------------------------------------------------------------------
G------------------------------------------------------------------
D------------------------------------------------------------------
A------------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------

e---------------------------------------------------------
B---3-5-----3--5--7--5--3--5--7--5------------------------
G-5-----2-0--5--5--5--5--5--5------0--2--4--2--0--2--4--2-
D---------------------------------------------------------
A---------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------


+ G G G G

SECOND GUITAR

G Em Am Am Am Am D D D D C C C C G G G G (play 8 times each note)

VERSE:
(Play it the same way as the intro)

VERSE:
Oh, we shared some ideas ect

BRIDGE:
Raised in Carolina ect.

CHORUS:
SECOND GUITAR
    
e--------------------------------------
B--------------------------------------
G-4-7-4-5-4-4-7-4-5-4---4---------4----  play it 4 times but stop at the  
D---------------------5---5-7-5-5---7-5  first 7 (^) for the fourth time
A---------------------------^----------
E--------------------------------------
     
The first guitar play a Gh during all the chorus

I missed the last bus ect.

VERSE:
Says he can't decide ect.

BRIDGE:
Raised in Carolina, she says ect.

CHORUS:
I say the right things but act the wrong way ect.

CHORDS USED:
  G or Gl   Em   Am   D    C    Gh
e---3-------7----5----5----3----10---
B---3-------8----5----7----5----12---
G---4-------9----5----7----5----12---
D---5-------9----7----7----5----12---
A---5-------7----7----5----3----10---
E---3-------7----5----5----3----10---


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       *****************
When It Started
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????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
??????????????????f???????u???????C???????K????????y???????o???????u????????????????
????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????


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       ******************
Trying Your Luck
       ******************

INTRO
PLAY IT TWICE

FIRST GUITAR

  Am       Dm       F       G        Em
e---------------------------------------------------
B---------------------------------------------------
G-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-
D---------------------------------------------------
A---------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------

e-----------------------------------
B-----------------------------------
G-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--
D-----------------------------------
A-----------------------------------
E-----------------------------------

SECOND GUITAR

PLAY Am F Dm G Em   

VERSE: 
You said you couldn't ect.

BRIDGE:
SECOND GUITAR 

Play it twice

e----------1----e---------------
B-3—-3-1-3—-3-1-B---------1-----
G-2—-2-2-2------ x2 and thenG-2—-2-0-2—-2-0- x2
D-0—-0-0-0------D-2—-2-2-2------
A---------------A-0—-0-0-0------
E---------------E---------------

FIRST GUITAR
No harm, he's armed ect.



VERSE:
And storefronts rarely change ect.

CHORUS:

FIRST GUITAR 

e---------------------------------------------------------------
B---------------------------------------------------------------
G---------------------------------------------------------------
D-----------2-3-3-2-3-------------------------------------------
A---------------------3-5-5-3-5--5-2-----------------5-7-7-5-7--
E-3-5-5-3-5--------------------------5-3------------------------


e---------------------------------------------------
B---------------------------------------------------
G---------------------------------------------------
D-----------2-3-3-2-3-------------------------------
A---------------------3-5-5-3-5--5-2-----5-7-7-5-7--
E-3-5-5-3-5--------------------------5-3------------




And then play like the intro

      SECOND GUITAR

And I lost my page. Again ect.
 

VERSE:
Let's see what's for sale ect.

BRIDGE:
No harm, he's armed ect.

SOLO:
FIRST GUITAR

e-------------------------10-10b11-10-----------10-10b11-10------16b17-15-
B-13-12-10-13-12-10—-10-13-----------13-10—10-13-----------13-12----------
G-------------------------------------------------------------------------
D-------------------------------------------------------------------------
A-------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------


e------------------------------------------------------13-13-13-13-14-15-15-15-
B-18-17-15----------------------------13-15-15-15-15-16------------------------
G---------15-12h14h-14-14-12h14-14-14------------------------------------------
D------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------------------

CHORUS:
And I lost my page again ect.



CHORDS USED:
   Am   Dm   F     G   Em    Em*   F5   D5   C5    E5  E5* 
e--5----5----8-----3----7-----0---------------------------
B--5----6----10----3----8-----0---------------------------
G--5----7----10----4----9-----0----10---7----------9------
D—-7----7----10----5----9-----2----10---7----10----9----2-
A—-7----5----8-----5----7-----2----8----5----10----7----2-
E—-5----5----8-----3----7-----0--------------8----------0-


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       *********************
Take It Or Leave It
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INTRO

FIRST GUITAR

     A  G# Dm   C(these chords are for the piano)
e------------------------
B------------------------ 
G----9--8--7------------- 
D---------------10------- 
A------------------------  
E------------------------  

And then

FIRST GUITAR

e------------------------
B----8-8-----------------     THIS IS THE MAIN RIFF
G--9-------9-10-10-------  
D------------------------ 
A------------------------  
E------------------------  

SECOND GUITAR

C5  A#5  D5 (see the chords at the end)

VERSE:
It's the same ect.


BRIDGE

FIRST GUITAR it's still the same

SECOND GUITAR
C
Well, on the minds ect...

CHORUS:
FIRST GUITAR always the same

SECOND GUITAR
I said, "Just take it or leave it ect.
That's right    (keep playing C5 until tne E5 of the second bridge)

SECOND BRIDGE:
Oh, he's gonna let you down ect.
 


VERSE:
I fell off the track, now ect.

BRIDGE:
Well on the minds ect...

CHORUS:
I said, "Just take it or leave it ect.


That's right

BREAK AND SOLO:

SECOND GUITAR
Play C G# during all the part

FIRST GUITAR
This solo is very strange so my version is realy not perfect!
   
e------------------11--------------------------------------------
B--13-----13-----13-13-11p13-13-13-11-13-11-13-13-11-13-11-13-13-
G----------------------------------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------
  
e-------------11-11------11-11- - -
B-8--11--13-13------13-13------ - -
G------------------------------ - -
D------------------------------ - -
A------------------------------ - -
E------------------------------ - -


SECOND BRIDGE

Oh, he's gonna let you down ect...

Finish the same chords as the break

CHORDS USED:
   C5   A#5   D5   C   A#   Dm    E5  D#5   G# 
e------------------3----1----5--------------4---
B------------------5----3----6--------------4---
G---5----3----7----5----3----7----9----8----5---
D---5----3----7----5----3----7----9----8----6---
A---3----1----5----3----1----5----7----6----6---
E------------------3----1----5--------------4---
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