Should I Stay or Should I Go by The Clash Lesson

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Tab is not showing up.

There is often a time lag from live lesson to tab.
It should be coming.
Cheers :grinning:

Fun lesson and perfect for level 2 - thank you @larynejg and @JustinGuitar !

Tab is there now! :slight_smile:

You’re welcome!!! I can play the intro yeyyyyyyy!


Great lesson!!!

Just to let you know:
The chord progression in the chorus part is wrong. There is shown D D G D but it should be D G D D. The Tabs are right but the chords with lyrics are wrong.

I Love this progression especially when I play the first session with the distortion

Hello @larynejg - great to see you here Laryne - a very big warm and happy welcome to the Community.
Now you’re here the answer to the question is obvious.
you should stay!

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Thanks for the alert. You are correct. @larynejg The Tab shows D, D, D, G instead of D, G, D, D for the first two repeat lines of the chorus.

Cheers :smiley:
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Hi is there also an extra bar of A in the final double chorus - ie ends with 3x bars A and not 4x bars A?


This popped up in my YouTube feed yesterday, I can’t believe I missed it when it was first posted. What an absolute riot to play!! :slight_smile:
Nice and straightforward, although the full speed chord changes on the chorus are going to take some work. Another song to my ever expanding “learning list”.

I’m having a little trouble getting the rhythm of the chorus/double time section. I’ve listened to both Justin and Marty’s lesson on this song, and I can’t quite seem to get that portion down.

The only way I’ve been able to map out rhythms in a way my brain will understand is to map it out as follows:

1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

And then draw up or down arrows on the appropriate beat. The closest I’ve been able to come is per the attached picture but that seems to give me an extra beat.

Can anyone help me by mapping it out for me, please? Thanks in advance.

I think it’s this:

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I believe John is correct, if we were to write it in rhythm notation I think it’ll look like this (excuse my napkin writing):

You don’t strum the 3rd beat.

Interesting watching the lesson and then referring to Justin’s own Rock Song book that he has a slightly different approach to the verses with Justin suggesting all down strums on the video lesson for the verse/riff progression BUT in the book advocating starting with U D U on the D chord then continuing with D U D U for G chord and D for final D chord. I guess it doesn’t make a lot of difference (still sounds right). Looking at a couple of videos of the Clash live it looks like it is down strums at the start at least.