Walk Of Life by Dire Straits Lesson

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the play-along on the song app includes the B chord! and as I can’t print the easy tabs or import them into an app that allows scrolling, how can I play along?

Hello @csallier and welcome to the community.

I don’t use the App so can’t check.

The basic structure is like a 12-bar rock n roll using A, D and E.
If transposed to a different key that would become E, A, B.
(you don’t need to know the theory behind that so don’t sweat on it).
If that is what the App has then the B chord will appear in the chorus - say at the end of the first line over lyric ‘sweet lovin’ woman’.
Is that correct?
If so, can you change key on the App?
If not, you need to place a capo on fret 7 and play chord shapes that look like A, D and E to match the actual chords of E, A and B.
Does that help?

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interesting thing about this song is that it uses techniques from the beginner blues lesson and the power chord rock lessons. I was struggling with the bluesy technique of it with strumming up and down on 2 strings (just accuracy with hitting only those 2 strings), but if you use the power chord technique taught, where you could essentially strumming all or most of the strings, but only ring out the 2 strings, it makes it much easier. Just lay your first finger across the fretboard to mute out the rest of the strings and strum away.

As far as I can tell Walk of Life has been removed from the Justin Guitar iOS App.
That is a shame because this song really needs the background organ tune to sound good and the App did that.
Anybody know if / why this song was removed from the App?
Any suggestions on other ways to play along with just the background organ sound?
p.s. Yes, the App did show the original EAB chords, but it was quite easy to transpose mentally and play ADE with a capo on the 7th fret

Hi Leo, several songs have been removed from the app due to licencing issues. There are several threads f. ex.:
Songs Missing from App

A lot of app users were concerned about that, but that’s the reason why.