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This version includes the strumming pattern of the song's main riffs and chords as well as the accurate timing and structure of the recorded song. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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                  The Strokes - I Can't Win (2:35) - 2003
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Tuning: Standard

Strumming pattern: See each section * 
- No other tabs had the strumming pattern so I've given it my best for
how I think the main riff and some other parts are done. 
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[Guitar 1: Nick Valensi]

[Guitar 2: Albert Hammond Jr.]

Both guitars should have overdrive on
and optionally set to the Bridge PU.
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[Intro] 0:00 

[Guitar 1 & 2] - Single down strum together (let it ring out). 

      C#m7   
e|-----4--------|
B|-----5--------|
G|-----4--------|
D|-----6--------|
A|-----4--------|
E|-----x--------|

[Intro/Main Riff] 0:02 - 0:16

[Guitar 1] 

   D D D D U   D U D U D U   D D D D U   D U D U D U  * 
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-4-4-4-4—4---4-4-4-4-4-4---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5-5-----------------|
G|-6-6-4-4-4---6-6-4-4-4-4---6-6-4-4-4---6-6-4-4-4-4-----------------| (x3)
D|-4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4-4---6-6-6-6-6---6-6-6-6-6-6-----------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Verse] 0:17 - 0:36

[Guitar 1]                 You can do all of these as down strums *

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---4---------4--------4--------------------------------------------|
D|---4--(x16)--2--(x8)--2--(x8)--------------------------------------| (x4)
A|---2---------2--------4--------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Guitar 2] The tabs here should line up with each chord from Guitar 1

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-9-9-9-9--7-7-6-6-6----(x2)-----7-7-7-7--6-6-4-4-4----(x2)---------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Chorus/Main Riff] 0:37 - 0:46

[Guitar 1]

   D D D D U   D U D U D U   D D D D U   D U D U D U  * 
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-4-4-4-4—4---4-4-4-4-4-4---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5-5-----------------|
G|-6-6-4-4-4---6-6-4-4-4-4---6-6-4-4-4---6-6-4-4-4-4-----------------| (x2)
D|-4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4-4---6-6-6-6-6---6-6-6-6-6-6-----------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Guitar 2]   These two chords can be strummed the same as the main riff *

       B        C#m          
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----4---------5---------------------------------------------------|
G|-----4---------6---------------------------------------------------| (x2)
D|-----4---------6---------------------------------------------------|
A|----(2)-------(4)--------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Post Chorus] 0:47 - 0:56

[Guitar 1]

e|----7---9---7----6---7---6----6---9---6---6---9---6----------------|
B|--9---9---9----5---5---5----7---7---7---7---7---7------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Guitar 2]

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--9999-999-9999-999-8888-888-8888-888-8888-888-8888-888------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Verse 2] 0:57 - 1:16

[Guitar 1]                 

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---4---------4--------4--------------------------------------------|
D|---4--(x16)--2--(x8)--2--(x8)--------------------------------------| (x4)
A|---2---------2--------4--------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Guitar 2]

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-9-9-9-9--7-7-6-6-6----(x2)-----7-7-7-7--6-6-4-4-4----(x2)---------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Chorus/Main Riff] 1:16 - 1:25

[Guitar 1]

   D D D D U   D U D U D U   D D D D U   D U D U D U  * 
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-4-4-4-4—4---4-4-4-4-4-4---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5-5-----------------|
G|-6-6-4-4-4---6-6-4-4-4-4---6-6-4-4-4---6-6-4-4-4-4-----------------| (x2)
D|-4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4-4---6-6-6-6-6---6-6-6-6-6-6-----------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Guitar 2]   

       B        C#m          
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----4---------5---------------------------------------------------|
G|-----4---------6---------------------------------------------------| (x2)
D|-----4---------6---------------------------------------------------|
A|----(2)-------(4)--------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Post Chorus] 1:26 - 1:35

[Guitar 1]

e|----7---9---7----6---7---6----6---9---6---6---9---6----------------|
B|--9---9---9----5---5---5----7---7---7---7---7---7------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Guitar 2] Fast picking - DUDU UDU on each set here *

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--9999-999-9999-999-8888-888-8888-888-8888-888-8888-888------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Solo] 1:36 - 1:55

[Guitar 1]

- The solo tab for [Guitar 1] is probably best shown on a Youtube tutorial.
There is already the solo tabbed in one of the versions on here but I 
can't be sure as to how accurate it is, thus why I'm leaving it out.

[Guitar 2]   Each chord strummed down 8 times in a stacato rhythm *

e|---4---------9------------------------------------------------------|
B|---4---------9------------------------------------------------------|
G|---4---------9------------------------------------------------------| (x2)
D|--(6)-------(11)----------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Chorus/Main Riff] 1:56 - 2:24

[Guitar 1]

   D D D D U   D U D U D U   D D D D U   D U D U D U  * 
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-4-4-4-4—4---4-4-4-4-4-4---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5-5-----------------|
G|-6-6-4-4-4---6-6-4-4-4-4---6-6-4-4-4---6-6-4-4-4-4-----------------| (x6)
D|-4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4-4---6-6-6-6-6---6-6-6-6-6-6-----------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Guitar 2]   

       B        C#m          
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----4---------5---------------------------------------------------|
G|-----4---------6---------------------------------------------------| (x6)
D|-----4---------6---------------------------------------------------|
A|----(2)-------(4)--------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Outro] 2:25 - 2:35

[Guitar 1 & 2]  Struming pattern is - DD DD DD DD *

       G#7   
e|-----(4)-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|------7---- < Pinky finger on 7 instead of 4 sounds more like it --|
G|------5------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------4------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------6------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------4------------------------------------------------------------|


End.

Feel free to give feedback! :)

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| x   Dead note
| g   Grace note
| (n) Ghost note
| h   Hammer-on
| p   Pull-off
| r   Release
| >   Accented note
| t   Tapping
| b   Bend
| br  Bend release
| pb  Pre-bend
| pbr Pre-bend release
| /   Slide up
| \   Slide down
| ~   Vibrato
| s   Slap
| P   Pop
| PM  Palm mute
| TR  Trill
| N   Tremolo

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