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hello.  i have tabbed for you 'the modern age' by the wonderful band the strokes.
this is my own work; i didn't just go to mxtabs.net and copy and paste a tab like
some cheating bastards do.  im only 15, this is my first tab, ive played guitar
for two yrs+ two monthts, and it's all done by ear- just to let you get an idea
of the accuracy you can expect out of this.  remember: knock yourself out, not
up and without further ado-
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Song:  The Modern Age
Band:  The Strokes
Album: Is this It
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[Intro]

guitar 1: all upstrokes

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|------------------------ Repeat--| 4X
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|


[Verse]

guitar 1:  all upstrokes (again)

e--------------------------------------------------|
b--------------------------------------------------|
g--11-11-11-11-9--9--9--9--11-11-11-11--9--9--9--9-|
D--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x---x--x--x--x-|
A--9--9--9--9--7--7--7--7--9--9--9--9---7--7--7--7-|
E--------------------------------------------------|

e--------------------------------------------------|
b--------------------------------------------------|
g--9--9--9--9--7--7--7--7--9--9--9--9--7--7--7--7--|
D--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|
A--7--7--7--7--5--5--5--5--7--7--7--7--5--5--5--5--|
E--------------------------------------------------|


[Verse]

guitar 2: eight note bar chords
  D major:
   e-------------------------|
   b-------------------------|
   g-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|
   D-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-| Repeat for four measures
   A-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|
   E-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|

  G major:
   e------------------------|
   b------------------------|
   g-4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4-|
   D-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-| Repeat for four measures
   A-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-|
   E-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3-|


[PRE-CHORUS/BRIDGE]
guitar 1: 8 quater notes.

e-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3-|
b-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3-|
g-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|
D------------------------| (i know, it seems weird, but it sounds right;
A------------------------|  don't knock it till you try it, eh?)
E------------------------|


[PRE-CHORUS/BRIDGE.]
guitar 2: eight note bars (just continue the g bar chords from the verse for two
more measures, very simple.)

e----------------------------------|
b----------------------------------|
g--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
D--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
A--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|


[Chorus]

guitar 1: eight notes.

e---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
g-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12---|
D--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--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--9-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10---|
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
g-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11---|
D--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x---|
A-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9---|
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e------------------------------------------------|
b------------------------------------------------|
g-9--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--x-| Repeat 2x.
A-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7-|
E------------------------------------------------|


[Chorus]

guitar 2: eight note bar chords again.  you know you love 'em.  im pretty sure
that the last chord is an a bar, but it very well could be an e power, so keep
that in mind and see which sounds the best.  i went ahead and tabbed it with
the a.

e---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
g-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11 11-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12---|
D-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12---|
A-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10---|
E-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10---|

e---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
g-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11---|
D-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12---|
A-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12---|
E-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10---|

e---------------------------------|
b---------------------------------|
g-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
D-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
A-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
E-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|


[Solo]

guitar 1:


e-----------------------------------------------------------|
b-----------------------------------------------------------|
g-11b1/2--11b1/2--11b1/2--11b1/2--10h11p10--7--10~---7--10~-|
D-----------------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------|

e---------------------------------------------------------------------|
b---------------------------------------------------------------------|
g-11b1/2r11p10h11--7--10~---7--10~---11b1/2-11--11b1/2-11---11b1/2-11-|
D---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------------|

e---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
g-10h11-\7~------------------------------------------^^12p^^10p^^7p^^5p^^4p-|
D-----------^^^^12p^^10p^^7p^^5p^^3p^^5p^^7p^^10p^^12-----------------------|
A---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e--------------------------------------------------------------------|
b------------------------------------------------------12-12-12-10~--|
g-^^5p^^7p^^10p^^12^^10p^^7p^^5p^^4p^^5p^^7p^^10p^^12--12-12-12-12~--|
D--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------------|

e----------------13bW-13bW-13bW-----------|
b-12-12-12-10~-------------------12b1/4~~-|
g-12-12-12-12~----------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------|


[Solo]

guitar 2: eight note bar chords.

play for eight measures                play for eight measures
e-------------------------             e-----------------|
b-------------------------             b-----------------|
g-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-             g-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
D-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-  and then:  D-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
A-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-             A-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-             E-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|

ENDING.
guitar 1:

e--------|
b-11\\\--|
g--------|
D-8------|
A--------|
E--------|


[Intro 01]

VERSE 5X.              :14
PRE-CHORUS/BRIDGE.    1:19
CHORUS 2X.            1:23
SOLO.                 1:49
VERSE 3X.             2:15
PRE-CHORUS/BRIDGE.    2:54
CHORUS 2X.            2:58
ENDING.               3:24

i would like to thank my mother and father for making this tab possible, my
agent and my pet cat and lover, Marciano.  thank you for your support.  oh
yea and id like to thank the band that inspired me to waste three hours of
my time to write this tab out- the strokes.  but most of all my kitty.
that's where i get all my pussy, you know?

any questions, comments, or views on beastiality laws? feel free to email me.
name's chris. (im not going to put my last name because i dont want to get raped).
badfinger1102@yahoo.com.  have fun with it.


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legend:

^ = tremolo picking on open string
p = pull-off
bw = bend whole step (=two frets)
b1/2 = bend half step (=one fret)
b1/4 = bend quater step (=1/2 fret- just listen)
r = release
h = hammer on
~ = vibrato
/ = slide up
\ = slide down

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guitarzan23 40 Mar 19, 2007 02:09 PM

version 1 sounds better and is simpler...

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sam_da_mann73 10 Nov 16, 2007 07:16 AM

your mental mate

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kingofli-on 57 Jun 30, 2008 08:36 PM

sick freak

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