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Song:  The Way It Is
Artist:  The Strokes
Album:  Room On Fire

Guitar 1: Nick Valensi
Guitar 2: Albert Hammond Jr.

Intro:

Guitar 1 and 2

e: ----------------------------------------------------------|
B: ----------------------------------------------------------|
G: --4-4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2--|
D: --4-4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2--|  x2
A: --2-2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2--|
E: ----------------------------------------------------------|


Verse:

Guitar 1

(Part 1)

e: --0-----0-----0-----0-----|
B: --0-----0-----0-----0-----|
G: --1 x8--3 x8--1 x8--3 x8--|
D: --2-----4-----2-----4-----|
A: --------------------------|
E: --------------------------|

e: ----------------------------------------------------------|
B: ----------------------------------------------------------|
G: --4-4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2--|
D: --4-4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2--|
A: --2-2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2--|
E: ----------------------------------------------------------|

(Part 2)

e: --0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0------|
B: --0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0------|
G: --1 x8--3 x8--1 x8--3 x8--1 x8--3 x8--1 x8--3 x16--|
D: --2-----4-----2-----4-----2-----4-----2-----4------|
A: ---------------------------------------------------|
E: ---------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2

(Part 1)

e: ---------------------------------------------------|
B: ---------------------9----7-----5----4-----5----4--|
G: ---------------------------------------------------|
D: ---9-------8-------9----9----6-----4-----6----4----|
A: ---------------------------------------------------|
E: ---------------------------------------------------|

e: ----------------------------------------------------------|
B: ----------------------------------------------------------|
G: --4-4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2--|
D: --4-4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2--|
A: --2-2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2--|
E: ----------------------------------------------------------|

(Part 2)

e: ---------------------------------------------------|
B: ---------------------9----7-----5----4-----5----4--|
G: ---------------------------------------------------|
D: ---9-------8-------9----9----6-----4-----6----4----|  x2
A: ---------------------------------------------------|
E: ---------------------------------------------------|


Chorus:

Guitar 1

e: --------------------------------------------0------------|
B: --4------4------4------4------4------4------0------------|
G: --4------3 x8---4------3 x8---4------3 x8---1 x8---9-----|
D: --4 x8---4------4 x8---4------4 x8---4------2------9 x8--|
A: --2-------------2-------------2--------------------9-----|
E: ---------------------------------------------------------|


Guitar 2

e: -----------------------------------|
B: -----------------------------------|
G: --4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|
D: -----------------------------------|  x3
A: -----------------------------------|
E: -----------------------------------|

e: -----------------------------------|
B: ---------------------9----7--------|
G: -----------------------------------|
D: ---9-------8-------9----9----------|
A: -----------------------------------|
E: -----------------------------------|


Solo:

Guitar 1

e: ----------------------------------------------------------|
B: ----------------------------------------------------------|
G: --4-4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2--|
D: --4-4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2--|
A: --2-2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2--|
E: ----------------------------------------------------------|

                |----x6------------|
e: -------------|---------|--------|
B: -------------|---------|--------|
G: --11-11-9-11-|-11-9-11-|-11-9---|
D: --11-11-9-11-|-11-9-11-|-11-9---|
A: ---9--9-9--9-|--9-9--9-|--9-9---|
E: -------------|---------|--------|

e: ----------------------------------------------------------|
B: ----------------------------------------------------------|
G: --4-4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2--|
D: --4-4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2-4--4-2--|
A: --2-2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2--|
E: ----------------------------------------------------------|

                |----x5--------------------|
e: -------------|---------|----------------|
B: -------------|---------|----------------|
G: --11-11-9-11-|-11-9-11-|-11-11--11-11---|
D: --11-11-9-11-|-11-9-11-|-11-11--11-11---|
A: ---9--9-9--9-|--9-9--9-|--9--9---9--9---|
E: -------------|---------|----------------|

Guitar 2

e: -------------------------------------------------|
B: -------------------------------------------------|
G: -------------------------------------------------|
D: --9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9/11/13-13-13-1311-119-9---------|  x2
A: -------------------------------------------------|
E: -------------------------------------------------|

e: ------------------------------------------------|
B: ------------------------------------------------|
G: ------------------------------------------------|
D: --4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4/6/8-8-8-8/6-6/4-4/------------|
A: ------------------------------------------------|
E: ------------------------------------------------|

e: -------------------------------------------------|
B: -------------------------------------------------|
G: -------------------------------------------------|
D: --8-8-8-8-8-8-8/11/14-14-14-14-1413-1311-11------|
A: -------------------------------------------------|
E: -------------------------------------------------|

e: -------------------------------------------------|
B: -------------------------------------------------|
G: -------------------------------------------------|
D: --9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9/11/13-13-13-1311-119-9---------|  x2
A: -------------------------------------------------|
E: -------------------------------------------------|

e: ------------------------------------------------|
B: ------------------------------------------------|
G: ------------------------------------------------|
D: --4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4/6/8-8-8-8/6-6/4-4/------------|
A: ------------------------------------------------|
E: ------------------------------------------------|

e: ------------------------------------------------|
B: ------------------------------------------------|
G: ------------------------------------------------|
D: --8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-------------------------------|
A: ------------------------------------------------|
E: ------------------------------------------------|

Outro:

Guitar 1

e: --------------------------------------------------------2------|
B: --4------4------4------4------4------4-----4-----4------2------|
G: --4------3 x8---4------3 x8---4------3 x8--4-----3 x16--1 x13--|
D: --4 x8---4------4 x8---4------4 x8---4-----4 x8--4------2------|
A: --2-------------2-------------2------------2-------------------|
E: ---------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2

e: -----------------------------------|
B: -----------------------------------|
G: --4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|
D: -----------------------------------|  x5
A: -----------------------------------|
E: -----------------------------------|

e: ------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|
B: ---------------------------------------------|
G: --3-3-3-3-3-3-3-x----------------------------|
D: ---------------------------------------------|  x3
A: ---------------------------------------------|
E: ---------------------------------------------|
_____________________________________________________________________

Intro
Verse
Chorus
Solo
Verse (Part 2)
Chorus
Outro

            
            
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Strokes_95 51 May 20, 2014 05:13 PM

Anyone know how to get the sound of the lead guitar? Great tab btw!

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kevinkowalew 10 Jul 27, 2015 02:28 PM

Get a Jekyll and Hyde V2 Distortion & Overdrive Pedal my man, its relatively inexpensive and its exact what both Nick and Albert use live and in studio!

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