Should I Stay or Should I go – The Clash
This is a classic tune that every guitar player should know! Especially after the popularity of Stranger Things! This one may be tough for a 1-2 year student, but there are ways to make it a little easier.
You’ll need to know your basic D, G, A, and F chords. F is usually the trickiest one, and a way to “cheat” the chord is to NOT fret the high E at all, and have it be a 3 note chord containing F-A-C.
In measure 16 an A7 is used, again, if this proves tough, keep it with a basic A chord, work up to the A7, it isn’t critical.
The rhythm is sometimes an issue as well. Some students have a tough time with the start/stop/start/stop nature of the riff. Often times, and this is one of them, our ears are much better than our eyes. What I usually recommend is to listen to the lyrics, and ‘feel it’, getting away from the written page as quick as possible.