I’ve been working on learning Truth Doesn’t Make A Noise of the De Stijl album by The White Stripes on my own. It’s not a difficult song in terms of the cord progression. It’s pretty straight forward: Am -> G -> C -> D -> Am for the main part. You can find the tabs online of course. There are a couple versions, but this is the one I like best. The opening riff is a bit tricky and you’ll need some quick fingers to get it properly. I haven’t quite gotten the riff down, so I still need to work on it.
The thing I find most difficult isn’t the chord changes, it’s finding the rythym of the song when playing along with the lyrics. I’m still at the point where I need a pretty defined strumming pattern. If the pattern is a bit off tempo it makes it a bit trickier.
Here’s a video with my rendition of the song. BTW, it took me more than ten tries before getting a take that didn’t have constant mistakes. I know it still has a lot of errors, but that’s what this blog is for; to track my progress and let other see how someone else just learning is doing. The guitar is a Gibson ES-175SP, no amp.