I Can't Explain

Animated I Can't Explain tab by The Who on guitar. So easy you'll be playing in minutes.

Some early Who here. The song verses are centred around the same few chord stabs you can hear from the start:

E5 - D5 - D5 - A5 - E5 - E5 (repeat)

There is a little variation in this sequence towards the choruses (such as this B5, or this part), but nothing epic.

Just keep the chord stabs sharp, and mute the strings between. Listen to the drums to help you keep time.

The choruses are based around some standard chord shapes:

E major - C# major - A major - B major

After the first chorus the song follows this format:

verse - lead lick - verse - chorus - verse - 2nd lead lick - verse (end)

Use the Quick Links to jump to parts you wish to work on.

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