The Jam 'Going Underground' lesson (TG217)

Learn the Jam's 1980 call to arms

The Jam Going Underground lesson TG217

Pick up Total Guitar issue 217 (on sale 8 July to 4 August) for an exclusive interview with the modfather himself Paul Weller about the making of the song, not to mention a backing track, a guide to nailing the guitar tones and the scales and chord diagrams from the tune.

Part One: Intro/verse

YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikGhjHUXJhM

Part Two: Connecting riff

YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we6Zcu4mU1A

Part Three: Pre-chorus

YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8ejk0iQoHc

Part Four: Chorus

YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTHyPaShpd0

Part Five: Minor riff

YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kozb98CzoIE

Part Six: Solo lick

YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKS-pIpjopY

Part Seven: Key change chorus

YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wi4dPnnV4Y

Part Eight: Bridge

YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qcm3JeFL1Ws

Part Nine: Outro

YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyRpNJfAIWA

Composed by Paul John Weller.
Tutor / audio: Steve Allsworth
Videographer: Martin Holmes

In the mag:

Read it!
Every song has a story. Where possible we speak to the musicians and studio technicians to explore the inspiration, as well as the writing and recording processes behind your favourite songs.

Get the sound!
As well as a backing track, every song comes with easy-to-read illustrated settings for amps and effects. This enables you to not only play classic riffs, solos and tunes, but to replicate the tone, too.

Backing tracks!
Every song you learn in the magazine comes with a backing track on your CD, so you can play the guitar parts along with a full band. The CD is just that, a CD of music, so you can play it anywhere and easily transfer the songs to your PC or MP3 player.