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American Idiot Tab

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Green Day - American Idiot
By Shaun Lingham
Date: Tuesday 3rd august 2004
Very first guitar tab of this song!!!
Maybe not 100% correct...but I tabbed it by ear
Tuning: Standard E A D G B E

Intro/Verses
I play mostly downstrokes but throw in a couple upstrokes as well
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|--------6666------6----------------------------------|
|---666--6666--44--6--6--4----------------------------|
|---666--4444--44--4--6--4----------------------------|
|---444--------22-----4--2----------------------------|

Chorus
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----66666666------------88888888--------------|
|-----66666666--66666666--88888888--66666666----|
|-----44444444--66666666--66666666--66666666----|
|---------------44444444------------44444444----|

|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----66666666------------88888888--------------|
|-----66666666--66666666--88888888--------------|
|-----44444444--66666666--66666666--------------|
|---------------44444444------------------------|

Solo
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------888-101010-121212-13/15/13-|
|---------------------------888-10-11-10-8-6----------------------------|
|-888888-6-4--6666--8-6-4-3---------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------8/13~~~~------------------|
|---------------------------888-10-11-10-8-6---------------------------|
|-888888-6-4--6666--8-6-4-3--------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

The verse riff is played clean after the solo, then the chorus
comes in and then the play the Ending.

Ending
Same as the Intro/Verse but the very final time he plays the riff he
misses of the last chord(F#) hence finish on the G#.
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|--------6666------6----------------------------------|
|---666--6666--44--6--6--4----------------------------|
|---666--4444--44--4--6--4----------------------------|
|---444--------22-----4--2----------------------------|
(c) Shaun Lingham 2004.
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ham_man_226 wrote on August 5 2004, 12:00 am

very nice tab! You were right about it not being 100% though.the only thing is the solo...for the most part it sounds right but some of the parts aren't right... i think some of it is played on the 1 3 and 4th frets on the A string. Overall very nice.Its nice to know green day fans are so devoted that their new song is tabbed the moment it comes out. keep up the good work.

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Shrek56 wrote on August 17 2004, 12:00 am

wkd tab d00d!

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KimEpino wrote on August 26 2004, 12:00 am

astig ka

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