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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

e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|--------6666------6----------------------------------|
D|---666--6666--44--6--6--4----------------------------|
A|---666--4444--44--4--6--4----------------------------|
E|---444--------22-----4--2----------------------------|


[Chorus]

e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----66666666------------88888888--------------|
D|-----66666666--66666666--88888888--66666666----|
A|-----44444444--66666666--66666666--66666666----|
E|---------------44444444------------44444444----|

e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----66666666------------88888888--------------|
D|-----66666666--66666666--88888888--------------|
A|-----44444444--66666666--66666666--------------|
E|---------------44444444------------------------|


[Solo]

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------888-101010-121212-13/15/13-|
D|---------------------------888-10-11-10-8-6----------------------------|
A|-888888-6-4--6666--8-6-4-3---------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------8/13~~~~------------------|
D|---------------------------888-10-11-10-8-6---------------------------|
A|-888888-6-4--6666--8-6-4-3--------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

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#.

e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|--------6666------6----------------------------------|
D|---666--6666--44--6--6--4----------------------------|
A|---666--4444--44--4--6--4----------------------------|
E|---444--------22-----4--2----------------------------|

(c) Shaun Lingham 2004.

            
            
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ham_man_226 151 Aug 04, 2004 08:00 PM

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 10 Aug 16, 2004 08:00 PM

wkd tab d00d!

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KimEpino 40 Aug 25, 2004 08:00 PM

astig ka

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