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American Idiot Bass Tab

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Okay. First off, this is what i think the tab is. I've studied vidios of Mike playing it 
all together, I think this is correct. Enjoy :)

Verse + Intro. (there is a short guitar intro) :
Intro:

G-----------------------0-|
D-----------------------0-|
A---------4-4-4-----4-----|
E-2-4-4-4-------2-2---4---|

Verse(Play all this once, then billie will sing) :

G-----------------------------------------0-|
D-----------------------------------------0-|
A-------4-4-4-----4-----------4-4-4-----4---|
E-4-4-4-------2-2---4-2--4-4-4-------2-2----|

(Billie sings)

G-----------------------|
D-----------------------|
A-----------4-4-4-----4-|
E-15/-4-4-4-------2-2---|

(Billie sings)

G---------------------0-|
D---------------------0-|
A-----------4-4-4-------|
E-15/-4-4-4-------2-2---|

(Billie sings)

G-----------------------|
D-----------------------|
A-----------4-4-4-----4-|
E-15/-4-4-4-------2-2---|

(Billie sings)

G---------------------0-|
D---------------------0-|
A-----------4-4-4-------|
E-15/-4-4-4-------2-2---|

Chorus:

G-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----------------6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-----------------|
E-----------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|

G-------------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------------|
A-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----------------6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
E-----------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----------------|

Verse 2:

(Drum fill)

G----------------------------------------------0-|
D----------------------------------------------0-|
A-----------4-4-4-----4------------4-4-4-----4---|
E-15/-4-4-4-------2-2---4-2--4-4-4-------2-2-----|

(Billie sings)

G-----------------------|
D-----------------------|
A-----------4-4-4-----4-|
E-15/-4-4-4-------2-2---|

(Billie sings)

G---------------------0-|
D---------------------0-|
A-----------4-4-4-------|
E-15/-4-4-4-------2-2---|

(Billie sings)

G-----------------------|
D-----------------------|
A-----------4-4-4-----4-|
E-15/-4-4-4-------2-2---|

(Billie sings)

G---------------------0-|
D---------------------0-|
A-----------4-4-4-------|
E-15/-4-4-4-------2-2---|

Chorus:

G-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----------------6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-----------------|
E-----------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|

G-------------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------------|
A-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----------------6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
E-----------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----------------|

Bridge/Solo:
Bridge:

(Drum fill)

G----------------------------------------------0-|
D----------------------------------------------0-|
A-----------4-4-4-----4------------4-4-4-----4---|
E-15/-4-4-4-------2-2---4-2--4-4-4-------2-2-----|

G----------------------------------------------0-|
D----------------------------------------------0-|
A-----------4-4-4-----4------------4-4-4-----4---|
E-15/-4-4-4-------2-2---4-2--4-4-4-------2-2-----|

Solo:

G-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----------------6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-----------------|
E-----------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|

G----------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------|
A-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----------------6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6----|
E-----------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----------------4~-|

(Just guitar and drums with Billie singing. Comes to sudden stop then Billie sings, "Its 
out to idiot America".)

Last Chorus:

G---------------------------------------------------------------------|
D---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-----4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----------------6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-----------------|
E-15/-----------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|

G-------------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------------|
A-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----------------6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
E-----------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----------------|

Outro:

(Short guitar fill)

G----------------------------------------------0-|
D----------------------------------------------0-|
A-----------4-4-4-----4------------4-4-4-----4---|
E-15/-4-4-4-------2-2---4-2--4-4-4-------2-2-----|

G---------------------|
D---------------------|
A---------4-4-4-----4-|
E-2-4-4-4-------2-2---|

(Short guitar fill)

G---------|
D---------|
A-4-4-4---|
E-------4-|
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Squirrel1993 wrote on July 28 2009, 11:25 am

I dont think Mike actually hits the open strings :/
but you got the slides right
and in the chorus/solo, he his a few extra notes as he switches each prime root note

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