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American Idiot guitar tab

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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