Green Day - American Idiot Chords & Tabs

 

American Idiot Chords & Tabs

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American Idiot Tab

   
American Idiot
Music: Green Day
Album: American Idiot (2004)
Tab By: reizig (reizig@hotmail.com)

Standard Tuning (E A D G B E)

No other tab has gotten this song right, so here it is.

Main Riff:
   G#5  C#5  F#5  C#5 G#5 F#5
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|------6---------6-----------------|
D|-6----6----4----6---6---4---------|
A|-6----4----4----4---6---4---------|
E|-4---------2--------4---2---------|

   G#5  C#5  F#5  C#5 G#5 
e|------------------------0---------|
B|------------------------0---------|
G|------6---------6-------0---------|
D|-6----6----4----6---6-------------|
A|-6----4----4----4---6-------------|
E|-4---------2--------4-------------|

Verse:
                 G#5  C#5  F#5  C#5 G#5 F#5   
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------6---------6------------|
D|--(drums)------6----6----4----6---6---4----|
A|---------------6----4----4----4---6---4----|
E|---------------4---------2--------4---2----|

                 G#5  C#5  F#5  C#5 G#5    
e|--------------------------------------0-----|
B|--------------------------------------0-----|
G|--------------------6---------6-------0-----|
D|--(drums)------6----6----4----6---6---------|
A|---------------6----4----4----4---6---------|
E|---------------4---------2--------4---------|

                 G#5  C#5  F#5  C#5 G#5 F#5   
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------6---------6------------|
D|--(drums)------6----6----4----6---6---4----|
A|---------------6----4----4----4---6---4----|
E|---------------4---------2--------4---2----|


                 G#5  C#5  F#5  C#5 G#5 
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------6---------6------------|
D|--(drums)------6----6----4----6---6--------|
A|---------------6----4----4----4---6--12\---|
E|---------------4---------2--------4--------|

Chorus:
   C#5  G#5  D#5  G#5
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|-6---------8----------------|
D|-6----6----8----6-----------|
A|-4----6----6----6-----------|
E|------4---------4-----------|

   C#5  G#5  D#5  
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|-6---------8--------------|
D|-6----6----8--------------|
A|-4----6----6--------------|
E|------4-------------------|


Solo:
There are other places on the neck you can play it,
but this is the most accurate tab of this solo you can find.

e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-8-6---8-8-8-8-8-8/10-8-6-5-----------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--6-4---6-6-6-6-6-6/8--6-4-3-----------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/g/green_day/american_idiot_tab_ver_13.html ]
e|------------------------------6----8----6----------------------|
B|-------------------------9-----------------9v------------------|
G|--3-3-3-3-3-5-6-5-3---66---66---66---66--6---------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--1-1-1-1-1-3-4-3-1--------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-8-6---8-8-8-8-8/10-8-6-5-------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--6-4---6-6-6-6-6/8--6-4-3-------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--3-3-3-3-3-5-6-5-3-8/13v--------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--1-1-1-1-1-3-4-3-1--------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

End:

   G#5  C#5  F#5  C#5 G#5
e|-------------------------0--------| 
B|-------------------------0--------|
G|------6---------6--------0--------|
D|-6----6----4----6---6-------------|
A|-6----4----4----4---6-------------|
E|-4---------2--------4-------------|

   G#5  C#5  F#5  C#5 G#5 F#5
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|------6---------6-----------------|
D|-6----6----4----6---6---4---------|
A|-6----4----4----4---6---4---------|
E|-4---------2--------4---2---------|

   G#5  C#5  F#5  C#5 G#5 
e|------------------------0---------| 
B|------------------------0---------|
G|------6---------6-------0---------|
D|-6----6----4----6---6-------------|
A|-6----4----4----4---6-------------|
E|-4---------2--------4-------------|

   G#5  C#5  F#5  C#5 G#5 F#5
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|------6---------6-----------------|
D|-6----6----4----6---6---4---------|
A|-6----4----4----4---6---4---------|
E|-4---------2--------4---2---------|

   G#5  C#5  F#5  C#5 G#5
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|------6---------6-----------------|
D|-6----6----4----6---6-------------|
A|-6----4----4----4---6-------------|
E|-4---------2--------4-------------|

Order:

Main Riff x2
Verse
Chorus
Main Riff x1
Verse
Chorus
Main Riff x1
Chorus w/ Solo (no lyrics)
Second part of Main Riff x5
Chorus
End

Lyrics:

Don't wanna be an American idiot
Don't want a nation under the new media		(Verse 1)
Hey, can you hear the sound of hysteria?
The subliminal mind-fuck America

Welcome to a new kind of tension
All across the alien nation
Everything isn't meant to be OK			(Chorus)
Television dreams of tomorrow
We're not the ones who're meant to follow
Well that's enough to argue

Well, maybe I'm the faggot, America
I'm not a part of a redneck agenda		(Verse 2)
Now everybody do the propaganda
And sing along in the age of paranoia

(Chorus)

Don't wanna be an American idiot
One nation controlled by the media		(Verse 3)
Information age of hysteria
It's going out to idiot America

(Chorus)


Legend:

h = hammer-on
p = pull-off
B = bend
/ = slide up
\ = slide down
v = vibrato

- reizig
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