How to play Tom Petty's American Girl

Discussion in 'String Theory' started by Muppet, Jul 28, 2012.

    Jul 28, 2012
  1. Muppet No more Filet-O-Fish

    Everyone shows this wrong, as basic chords. But, as usual, only My Twangy Guitar is playing it right. However, I can't see his fingers well enough. I'm so frustrated!

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  2. Jul 28, 2012
  3. SpeedRacer n00b

    I can't help you learning the song but that is a sweet Telecaster!
  4. Jul 28, 2012
  5. MonkeyZero n00b

    Seems clear to me old man. :p
    Just kidding. What part is not clear? Maybe I can help?
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  6. Jul 28, 2012
  7. Modern Saint MayDaSquirrelBWithYou

  8. Jul 29, 2012
  9. Muppet No more Filet-O-Fish

    Yeah, Twangy has some of the best vids on youtube, and I've picked up a lot from him. However, in this case, I can't get the fingering he's doing for the D and E chords at the 7th and 9th frets. I've tried several combinations, but I can't get it. I'm beating my head against the wall. I can't be this dumb.
  10. Jul 29, 2012
  11. MonkeyZero n00b

    Ok. I haven't had a chance to sit down with it yet. The baby is so needy! :D
    My real baby. Not calling you a baby. Lol.

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  12. Jul 29, 2012
  13. MonkeyZero n00b

    Do you mean right at the beginning after the intro chord when it goes into the verse?
    Its just the bottom half of an A shape Barre. Just playing the G, B, and e strings.

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  14. Jul 29, 2012
  15. Muppet No more Filet-O-Fish

    No, he's playing chords at the 7th and 10th frets starting at :42. But I can't figure out exactly what he's doing.
  16. Jul 29, 2012
  17. MonkeyZero n00b

    Yea, that's the ones I'm talking about.
    Edit: I'm not good at explaining things. Lol. It would be easier to show. I'll find a graphic.

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    Last edited: Jul 29, 2012
  18. Aug 4, 2012
  19. Help!I'maRock! Chud Staff

    step 1: take out Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers album

    step 2: insert into cd player / put on turntable / insert into tape deck

    step 3: go to last song

    step 4: press play
  20. Aug 4, 2012
  21. reverend1 n00b


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