How to play Tom Petty's American Girl

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

    Jul 28, 2012
  1. Muppet Cat in the Hat

    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 PRSnorkler

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

    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 Starve your Fear, Feed your Dream!

    Great vid!
  8. Jul 29, 2012
  9. Muppet Cat in the Hat

    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 Blind Crossing Guard

    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 Blind Crossing Guard

    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 Cat in the Hat

    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 Blind Crossing Guard

    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! Radical Sandwich Anarchist

    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 Kick Henry Jackassowski


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