American Girl Guitar Lesson – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
In this American Girl guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play this massive hit from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in its entirety.
The tuning is standard tuning, E A D G B E.
There are quite a bit of things going on during this song. Guitarist Mike Campbell and Tom Petty combine to create a very full sound, while playing pretty simplistic guitar parts.
For most of the rhythm guitar work, I will be covering what Tom Petty plays on the recording instead of going over all of Mike Campbell's fills that he uses throughout the song.
After getting through all of the rhythm guitar sections, I will then tackle Mike Campbell's awesome guitar solo. He begins with a very simple melodic idea that he repeats. But after that, he launches into a very challenging hybrid picked legato sequence. In the video lesson, I will demonstrate how to practice that lick so that you can get it up to speed quickly.
Have fun learning this classic hit from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers! Carl...
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