1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

American Girl tab request

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by banks, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. banks


    Jul 18, 2006

    I hate to ask but does anyone have a tab for Tom Petty's American Girl?
  2. jarrydee


    Oct 22, 2011
  3. Note that the tab states that the E string is drop-tuned to D. That is not correct, it is standard E tuning.

    This will put you in the ball park, but listen to the song, as there are a few transitional notes that aren't in the tab.
  4. obimark


    Sep 1, 2011
    This song actually is a little more sophisticated as it has an overdubbed high bass part on it as well as the main part.

    Also has bass harmonics if I remember correctly, msot of it is in D, A and B chords...
  5. Chico16


    Apr 2, 2012
    Yuma, Az
    I don't know if this will do you any help, but I usually just google the song's chords and then listen to it over and over again until I can figure it out. Once you know the general area of where the bass player is playing it's a lot easier to figure it out. It's good practice and I've noticed that with this my ear is getting a lot better too.

Share This Page