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American Idiot is the title track from Green Day's 2004 album "American Idiot". This song is a power chord anthem, revolving around a repeating shifting pattern that's very simple to play and very beginner friendly. This is a heater of a song, clocking in at a blazing fast 200bpm! Don't worry though, even though it's a quick one, it's still great for beginners to work through. The three fingered power chords, shifting positions, and strings aren't too hard to get under your fingers with a bit of practice, so lets get this one started!