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American Idiot Drum

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                Intro:
(Allow the guitar to complete the riff ONCE before beginning on the
 count of Four)
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|----------------------SD--------|
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|----CC----HH----HH----HH--------| 
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|----------------SD--------------|
|--------------------------------|
|----BD----BD----------BD--------|

|----HH----HH----HH----HH--------|
|--------------------------------|
|----------------SD--------------|
|--------------------------------|
|----------BD-----------BD-------|

|----HH----HH----HH----HH--------|
|--------------------------------|
|----------------SD--------------|
|--------------------------------|
|----BD--------------------------|

|----HH----HH---HH----HH---------|
|--------------------------------|
|---------------SD---------------|
|--------------------------------|
|----BD----BD--------------------|  Repeat x 3

Verse 1:
(Only the Bass is played for "Don't wanna be an American Idiot". 
The Crash and Snare are played together as the singer ends the 
word "Idiot", on the count of Four )


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|----BD----BD----BD----BD---------|

|------------------------CC-------|
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|------------------------SD-------|
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|----BD----BD----BD---------------|

|----HH----HH----HH----HH---------| 
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|----------------SD---------------|
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|----BD----BD----------BD---------|

|----HH----HH----HH----HH---------|
|---------------------------------|
|----------------SD---------------|
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|----------BD----------BD---------|

|----HH----HH----HH----HH---------|
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|----------------SD---------------|
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|----------BD---------------------|

|----HH----HH---------------------|
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|--------------------SD-----------|
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|----BD----BD---------------------| Repeat x 4

Chorus:

"Welcome to a new kind of tension..."
|----CC----RC----RC----RC----------|
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|----------------SD----------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----BD----------------------------|

|----RC----RC----RC----RC----------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------SD----------------|
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|----BD----BD----------BD----------|

|----RC----RC----RC----RC----------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------SD----------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------BD----------------------|

|----RC----RC----RC----RC----------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------SD----------|
|----------------------------------|
|----BD----BD----------------------|

"All across the alienation..."

|----CC----RC----RC----RC----------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------SD----------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----BD----------------------------|

|----RC----RC----RC----RC----------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------SD----------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----BD----BD----------BD----------|

|----RC----RC----RC----RC----------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------SD----------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------BD----------------------|

|----RC----RC----RC----RC----------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------SD----------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----BD----BD----------------------|

"Where everything isn't meant to be okay..."

|----CC----RC----RC----RC-----------|
|-----------------------------------|
|----------------SD-----------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|----BD-----------------------------|

|----RC----RC----RC----RC------------|
|------------------------------------|
|----------------SD------------------|
|------------------------------------|
|----BD----BD----------BD------------|

|----RC----RC----RC----RC------------|
|------------------------------------|
|----------------SD------------------|
|------------------------------------|
|----------BD------------------------|

|----RC----RC----RC----RC-------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|----------------SD-------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|----BD----BD-------------------------|

|----CC----RC----RC----RC-------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|----------------SD-------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|----BD-------------------------------|

|----RC----RC----RC----RC-------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|----------------SD-------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|----BD----BD----------BD-------------|

|----RC----RC----RC----RC-------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|----------------SD-----SD------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|----------BD-------------------------|

|----RC----RC----RC----RC-------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|----------------SD----SD-------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|----BD----BD-------------------------|

"Television dreams of tomorrow..."

|----CC----RC----RC----RC-------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|----------------SD-------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|----BD-------------------------------|

|----RC----RC----RC----RC--------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|----------------SD--------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|----BD----BD----------BD--------------|

|----RC----RC----RC----RC--------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|----------------SD--------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|----------BD--------------------------|

|----RC----RC----RC----RC--------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|----------------------SD--------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|----BD----BD--------------------------|

"We're not the ones who're meant to follow..."

|----CC----RC----RC----RC--------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|----------------SD--------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|----BD--------------------------------|

|----RC----RC----RC----RC--------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|----------------SD--------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|----BD----BD----------BD--------------|

|----RC----RC----RC----RC--------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|----------------SD--------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|----------BD--------------------------|

|----RC----RC----RC----RC--------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|----------------SD--------------------|
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|----BD----BD--------------------------|

"For that's enough to argue..."

|----CC----RC----RC----RC--------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|----------------SD--------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|----BD--------------------------------|

|----RC----RC----RC----RC--------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|----------------SD--------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|----BD----BD----------BD--------------|

|----RC----RC----RC----RC--------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|----------------SD--------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|----------BD--------------------------|

|----RC----RC----RC--------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|----------------SD--------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|----BD----BD--------------------------|

Main Fill:

|---------------------------------------|
|----------------HT----HT---------------|
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|----FT----FT----FT----FT---------------|
|----BD----BD---------------------------|
      1     &     2     & 
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|---------------------------------------|
|----------------SD---------------------|
|----FT----FT----FT----FT-FT------------|
|----BD----BD---------------------------|
      3     &     4    & - a
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|----------------HT----HT---------------|
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|----FT----FT----FT----FT---------------|
|----BD----BD---------------------------|
     1      &    2      &
|-------------------CC------------------|
|---------------------------------------|
|-------------------SD------------------|
|----FT----FT---------------------------|
|----BD----BD---------------------------|
     3     &        4

Repeat Intro (without the beginning guitar start) x 4, over 2 bars.
Verse 2: Repeat Verse 1 exactly.
Chorus: Repeat Chorus exactly. (Including the Main Fill)
Guitar Solo: Repeat Chorus exactly. (NOT including the Main Fill)
Bridge: Repeat Main Fill x 5, at the end of the last repetition, choke the Crash Cymbal.
After the Choke, rest for half a bar (the duration of the words "It's going out to Idiot America". 
Chorus: Repeat Chorus exactly. (Including the Main Fill)

Outro:

|----CC----HH----HH----HH---------------| 
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|----------------SD---------------------|
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|----BD----BD----------BD---------------|

|----HH----HH----HH----HH---------------|
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|----------------SD---------------------|
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|----------BD----------BD---------------|

|----HH----HH----HH----HH---------------|
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|----------------SD---------------------|
|---------------------------------------|
|----------BD---------------------------|

|----HH----HH----HH----HH----------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------SD----------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----BD----BD----------------------------| 


|----HH----HH----HH----HH----------------| 
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------SD----------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----BD----BD----------BD----------------|

|----HH----HH----HH----HH----------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------SD----------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------BD----------BD----------------|

|----HH----HH----HH----HH----------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------SD----------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------BD----------------------------|

|----HH----HH---HH----HH-----------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|---------------SD-----------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----BD----BD----------------------------| 


|----HH----HH----HH----HH----------------| 
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------SD----------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----BD----BD----------BD----------------|

|----HH----HH----HH----HH-----------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|----------------SD-----------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|----------BD----------BD-----------------|

|----HH----HH----HH----HH-----------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|----------------SD-----------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|----------BD-----------------------------|

|----HH----HH---HH----HH------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|---------------SD------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|----BD----BD-----------------------------| 

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|----BD----BD----BD----BD-----------------|

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|----------SD----SD----SD----SD-----------|
|----------FT----FT----FT----FT-----------|
|----BD-----------------------------------|
            
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