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What's up everyone, it's Mike from Guitar Tricks teaching you "American Girl" as made famous by Tom Petty. This is a catchy classic rock track that helped launch Tom Petty's career.

"American Girl" is an uptempo melodic tune that features some chimey guitars and tasty arpeggiations and licks. In the following lessons, we'll talk about open chords, chord arpeggiations, octaves, and palm muting.

We're in the key of D, a 4/4 time signature, at a tempo of 115 bpm.