Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' first album, featuring American Girl

"American Girl" is a song by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, not to be confused with American Woman. American Girl is from Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers' first album and was released in 1976. It's playable on Guitar Hero 5.


American Girl is more or less a complex song on expert. The opening chords and sustains can be off putting, but if you have a good beat with the music, it shouldn't be a problem to master. The insane part is the Amercan Solo. It's basically the same notes over and over again, but they're hard to ace, so perfecting this song can be a trial when trying to complete the note streak challenge. So pay attention to the note chart and try to hit every note until you get to the American Solo. To master the solo, the easy way to do it is pulling-off four notes with an every single finger note pressing as descending tap triplets come. Pressing other fret buttons during tapping sections won't count against you.

Bass is simple for this song on any difficulty. If you're at an advance level, perfecting this song shouldn't be a problem.

Singing can be exhausting, considering that you have to sing the "ah" part at the end about 20 times. As long as you have the right pitch for the song, the chances are you'll do well. There will also be backup vocals at times, so make sure to sing the lead singer's parts one key, and not the backup singers, because they're slightly different.

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