One of the more difficult full band tracks from Green Day's 'American Idiot', the title track is probably easiest on guitar than on any other instrument, but this above-average chordfest features some tricky movement when jumping from chord to chord, that makes it probably the trickiest guitar chart of the 5 big hit singles from Green Day's 7th album.
The main riff/progression that is played with a stop/start dynamic similar to 'Bad Reputation' throughout the verses of this song, is a fast 2-note chord progression that quickly jumps from chord to chord, with some single-notes at times and short sustains. Its not really too difficult, but it can be a bit tricky with all the fast switching.
The choruses are rows of fast 2-note chords strummed fairly consistently most of the time, with some short sustains at some points. Its a bit faster than the guitar charts for the other singles, which is one of the main reasons its the most difficult of them.
The solo is probably the most entertaining part of the guitar chart, theres alot of single-notes and HO/POs, and at one point theres some fast solid single-notes that jump back and forth across the fretboard rather quickly, which is tricky. Despite it being difficult, its obviously alot of fun and a nice change from the mostly chord-filled rest of the chart.
Overall, this chart is pretty interesting, theres not too many different sections of the guitar chart, so its not extremely diverse, but the chart is fast and fun, with plenty of chord movement in the verses and consistent strumming in the chorus to keep you entertained, as well as an extremely fun solo, probably the hardest (though that isn't saying a whole lot) off of the album, making for an all together very enjoyable guitar chart. Recommended if you like the song and looking for an interesting guitar chart.