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Welcome to Throwback Thursday’s where I teach you a classic hit from the last 4-5 decades! This week we have an awesome some with great picking parts – Wake Me Up When September Ends Guitar Tutorial by #greenday. A really great song to challenge beginners with beautiful acoustic section, power chords and an easy guitar solo!!

Enjoy! Like this #wakemeupwhenseptemberends video by #greenday and subscribe to the channel for more videos in the future!

-Dave T

[Intro]
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B|-----3-----3-----|
G|---0-----0-------|
D|-5-----5---------|    x4
A|-----------------|
E|-----------------|


[Verse 1]
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B|-----3-----3-----|-----3-----3-----|-----3-----3-----|-----3-----3-----|
G|---0-----0-------|---0-----0-------|---0-----0-------|---0-----0-------|
D|-5-----5---------|-4-----4---------|-2-----2---------|-0-----0---------|
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E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

   C                 Cm                G                 G
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----5-----5-----|-----4-----4-----|-----3-----3-----|-----3-----3-----|
G|-----5-----5---5-|-----5-----5---5-|-----0-----0---0-|-----0-----0---0-|
D|---5------5------|---5------5------|---0-----0-------|---0-----0-------|
A|-3------3--------|-3------3--------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-3-----3---------|-3-----3---------|

e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----3-----3-----|-----3-----3-----|-----3-----3-----|-----3-----3-----|
G|---0-----0-------|---0-----0-------|---0-----0-------|---0-----0-------|
D|-5-----5---------|-4-----4---------|-2-----2---------|-0-----0---------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

   C                 Cm                G                 G
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----5-----5-----|-----4-----4-----|-----3-----3-----|-----3-------3---|
G|-----5-----5---5-|-----5-----5---5-|-----0-----0---0-|-----0-------0---|
D|---5------5------|---5------5------|---0-----0-------|---0---0---0---0-|
A|-3------3--------|-3------3--------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-3-----3---------|-3-------3-------|


[Chorus]
   Em                Bm                C                 G       D/F# 
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----0-----0-----|-----3-----3-----|-----1-----1-----|-----3-------3---|
G|-----0-----0-----|-----4-----4-----|-----0-----0-----|-----0-------2---|
D|---2-----2-----2-|---4-----4-----4-|---2-----2-----2-|---0---0---0---0-|
A|-----------------|-2-----2---------|-3-----3---------|-----------------|
E|-0-----0---------|-----------------|-----------------|-3-------2-------|
                 
   Em                Bm                C                 D 
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----2-----2-----|
B|-----0-----0-----|-----3-----3-----|-----1-----1-----|-----3-----3-----|
G|-----0-----0-----|-----4-----4-----|-----0-----0-----|---2-----2-----2-|
D|---2-----2-----2-|---4-----4-----4-|---2-----2-----2-|-0-----0---------|
A|-----------------|-2-----2---------|-3-----3---------|-----------------|
E|-0-----0---------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


[Verse 2]
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B|-----3-----3-----|-----3-----3-----|-----3-----3-----|-----3-----3-----|
G|---0-----0-------|---0-----0-------|---0-----0-------|---0-----0-------|
D|-5-----5---------|-4-----4---------|-2-----2---------|-0-----0---------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

   C                 Cm                G                 G
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----5-----5-----|-----4-----4-----|-----3-----3-----|-----3-----3-----|
G|-----5-----5---5-|-----5-----5---5-|-----0-----0---0-|-----0-----0---0-|
D|---5------5------|---5------5------|---0-----0-------|---0-----0-------|
A|-3------3--------|-3------3--------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-3-----3---------|-3-----3---------|



[Break] 
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B|-----3-----3-----|
G|---0-----0-------|
D|-5-----5---------|    x6
A|-----------------|
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[Verse 3]
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B|-----3-----3-----|-----3-----3-----|-----3-----3-----|-----3-----3-----|
G|---0-----0-------|---0-----0-------|---0-----0-------|---0-----0-------|
D|-5-----5---------|-4-----4---------|-2-----2---------|-0-----0---------|
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   C                 Cm                G5
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
A|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|

e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----3-----3-----|-----3-----3-----|-----3-----3-----|-----3-----3-----|
G|---0-----0-------|---0-----0-------|---0-----0-------|---0-----0-------|
D|-5-----5---------|-4-----4---------|-2-----2---------|-0-----0---------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

   C                 Cm                G5                        D/F#         
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-|
A|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-|


[Chorus]
   E5                B5                C5                G5      D/F# 
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-|-----------------|
D|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-|-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-0-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-----------------|-----------------|-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-|

   E5                B5                C5                D5            
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
D|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


[Verse 4]
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B|-----3-----3-----|-----3-----3-----|-----3-----3-----|-----3-----3-----|
G|---0-----0-------|---0-----0-------|---0-----0-------|---0-----0-------|
D|-5-----5---------|-4-----4---------|-2-----2---------|-0-----0---------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

   C                 Cm                G5                        D/F#         
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-|
A|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-|


[Solo Rhythm]
   E5                B5                C5                G5      D/F# 
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-|-----------------|
D|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-|-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-0-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-----------------|-----------------|-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-|

   E5                B5                C5                D5            
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
D|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

   D5            
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
D|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


[Solo Lead]
e|------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------------|
B|-----12-----12--12|-----12-----12--12|-----13-----13--13|15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15|
G|12-12--12-12--12--|11-11--11-11--11--|12-12--12-12--12--|12-12-12-12-11-11-11-11|
D|------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------------|
A|------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------------|

e|------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------------|
B|-----12-----12--12|-----12-----12--12|-----13-----13--13|15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15|
G|12-12--12-12--12--|11-11--11-11--11--|12-12--12-12--12--|12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12|
D|------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------------|
A|------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------------|

e|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
B|15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15|15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15|15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15|
G|11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11|12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12|11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11|
D|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|


[Break]
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B|-----3-----3-----|
G|---0-----0-------|
D|-5-----5---------|    x4
A|-----------------|
E|-----------------|


[Verse 5]
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B|-----3-----3-----|-----3-----3-----|-----3-----3-----|-----3-----3-----|
G|---0-----0-------|---0-----0-------|---0-----0-------|---0-----0-------|
D|-5-----5---------|-4-----4---------|-2-----2---------|-0-----0---------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

   C                 Cm                G5
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
A|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|

e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----3-----3-----|-----3-----3-----|-----3-----3-----|-----3-----3-----|
G|---0-----0-------|---0-----0-------|---0-----0-------|---0-----0-------|
D|-5-----5---------|-4-----4---------|-2-----2---------|-0-----0---------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

   C                 Cm                G5
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
A|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
 

[Outro]
   C                 Cm                G5
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
A|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|

     C                Cm               G5
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5---------------|
A|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5---------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3---------------|