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Hi everybody, it's Mike from Guitar Tricks teaching you "American Woman" as made famous by The Guess Who. This is an extremely popular classic rock track that features a bluesy acoustic intro, an iconic riff, and some great melodic leads.

In the following lessons, we'll talk about alternate tunings, power chords, bending, and single note melodic leads. The intro features acoustic guitar in open G tuning. This section is in the key of G major, a 12/8 time signature, at a tempo of 105 bpm.

The main section of the tune is in the key of E major, a 4/4 time signature, at a tempo of 93 bpm.