System of a Down: Sad Statue

by Marcus Siepen

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  • Hi everybody, welcome to a full song lesson, featuring "Sad Statue" by System of a Down.

    The song was released on the bands Mezmerize album and in case you know the original you will see that I edited it a bit for this lesson to keep it short and focused. One thing I cut for this lesson is the second verse, it is an exact repetition of the first verse, so there was no need to repeat it in this lesson, I guess as soon as you can play it once you are also able to play it a second time if you want to play along with the original ;-)

    The second thing I edited is one chorus. S.o.a.D. repeat the chorus 3 times, in my version there are only 2. Here we have to pay attention a bit, cause each chorus is slightly different from the others. In the original, the first chorus has one acustic round and one heavy round, this is the chorus that I kicked out for this lesson. The second chorus is exactly as the first one, just that the last chord is repeated, so chrous number 2 is slightly longer than the first one. The last chorus finally is exaclty as number 2, just that this time it is played fully with a distorted sound.

    You also have to pay attention to the tuning for this song, it is played in a drop D tuning, that is also detuned half a note, so the tuning of your open strings is C#/G#/C#/F#/A#/D#

    The structure of the song (used in this lesson) is the following:

    Intro - Bar 1-4

    Main Riff 1 - Bar 5-12

    Main Riff 2 - Bar 13-20

    Verse - Bar 21-36

    Chorus 1 clean - Bar 37-44

    Chorus 1 Heavy - Bar 45-54

    Picking part - Bar 55-70

    Main Riff 1 - Bar 71-78

    Main Riff 2 - Bar 79-86

    Chorus 2 Heavy - Bar 87-104

    Outro - Bar 105-113

    Below this text you can find all the chords used for this lesson, if you still have any questions, feel free to contact me, now have fun practicing.



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