Awesome Marcus - I am blown away by your riffing tightness once again, as well as the strength of this System composition. Great lesson!
Great work, Marcus! You have really good heavy sound, clean and agressive at the same time
great lesson Marcus.
Agressive sound and helpful explanations.
TIGHTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT RIFFIN !!!! SO INSPIRING .. thanks Marcus
Amazing lesson Marcus! This is so tight and great sounding! Explanations are very clear too!
Heavy and extremely cool!! I love that main riff m/
Wow this is greater than I've even expected
Finally a new lesson, Marcus!
Your rhythm and sound are really tight, and your guitar looks awesome...
Marcus, that LP is GORGEOUS!
This lesson rocks man. Riff is played excellent, and explanations are awesome too. Really well made!
awesome and professional playing man! love your tightness! very well done!
Nice Les Paul Supreme!
NNNNIIIIICCCCEEEEE !!!! Thanks Marcus for this awesome song... SOAD is one of my greatest band ever and your riffing is really tight....
Killer riffing, Marcus!
amazing marcus, really like the sound and that LP... NICE
Well I've been doing lots of lessons here on GMC but have not done any full song cover lessons yet. Well this is gonna be my first full song! Gonna start on this as soon as I finish my current lesson.
Maybe I'm wrong but when I listen to the original song, I think I'm hearing odd time signature???
Thanks a lot everybody I love System of a Down, Mezmerize and Hypnotize are among my alltime fave albums, so this one was a lot of fun. Since many of you commented on my sound in this lesson, I used my Axe FX Ultra again, with 2 different distorted sounds. I recorded 2 rhythm tracks with one sound, panned them left and right, and recorded a third take with the second sound and panned it in the middle, I will upload the sound presets during the enxt days, so whoever wants to try them, just check my section here in the forum. Oh, and that Les paul is not a Supreme, it is a classic And about S.o.a.D.'s time signature, they didn't record that song with a click, so their tempo changes all the time, I played it with a click though cause I had to rpogram the drums
Great lesson but I get the right sound when I hammer on/pull off on a different fret....
Sorry sorry..... I didnt even bother to see the description
Just saw the different tuning
great lesson Marcus
Nice to see another lesson from you Marcus! Your tightness is impressive, which I was even half-way there. System of Down is not one of my favourite bands but you made this interesting. Thanks Marcus
Thanks again guys, and yes, the song is not in a normal e tuning
perfect playing man!! sweet gibson!! very cool lesson!
Great lesson Marcus! Nice work!
That tone is tremendous!! Awesome lesson Marcus
A perfect cover! Cool! And your playing is so tight, a real pro
this is great! killer riffing!
wow - so awesome!
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.