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.

    Cheers

    Marcus


















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