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Author/Artist: System Of A Down

Title: Chop Suey

Album: Toxicity

Transcribed by: Sergio Moreno

Email: stangaddict@hotmail.com

 

There is a lot of overdubbing in this song. For the intro, Riff 1 is

played four times: once by itself, the second time accompanied by

Riff 2, and the third and fourth times accompanied by Riff 2 and 3.

 

For the chorus, Daron plays a slight variation of Riff 2 and Riff 3. He

also plays riff using a bouzouki during the chorus and towards the end

of the song. If you are wondering which part is played by the bouzouki,

it is the instrument that plays the notes Serj is singing when he says

"self-rightous suicide" and "angels deserve to die". The bouzouki adds

a nice piano-like sound.

 

The asterisks (*) mean that the measures are repeated. If you have

any comments, suggestions, or want to point out a mistake, please email

me.

 

The tuning for this song is as follows:

D

A

F

C

G

C

 

|------------------------|-----------------------|

|------------------------|-----------------------|

|5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5|5/7---7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-|

|7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--7-7|7/9---9-9-9-9--9-9-9-9-|

|0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0|0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|

|------------------------|-----------------------|

Riff 1

 

|--------------------|-------------------|

|--------------------|-------------------|

|4--4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4-|2--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2|

|5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-|3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3|

|0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0|

|--------------------|-------------------|

 

 

|------------|-----------|-----------|-----------|

|------------|-----------|-----------|-----------|

|-5---5---5--|7---7---7--|4---4---4--|2---2---2--|

|---7---7---7|--9---9---9|--5---5---5|--3---3---3|

|------------|-----------|-----------|-----------|

|------------|-----------|-----------|-----------|

Riff 2

 

 

|-/8--|/10-|-7-|-12-|-12-|-13-|-10-|-13-|

|-/10-|/12-|-8-|-13-|-13-|-15-|-12-|-15-|

|-----|----|---|----|----|----|----|----|

|-----|----|---|----|----|----|----|----|

|-----|----|---|----|----|----|----|----|

|-----|----|---|----|----|----|----|----|

Riff 3 strum each chord 16 times every measure

 

 

|----------|-------------|---------------------------------|

|----------|-------------|---------------------------------|

|*---------|------------*|*--------------------------------|

|*---------|------------*|*--------------------------------|

|-7h8--6h7-|-9h10--11h12-|---------------------------------|

|-7h8--6h7-|-9h10--11h12-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|

Riff 4 play each hammer-on 4 times. (this riff is played

 

----------------------------------------|

----------------------------------------|

---------------------------------------*|

---------------------------------------*|

----------------------------------------|

9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|

right before the first verse)

 

 

|-----------------------|-------------------------|

|-----------------------|-------------------------|

|*----------------------|------------------------*|

|*----------------------|------------------------*|

|-7h8---7h8-7h8-7h8-7h8-|--6h7---6h7-6h7-6h7-6h7--|

|-7h8---7h8-7h8-7h8-7h8-|--6h7---6h7-6h7-6h7-6h7--|

Riff 5 played during the verses (repeat as necessary)

 

|--------|-------|-------|--------|

|--------|-------|-------|--------|

|*-2-----|-------|-5-----|-------*|

|*-2-----|-3-----|-5-----|-3-----*|

|--0-----|-3-----|-3-----|-3------|

|--------|-3-----|-------|-3------|

Riff 6

"...forsaken me, in your eyes forsaken me, in your thoughts..."

 

Riff 6 is played as the outro. Repeat until song ends.

 

 

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