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PSYCHO

As recorded by System of a Down

(From the 2001 Album TOXICITY)

 

Words and Music by Daron Malakian and Serj Tankion

Transcribed by John Harag

 

C5 Eb5

0 0 0 x x x 3 3 3 x x x

 

Gtr I (C G C F A D) - 'Distortion'

Gtr II (C G C F A D) - 'Distortion'

Gtr III (C G C F A D) - 'Clean'

Gtr IV (C G C F A D) - '12-string Acoustic'

 

Intro

Moderately Fast Rock Q=150

4/4

Gtr I

Wx8

|--------||

|--------||

|--------||

|--------||

|--------||

|--------||

 

 

E E E E E S S E E E S S E E E E E S S E E E S S E E E S S

||--12-x-12-x-12-x-x-12-x-|-12-x-x-12-x-12-x-12-x-x-|-10-x-10-x-x-10-x-10-x-x-|

||o-----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

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

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

||o-----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

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

|

| Gtr II

| PM----------------------------------------------------------------|

| Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q

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

||o-----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

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

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

||o--2----2----2------2---|--2------2----2----2-----|--0----0------0----0-----|

||---2----2----2------2---|--2------2----2----2-----|--0----0------0----0-----|

 

 

E E E S S E S S E S S E E E E E E E E

|-10-x-10-x-x-10-x-x-10-x-x--||---13-13-13-13-13-13-13-|

|---------------------------o||------------------------|

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

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

|---------------------------o||------------------------|

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

|

| PM---------------------------------------------------

| Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q

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

|---------------------------o||------------------------|

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

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

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

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

 

 

E E E +E E E E E

|-13b13.5==13-13-(13)-13-13b14==13-13-|

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

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

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

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

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

|

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

| Q Q Q Q

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

+E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E

|-(13)-13b14.5==13-13-13-13-13b15==13-|-13-13-13-13-13b15.5==13-13b16==13-|

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

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

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

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

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

|

| PM----------------------------------------------------------|

| Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Gtrs I, II

PM---------------------------------|

S S E Q S S E Q S S E Q S S E Q

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

||o-------------------|-------------------o||

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

||--2-2-2----2-2-2----|-2-2-2----2-2-2-----||

||o-2-2-2----2-2-2----|-2-2-2----2-2-2----o||

||--2-2-2----2-2-2----|-2-2-2----2-2-2-----||

|

| W W

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

||o-------------------|-------------------o||

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

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

||o-------------------|-------------------o||

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

 

 

Verse

$

PM----------------------------------------------|

E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S

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

||o-------------------------|--------------------------|

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

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

||o-2-----2-----2-----2-----|-2-----2-----2-----2------|

||--2-3-3-2-3-3-2-3-3-2-3-3-|-2-3-3-2-3-3-2-3-3-2-3-3--|

 

 

PM--------------------------------------------|

E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E E

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

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

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

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

|-2-----2-----2-----2-----|-2-----2-----2-----2---|

|-2-3-3-2-3-3-2-3-3-2-3-3-|-2-3-3-2-3-3-2-3-3-2---|

 

 

PM----------------------------------------------|

E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S

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

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

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

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

|-2-----2-----2-----2-----|-2-----2-----2-----2-----|

|-2-3-3-2-3-3-2-3-3-2-3-3-|-2-3-3-2-3-3-2-3-3-2-3-3-|

 

 

PM--------------------------------------------|

E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E E

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

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

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

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

|-2-----2-----2-----2-----|-2-----2-----2-----2---|

|-2-3-3-2-3-3-2-3-3-2-3-3-|-2-3-3-2-3-3-2-3-3-2-0-|

 

 

C5 Eb5

Gtr II

H Q. E +E E Q Q Q H Q E E

| | | | | | | | | | | |

/ / / / / / / / / / / /

 

Gtr I

H Q. E +E E Q Q Q H Q E E

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

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

|-7----7----7-|-(7)-7-7--7--7S=|=10----10--10-10-|

|-7----7----7-|-(7)-7-7--7--7S=|=10----10--10-10-|

|-5----5----5-|-(5)-5-5--5--5S=|==8-----8---8--8-|

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

 

 

1.

H Q +Q W W

| | |

/ / /

 

PM-------------------------------|

H Q +Q S S E Q S S E Q S S E Q S S E Q

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

|------------------|-------------------|-------------------o||

|-10----10--(10)\--|-------------------|--------------------||

|-10----10--(10)\--|-------------------|--------------------||

|--8-----8---(8)\--|-2-2-2----2-2-2----|-2-2-2----2-2-2----o||

|------------------|-2-2-2----2-2-2----|-2-2-2----2-2-2-----||

 

 

2.

W H. Q W +W

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

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

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

|-2--------|-2-------0--|-2--------|-(2)----------||

|-2--------|-2-------0--|-2--------|-(2)----------||

|-2--------|-2-------0--|-2--------|-(2)----------||

|

| Gtrs III, IV

| W W W H Q Q

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Bridge

Gtrs III, IV

H Q. E +E E Q Q E E Q E E E E E E

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

|------3----3-|-(3)-3----3--3-3-|--------------------|

|-1----1----1-|-(1)-1----1--1-1-|-2--2-2-2-4-5-4pb5r=|

|-2-----------|-------2---------|-0------------------|

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

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

 

 

+Q Q E E E E H Q E E +Q Q E E Q

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

|-----------------|------3----3-|-(3)--3--3-3-3--|

|-(4)--4--4-2-2-2-|------2----2-|-(2)--2--2-4-2--|

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

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

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

 

 

Gtrs I, II Gtrs III, IV

PM-------------------------------|

S S E Q S S E Q S S E Q S S E Q H Q. E

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

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

|-------------------|--------------------|-1----1----1----|

|-------------------|--------------------|-2--------------|

|-2-2-2----2-2-2----|-2-2-2----2-2-2-----|----------------|

|-2-2-2----2-2-2----|-2-2-2----2-2-2-----|----------------|

 

 

+E E Q Q E E Q. E E E E a E +E Q E E E E E

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

|-(3)-3----3--3-3-|------------------|-------------------|

|-(1)-1----1--1-1-|-2----2-2-4-5-5s7-|-(7)-5--5-4-4-2-2--|

|-------2---------|-0----------------|-------------------|

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

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

 

 

D.S.

Gtrs I, II

PM-------------------------------|

H Q. E +E E Q E E Q S S E Q S S E Q S S E Q S S E Q

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

|------3----3-|-(3)-3----3-3-3--|-------------------|-------------------||

|------2----2-|-(2)-2----2-4-2--|-------------------|-------------------||

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

|-------------|-----------------|-2-2-2----2-2-2----|-2-2-2----2-2-2----||

|-------------|-----------------|-2-2-2----2-2-2----|-2-2-2----2-2-2----||

 

 

Outro

Gtr II

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

a H +H +H. E E

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

|-10h12----(12)-----|-(12)---------10-12-|

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

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

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

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

|

| Gtrs III, IV

| H Q. E +E E Q Q E E

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

|------------3----3-|--(3)-3----3---3--3-|

|-----1------1----1-|--(1)-1----1---1--1-|

|-----2-------------|--------2-----------|

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

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

 

 

|--3--|

H. E E E S S S H.

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

|-12b13----------12-12----|-13--12h13p12p10------------|

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

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

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

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

|

| Q E E E E E E +Q Q E E E E

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

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

|--2-----2-2-2-4--5--4pb5r|=(4)-----------4---4-2-2-2--|

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

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

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

 

 

~~~~~~~~

+W S E. +Q Q Q

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

|-(10)-----------|-10h=12--(12)--10---9--|

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

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

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

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

|

| H Q E E +Q Q E E Q

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

|---------3----3-|-(3)-------3----3-3-3--|

|---------2----2-|-(2)-------2----2-4-2--|

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

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

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

 

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

E E a H. +H. Q

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

|-9-10-10s12----------|-(12)---------10----|

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

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

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

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

|

| H Q. E +E E Q Q E E

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

|--------------3----3-|--(3)-3----3---3-3--|

|-1------------1----1-|--(1)-1----1---1-1--|

|-2-------------------|--------2-----------|

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

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

 

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

a W +H. E E H. E E

|-----------------|--------------------|-12------------------|

|-10h12-----------|-(12)---------10-12-|-------------12---12-|

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

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

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

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

|

| H Q. E +E E Q Q E E Q. E E E E a E

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

|----------3----3-|--(3)-3----3---3--3-|---------------------|

|-----1----1----1-|--(1)-1----1---1--1-|--2----2-2-4--5-5s=7-|

|-----2-----------|--------2-----------|--0------------------|

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

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

 

 

|--3--|

E S S S E +E +Q +Q +H Q. E

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

|-13--12-13-12-10b11==(10)r(10)b11====(10)r==|=(10)----10----10---|

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

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

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

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

|

| +E Q E E E E E H Q. E

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

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

|-(7)--5----------------5----4------4---2--2-|----------2-----2---|

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

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

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

 

 

~~~~~~~~~~

S E. +Q Q E E Q E E S +S +E E E

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

|-10h12----(12)--10---9-9-|-9--9-10-9b10==(9)r(9)-9-10-|

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

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

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

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

|

| E E Q E E Q H Q. E

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

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

|--2-----2--------2-4-2---|-1-------1----------------1-|

|------------3------------|-2--------------------------|

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

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

 

 

E. S +E E Q E E E E E E E E E E

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

|-12----10-(10)-9-10----10-|-12---12---12----12----|

|---------------------9----|-----------------------|

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

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

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

|

| +E E Q Q E E H Q. E

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

|-(3)-3------------3--3--3-|------------3-------3--|

|-(1)-1------------1--1--1-|--1---------1-------1--|

|------------2-------------|--2--------------------|

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

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

 

 

E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E

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

|-12----12---10---12---|-13---13---13---12------|-12----10---10---10---|

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

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

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

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

|

| +E E Q Q E E Q E E E E E E +Q Q E E E E

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

|-(3)-3-------3----3-3-|------------------------|----------------------|

|-(1)-1-------1----1-1-|--2----2-2--2-4--5-4pb5r|=(4)----4----4-2--2-2-|

|--------2-------------|--0---------------------|----------------------|

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

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

 

 

E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E

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

|-10---10---10---10---|-12----12---10---9---|-9-10-12---12----12---|

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

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

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

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

|

| H Q E E +Q Q E E Q H Q. E

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

|------------3------3-|-(3)----3----3-3-3---|------------3-------3-|

|------------2------2-|-(2)----2----2-4-2---|-1----------1-------1-|

|--3--------------3---|---------------------|-2--------------------|

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

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

 

 

E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E

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

|-12----12---12---10---|-12---12---12----12---|-12----12---10---12---|

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

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

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

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

|

| +E E Q Q E E H Q. E +E E Q Q E E

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

|-(3)-3-------3----3-3-|------------3-------3-|-(3)-3-------3----3-3-|

|-(1)-1-------1----1-1-|--1---------1-------1-|-(1)-1-------1----1-1-|

|--------2-------------|--2-------------------|--------2-------------|

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

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

 

 

E E E E E E E E E E E E Q Q

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

|-15----15---15---13-----|-13----12---10-------|

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

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

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

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

|

| Q. E E E E a E +E Q E E E E E

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

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

|--2-------2--2-4--5-5s7-|-(7)-5----5--4-4-2-2-|

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

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

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

 

 

H.=H

Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q W

|-----0-------0---|-------0-------0--|-0----*|

|-10-----10-------|-12-------10------|-9----*|

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

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

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

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

|

| H Q. E +E E Q E E Q W

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

|---------3-----3-|-(3)-3-----3-3-3--|------*|

|---------2-----2-|-(2)-2-----2-4-2--|-1----*|

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

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

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

 

 

Duration Legend

---------------

W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura

+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted

Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)

Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line

Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the

duration for. Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests. Multi-

bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for. Low

melody durations appear below the staff

 

Tablature Legend

----------------

h - hammer-on

p - pull-off

b - bend

pb - pre-bend

r - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)

/\ - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")

s - legato slide

S - shift slide

- natural harmonic

[n] - artificial harmonic

n(n) - tapped harmonic

~ - vibrato

tr - trill

T - tap

TP - trem. picking

PM - palm muting

\n/ - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip

\n - tremolo bar down

n/ - tremolo bar up

/n\ - tremolo bar inverted dip

= - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls

<> - volume swell (louder/softer)

x - on rhythm slash represents muted slash

o - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

 

Misc Legend

-----------

| - bar

|| - double bar

||o - repeat start

o|| - repeat end

*| - double bar (ending)

: - bar (freetime)

$ - Segno

& - Coda

Tempo markers - = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths

 

 

 

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