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#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
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This is what I've come up with for Big Head Todd and the Monsters
song "Bittersweet" from their latest album.  I make no guarrante as
to the accuracy, but it sounds pretty close when I play along with
the song.  Please E-Mail/Post me any corrections....

The basic riff:
  G        D              Am  C


A slight variation on the above ending:


I know this is not correct, but it is the basic notes.  In reality
he shifts his hand positions up the neck as he plays it, and ends
up with a F-major bar chord on the 5th fret.

 C            G         Dm


I don't have the solo completely worked out, but the basic chords
on the intro are the F-major (5 5 7 5 6 5 ) and G-major
(7 7 9 7 8 7) bar chords on the 5th and 7th frets respectively.

After the bridge, the solo starts out like this:


---7------7------7---------------------------|   etc.....

Really snap the F on the B-string.  This leads into a rhythm
pattern with the G and F bar chords and a little riff that goes
kind of like this:

------------5-5-5---7-------5---7----------------------|  repeat
----5---7----------------------------------------------|  as
-------------------------------------------------------|  necessary

I'm not really sure on the rest of the solo.... If anyone else can
decipher it and post it, I'd appreciate it......  I know it's just
some basic chords but I can't get it to sound just right.

I've been using a combination of the following chords:

x x x 7 8 10
x x x 7 8 7
x x x 7 8 8
x x x x 8 7
x x x x 7 5
x x x x 5 3
x x x x 10 8
x x x x 12 10
x x x x 15 15

I know there is more to it though....

That's what I've come up with.... Any comments, questions, or
corrections are welcome....

Paul J. Michell

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onslow 10 Jun 26, 2007 11:10 AM

i listen to big head todd alot and your right its not great but its close

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dusttopia 31 Sep 22, 2013 08:20 PM

Intro should go like this:

Intro:                                                                 x4


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dusttopia 31 Sep 22, 2013 08:33 PM

That's more or less the main riff too. The solo is just chord shapes based off the e minor pentatonic and it doesn't really matter too much what you play, just solo over the little riff. For the record I think it does start with this:

x x x 12 x 15

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