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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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X_ray_cat 0 Dec 18, 2001 07:00 PM

this is the same tab as ver1

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NICKJ 0 Dec 18, 2001 07:00 PM

This is a good tab!!
Nice try

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Gibson1099 10 Feb 01, 2002 07:00 PM

This looks like the version 1 tab, but the fucker changed his name and said he wrote it.

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