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Message in a Bottle   The Police





 I don't remember how the chorus goes; I think I just strummed c#m, A, g#m

 and f#m (but hearing it in my head, that last chord sounds like it should

 be a seventh ???)


 One thing to keep in mind is that chorus sounds great on this but with

 a little distortion, the constant sliding around sounds pretty crappy if

 you don't muffle the strings. That is one problem I had anyway.


 I hope that helps.






 [--]Keith D. Sprochi "Hard times? I'm used to them.

 CIS Hardware Staff The speeding planet burns, I'm used to that.

 College of Engineering My life's so common it disappears."


 From uunet!!usc!rpi!!dartvax!!mozart Wed May 13 15:51:14 PDT 1992

 Article: 3632 of alt.guitar


 From: (Sting)

 Newsgroups: alt.guitar

 Subject: Message in a Bottle


 Date: 12 May 92 15:46:16 GMT

 Sender: (The News Manager)

 Organization: Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

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 The chord outline for Message looks like this:



 C#add9 Aadd9 Badd9 F#add9 (sliding up to m3) :


 "Chorus" 1 (I'll send an S.O.S....)

 A D E :


 "Chorus" 2 (I hope that some one gets my...)

 F#m D :


 "Chorus" 3 (Message in a bottle...)

 C#m A (repeat) resolve to F#m then back to verse.


 >From watching the old Police live tapes, you can see that

 Andy plays the add9 chords something like this:






 I recommend doing the troups of three with fingers 1, 3, 4. This way,

 you can slide up from 6-7 on the final chord with your pinky and your

 index will be in position over fret 4 to begin the cycle again.


 I recommend barres for the chorus chords, to reproduce the original

 feeling. Try the 5th position A and D, 7th position E, 2nd position

 F#m, and 4th position C#m.





 [--]Michael J. Fromberger

 Composer, Guitarist




 From: "Donald W. Pope II"


 Message in a Bottle


 The Police



 This is the main riff:



 E- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 B- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 G- -------8--------4--------4-------------------------------------------------
 D- ----6--------2--------4-----------6-7--------------------------------------
 A- -4--------0--------2-----------4-------------------------------------------
 E- ----------------------------2---------------------------------------------- 



 Play these lightly muted power chords next:



 E- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 B- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 G- -----------------7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-----------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----------
 D- -7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----------
 A- -7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----------
 E- -5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--------------------------- 



 Lightly strum these bar chords:



 E- -4---------------5---------------2-----------------------------------------
 B- -5---------------5---------------2-----------------------------------------
 G- -6---------------6---------------2-----------------------------------------
 D- -6---------------7---------------4-----------------------------------------
 A- -4-------------------------------4-----------------------------------------
 E- ---------------------------------2----------------------------------------- 

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