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Message in a Bottle   The Police

 
 ---------------------------------------
 ---------------------------------------
 ------------------------------------2--
 -------14--------7-------9-------4-----
 ----14--------7-------9-------4--------
 -12--------5-------7-------2-----------

 


 


 


 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."


 sprochi@cis.ohio-state.edu


 


 From uunet!elroy.jpl.nasa.gov!usc!rpi!bu.edu!dartvax!coos.dartmouth.edu!mozart Wed May 13 15:51:14 PDT 1992


 Article: 3632 of alt.guitar


 Path: nevada.edu!uunet!elroy.jpl.nasa.gov!usc!rpi!bu.edu!dartvax!coos.dartmouth.edu!mozart


 From: mozart@coos.dartmouth.edu (Sting)


 Newsgroups: alt.guitar


 Subject: Message in a Bottle


 Message-ID:


 Date: 12 May 92 15:46:16 GMT


 Sender: news@dartvax.dartmouth.edu (The News Manager)


 Organization: Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH


 Lines: 41


 


 The chord outline for Message looks like this:


 


 Verse:


 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:


 


 

 
 1---------------------------------------------------------------------1
 2---------------------------------------------------------------------2
 3----------8-----------4----------6-----------------------------------3
 4------6-----------2----------4--------------6-7----------------------4
 5--4-----------0----------2--------------4----------------------------5
 6------------------------------------2--------------------------------6

 


 


 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.


 


 Enjoy!


 -Michael


 


 [--]Michael J. Fromberger


 Composer, Guitarist


 Sting@Dartmouth.EDU


 


 


 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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