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Is there a guitar in Viva La Vida?

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I was wondring if there is an electric guitar in Viva La Vida. In the iTunes ad there is Buckland playing it, but i also read on here there isnt. And also, when Coldplay perform LIVE at the MTV MA, is Chris going to be playing some sort of string table and Will will have a percussion table. I just cant imagine this song being played live and sound the same on the album version.
 

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I definitely hear an electric-guitar twanging during the chorus of the song.

As for how it will be performed live, I'm just as lost as you. Perhaps they'll do something with an orchestra a la the Grammy performance of Politik.
 

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I have to admit the Politik performance with the orchestra was unbelievable. But then again its not the Grammys, it MTV. Its more funnier and for teens then the grammys where its performing THE best of the BEST. I still dont know how it will be performed live.
 

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nope, either chris or guy will have the sound on a midi card in their keyboard.

unless that's why the stage this year is weird with two side bits, for a choir or orchestra, or MAGIC BALLS! :sneaky:
 

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nope, either chris or guy will have the sound on a midi card in their keyboard.

unless that's why the stage this year is weird with two side bits, for a choir or orchestra, or MAGIC BALLS! :sneaky:
Can you rephrase the midi part for me.
 

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nope, either chris or guy will have the sound on a midi card in their keyboard.

unless that's why the stage this year is weird with two side bits, for a choir or orchestra, or MAGIC BALLS! :sneaky:
I get what your saying. The keyboard wil be playing the sound like a memory card or a DJ. that would suck because it would be kinda fake.. they said theyre not going create anything unless they can do it well live.
 

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yeah, that's what I meant.

I hope they do have a string orchestra, or something to that effect, it would be SO cool to see that live, and since I'm going to two of their shows (three if i win the brixton comp) this year, It'll make me happy.
 

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Could be... but also it's not necessary. I mean today you don’t have to play anything, just pressss that button :)
 

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I think the orchestral part will be played by Jonny on his guitar.
 

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yeah, that's what I meant.

I hope they do have a string orchestra, or something to that effect, it would be SO cool to see that live, and since I'm going to two of their shows (three if i win the brixton comp) this year, It'll make me happy.

with orchestra live, uhhh, i would loose al my hair :cool:
 

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jonny being a guitarists im postive he prob know how to play a string instrument.
 

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:lol: Jonny with a violin? That would be ace! :p
 

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nope, either chris or guy will have the sound on a midi card in their keyboard.

unless that's why the stage this year is weird with two side bits, for a choir or orchestra, or MAGIC BALLS! :sneaky:
How do you know what the stage will look like? Did I miss something? :D

EDIT : Sorry for my english ;)
 

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OBVIOUSLY Jonny boy is gonna whip out the E-bow and play the ENTIRE string arrangement on his guitar :p

No for real they have to have strings backing them, the strings make up a majority of the song. I mean, its how the song begins for chrissakes...

Will is gonna stand behind some massive symphonic drums and Guy will be directing the orchestra :D:cool:
 

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After the first chorus, there is a short interlude before the start of the next verse. There are some weird effects used, as well as some guitar chops with a crome slide that Jonny likes to use (Daylight). Not sure about the rest of the song but there is guitar in that interlude.
 

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If someone asked me if Viva la Vida has guitar in it, I would definitely say no. If there IS then that's pretty sad...........cause it's nothing that you couldn't do on keyboard as well.
 
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