"Viva la vida" instruments used

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What are the instruments used ..... LIVE it is gonna fucked up .... it is like an orchestra!!!


Violon, piano, drums, synthertisers


I'd like to hear a cover with only the violon...
:D
 

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Some up-to-date equipment lists would be nice. Any instrument experts keep your eyes peeled. Failing that, we could get Debs to find out for us.
 

PianoRocker

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Cello, violin, piano, acoustic guitar, electric bass, electric guitar, drums....
 

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I swear I hear harpsichord in there. Right when Chris is singing about "revolutionaries wait, for my head on a silver plate".
 

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^ I think that may just be piano, if I remember rightly, but you could be right. I'll give it another listen.
 

johnnymax865

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I hear flutes too!

I think they will play live a keyboard with strings sound...
 

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I still have this crazy idea that the new tour and what is going to be different might be the addition of a full or partial orchestra to accompany the band.
 

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Lol maybe they were a little TOO influenced by arcade fire and they decided to recruit a whole strings section into their band. Coldplay=10 piece.
 

shunmander

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no tablas on VLV.

The tablas can be heard on ASARY where they complement the drums
 

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Not to put a damper on anyone's day, but who says theyre gonna play it live? A lot of great songs they havent played much or even at all (Sparks, We Never Change, Green Eyes, X&Y, Twisted Logic), so theres no guarantee theyll even play it.:\
 

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Oh, I thought it was instruments used on the album, not the song. I take back the tabla(s) :p
 

themightyspitz

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Violins (1st and 2nd)
Violas
Cellos
Harpsichord
Bass Drum
Electric bass
Cymbals
Chimes (Tubular Bells)
Electric Guitar
Choir
Keyboard
Synthesizer
Percussion (Kettle Drums)

I hear no woodwinds of any kind. Just about every instrument is a string, percussion, or vocal.
 

tifosi

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Probably more of an experimental piece... see what we can do

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dr_ross

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if anyone cares it sounds like a 12 part string section, possibly 14 if theyve gone for a conventional arrangement. Just think of a triple quartet to do away with tuning problems.
 

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Violins (1st and 2nd)
Violas
Cellos
Harpsichord
Bass Drum
Electric bass
Cymbals
Chimes (Tubular Bells)
Electric Guitar
Choir
Keyboard
Synthesizer
Percussion (Kettle Drums)

I hear no woodwinds of any kind. Just about every instrument is a string, percussion, or vocal.
I know I’m late but do you know what synth it is???
 
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