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A Sky Full Of Stars - Accurate Guitar Chords (100% They're Right)

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BOOM! I'm back. Let's roll. As seen in this video: http://www.themercury.com.au/video/id-JjNDBjbjq23vR0Z8GH5WYQuWbTXk-QbS ----- Chris uses Standard Tuning with a Capo on 2nd. There are 4 chords in the verse and chorus then 3 in the bridge.

 

CHORDS ARE RELATIVE TO THE CAPO ON 2ND

 

Verse Chords (You can figure out the strumming, just watch him):

 

1.

E - X/9 (Mute or strum this, whatever sounds better to you)

A - 11

D - 11

G - 9

B - 9

E - 0

 

2.

E - X/5 (Same as above)

A - 7

D - 7

G - 6

B - 0

E - 0

 

3.

E - X

A - 2

D - 2

G - 1

B - 0

E - 0

 

4.

E - X/4

A - 6

D - 6

G - 4

B - 4

E - 0

 

Alright that is the verse and chorus

 

--BRIDGE--(ENDING)

 

The first chord is the same as Number 2. on the list above ^^^

 

The second chord for the bridge is this:

E - 7

A - 9

D - 9

G - 8

B - 0

E - 0

 

THE LAST CHORD OF THE BRIDGE IS THE FIRST CHORD OF THE VERSE/CHORUS AGAIN!!!

 

He does a little fingerpicking at the start of the chorus, but it's just a copy of Jonny's guitar (doesn't sound so great either) < This bit really doesn't matter, but if you want to learn it, watch the video.

 

THANKS Coldplayers, enjoy!!! Hit me up at @Cubie255 on the twitters.

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Perfect! just made a run through, and it sounds great!

 

I would prefer playing the first chord like this:

E - X

A - 4

D - 6

G - 6

B - 0

E - 0

 

sounds the same but way more comfortable :)

 

Thanks man!

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Can you do me a video tutorial? :)

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It's not very hard. I'm sure you can figure it out from watching chris and stuff.

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The problem is I play with classical guitar, dunno if I could play it on 9th fret cause acoustic guitar does, but classical doesnt really go through to really high notes I'm afraid. :confused:

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The problem is I play with classical guitar, dunno if I could play it on 9th fret cause acoustic guitar does, but classical doesnt really go through to really high notes I'm afraid. :confused:

 

I have a classical guitar and it works fine without a problem. Maybe your guitar has a defect? It's pretty common with guitars, no guitar is perfect. There's always a problem somewhere, haha.

 

Edit: You can also play the first chord (C# Minor) on the fourth fret like this...

E - X

A - 4

D - 6

G - 6

B - 0 (or 5)

E - 0

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I figured it out its not that bad! if you need a vid ill make one tomorrow night

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Chords aren't hard, but I'm having trouble stretching my fingers out two frets. Are there any ways to play these chords alternatively?

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Hate to bump, but if anyone is having trouble playing the 4th chord (which I found impossible to play), I have a good alternative for you

 

Try:

E - X (or open, up to you)

A - 7

D - 6

G - 8

B - 0

E - 0

 

This is an F#Maj7 (with respect to the capo of course) which is the exact same Major 7th played on different strings. Try it out, as I'm sure it will be easier on your fingers

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Senescence, I haven't sat down with a guitar and played any of this. but looking at the tabs, and hearing the fourth chord in my head, I imagine that Cubie255 is correct that it is a minor chord, not a Maj7. The way Chris Martin plays this particular chord shape, which he uses pretty frequently, is using his thumb to cover the sixth string. If you check out the video for "the scientist" on youtube, when the played at a radio station live with guitars, the Dmin7 chris makes is this exact shape. you can see how he plays it, or rather, his fingering. That song on acoustic guitar has the high E tuned to C. But it's the same chord shape. It's doable. On a classical guitar, i doubt anyone with normal sized hands could manage it. But any acoustic or electric with an average sized neck on the guitar should be manageable. Regardless, it sounds like a minor chord. Sorry to interject. That is a pretty chord though you wrote down though. Never dawned on me to play an Emaj7 (or F#maj7 with a capo on 2) like that. it's nice

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