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Every Teardrop is a Waterfall (Original Chris guitar chords) [HELP FINETUNING]

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Hi everyone!

 

It took me a while, but I finally 'cracked' the code and found out which chords Chris uses during AHFOD live performances of ETIAW!

 

That being said: the bottom two strings are probably tuned differently, and that's the only thing I have yet to figure out:

So if someone can figure out the tuning using these correct chords, that would be awesome!

 

EDIT: Suggested/confirmed tuning is: EADEAE

 

Suggested chords

D: 10.12.12.10.0.0.

C#/A: 9.12.11.0.9.0.

F#m: 2.4.4.2.0.0.

A: 5.7.7.5.0.0.

 

 

This video helped me the most:

 

 

 

BUT: Can someone please help to find the right tuning for these chords?

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Nice job with getting the chords! I will take a look at some point this week to see if I can figure out the bottom stings.

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Maybe the high E is tuned to a C or a D

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^ I will give that a shot.

I actually had the honor to meet hoppy. which is Chris martins guitar tech! he told me that the tuning is EADEAE

I also had the opportunityIMG_0013.thumb.JPG.d3ff486295d89164603de17f1c7e8340.JPG to meet Dan green which is their sound engineer! he talked to me just before there dc show in 2017! he answered all of my questions.

here's a selfie hahaha!!

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I actually had the honor to meet hoppy. which is Chris martins guitar tech! he told me that the tuning is EADEAE

I also had the opportunity[ATTACH]7835[/ATTACH] to meet Dan green which is their sound engineer! he talked to me just before there dc show in 2017! he answered all of my questions.

here's a selfie hahaha!!

Damn that's awesome! Would love to meet them!

 

Sent from my SM-G965U using Coldplaying mobile app

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EADEAE does not sound right

 

It is correct! The first chord shape can be used for the A D C#m E F#m as well! But Chris alternates from the first chord on the tab to the 2nd

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It is starting to sound really good. But this doesn't seem right.

 

D: 10.12.12.11.0.0.

C#/A: 9.12.11.0.9.0.

F#m: 2.4.4.2.0.0.

A: 5.7.7.6.0.0.

 

Maybe someone can edit?

 

Like first two chords may be (this is where Chris switches in verse)

10 and 10

12 12

12 11

10 10

0 0

0 0

 

and

 

2

4

4

2

0

0

sounds great

 

also

0

0

0

0

0

sounds good

 

But there are missing chords. Lol help

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It was amazing!! I even have one of Jonny’s picks!!

That's awesome!

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It is starting to sound really good. But this doesn't seem right.

 

D: 10.12.12.11.0.0.

C#/A: 9.12.11.0.9.0.

F#m: 2.4.4.2.0.0.

A: 5.7.7.6.0.0.

 

Maybe someone can edit?

 

Like first two chords may be (this is where Chris switches in verse)

10 and 10

12 12

12 11

10 10

0 0

0 0

 

and

 

2

4

4

2

0

0

sounds great

 

also

0

0

0

0

0

sounds good

 

But there are missing chords. Lol help

 

I think you're correct, saying that he plays the same note on the 'G' (now E) string. (So 10 and 10, 2 and 2)

At the "Wah wah wah wah waterfall" part he plays some sort of G chord at the fifth fret: this will probably be a 5.7.7.5.0.0 I think.

 

The only problem I have with this is that Chris usually plays these types of shapes with his index finger and thumb: while during these live performances he plays them (10.12.12.10 for instance) with his thumb and middle-finger. (leabving his index finger out entirely) Why would he do that?

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It may just more comfortable for him. Since the frets decrease in size down the neck of the guitar. I see what you are saying tho. It could still be a different tuning/chords, or he just plays it like that bc it's easier

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