#------------------------------------------------------------------------------# A RUSH OF BLOOD TO THE HEAD As recorded by Coldplay Transcribed by Will Foster Am x 0 2 2 1 0 C/G 3 3 2 0 1 0 Em7 0 2 5 4 3 0 Fmaj7 1 3 3 2 1 0 Fsus2 1 3 3 0 1 1 F 1 3 3 2 1 1 D x x 0 2 3 2 Bb x 1 3 3 3 1 Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Acoustic' Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Clean' Verse 1 Q=67 Am C/G Em7 4/4 Gtr I Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / Gtr II W W W |--------------------|--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------|--------------------| Am Em7 Am Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / W W |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| C/G Em7 Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / W W |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| Am Em7 Am Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / W W |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| C/G Em7 Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / W W |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| Am Em7 Am C/G Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / W W W |--------------------|--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------|--------------------| Em7 Am Em7 Am Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / W W W |--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|| |--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|| |--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|| |--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|| |--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|| |--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|| Chorus 1 Fmaj7 Fsus2 Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-1-1-1--1---1---1--1---1S|=0-0-0--0---0---0--0---0-| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| Fmaj7 Fsus2 Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-1-1-1--1---1---1--1---1S|=0-0-0--0---0---0--0---0-|| |-------------------------|-------------------------|| |-------------------------|-------------------------|| |-------------------------|-------------------------|| |-------------------------|-------------------------|| |-------------------------|-------------------------|| Verse 2 Am C/G Em7 Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / W W W |--------------------|--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------|--------------------| Am Em7 Am C/G Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / W W W |--------------------|--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------|--------------------| Em7 Am Em7 Am Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / W W W |--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|| |--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|| |--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|| |--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|| |--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|| |--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|| Chorus 2 F Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-1-1-1--1---1---1--1---1-|-1-1-1--1---1---1--1---1-| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| D Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-2-2-2--2---2---2--2---2-|-2-2-2--2---2---2--2---2-| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| F Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-1-1-1--1---1---1--1---1-|-1-1-1--1---1---1--1---1-| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| D Bb Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-2-2-2--2---2---2--2---2-|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-3-3-3--3---3---3--3---3-| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| F Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-1-1-1--1---1---1--1---1-|-1-1-1--1---1---1--1---1-| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| D Bb Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-2-2-2--2---2---2--2---2-|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-3-3-3--3---3---3--3---3-| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| Am C/G Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / W W |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| Em7 Am Em7 Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / W W |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| Am C/G Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / W W |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| Em7 Am Em7 Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / W W |--------------------|--------------------|| |--------------------|--------------------|| |--------------------|--------------------|| |--------------------|--------------------|| |--------------------|--------------------|| |--------------------|--------------------|| Verse 3 Am C/G Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / W W |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| Em7 Am Em7 Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / W W |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| Am C/G Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / W W |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| Em7 Am Em7 Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / W W |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| Am C/G Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / W W |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| Em7 Am Em7 Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / W W |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| Am C/G Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / W W |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| Em7 Am Em7 Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / W W |--------------------|--------------------|| |--------------------|--------------------|| |--------------------|--------------------|| |--------------------|--------------------|| |--------------------|--------------------|| |--------------------|--------------------|| Chorus 3 F Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-1-1-1--1---1---1--1---1-|-1-1-1--1---1---1--1---1-| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| D Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-2-2-2--2---2---2--2---2-|-2-2-2--2---2---2--2---2-| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| F Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-1-1-1--1---1---1--1---1-|-1-1-1--1---1---1--1---1-| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| D Bb Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-2-2-2--2---2---2--2---2-|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-3-3-3--3---3---3--3---3-| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| F Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-1-1-1--1---1---1--1---1-|-1-1-1--1---1---1--1---1-| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| D Bb Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-2-2-2--2---2---2--2---2-|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-3-3-3--3---3---3--3---3-| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| Am C/G Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / W W |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| Em7 Am Em7 Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / W W |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| Am C/G Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / W W |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| Em7 Am Em7 Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / W W |--------------------|--------------------|| |--------------------|--------------------|| |--------------------|--------------------|| |--------------------|--------------------|| |--------------------|--------------------|| |--------------------|--------------------|| Verse 4 Am C/G Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / W W |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| Em7 Am Em7 Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / W W |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| Am C/G Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / W W |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| Em7 Am Em7 Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / W W |--------------------|--------------------|| |--------------------|--------------------|| |--------------------|--------------------|| |--------------------|--------------------|| |--------------------|--------------------|| |--------------------|--------------------|| Outro Am Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / Q E. E S E. S E Q E. E S E. S E |-0--0--0-0-0--------|-0--0--0-0-0--------| |-1--1--1-1-1S===3-3-|-1--1--1-1-1S===3-3-| |-2--2--2-2-2S===4-4-|-2--2--2-2-2S===4-4-| |-2--2--2-2-2S===4-4-|-2--2--2-2-2S===4-4-| |-0--0--0-0-0--------|-0--0--0-0-0--------| |--------------------|--------------------| Q E. E S E +S S E Q E. E S E +S S E W | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / Q E. E S E. S E Q E. E S E. S E W |-0--0--0-0-0--------|-0--0--0-0-0--------|-^0----*| |-1--1--1-1-1S===3-3-|-1--1--1-1-1S===3-3-|-^1----*| |-2--2--2-2-2S===4-4-|-2--2--2-2-2S===4-4-|-^2----*| |-2--2--2-2-2S===4-4-|-2--2--2-2-2S===4-4-|-^2----*| |-0--0--0-0-0--------|-0--0--0-0-0--------|-^0----*| |--------------------|--------------------|-------*| Duration Legend --------------- W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura + - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration) Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the duration for. Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests. Multi- bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for. Low melody durations appear below the staff Tablature Legend ---------------- h - hammer-on p - pull-off b - bend pb - pre-bend r - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately) /\ - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere") s - legato slide S - shift slide <n> - natural harmonic [n] - artificial harmonic n(n) - tapped harmonic ~ - vibrato tr - trill T - tap TP - trem. picking PM - palm muting \n/ - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip \n - tremolo bar down n/ - tremolo bar up /n\ - tremolo bar inverted dip = - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls <> - volume swell (louder/softer) x - on rhythm slash represents muted slash o - on rhythm slash represents single note slash Misc Legend ----------- | - bar || - double bar ||o - repeat start o|| - repeat end *| - double bar (ending) : - bar (freetime) $ - Segno & - Coda Tempo markers - <E/E./Q/Q./H/H.> = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths
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