Coldplay - Atlas

Atlas Charted by Richard J.M. Fry for bloody fun, that's who! (Drastic Revisions! Epiphany, research, and whatnot) Once more, please consult the *Notes and Notations* section below for any questions. *Plenty of interesting chords here. Just to note, this is not tablature, but I am by far open to corrections on chord figures. If you DO have chord suggestions, please, let me know in the comments, but please don't suggest arppegiated chords.* Redundancy aside, I have nixed the non-capo version. Many of these chord shapes simply can't be feasibly emulated on a guitar without a capo. Though, if you want to see the chords anyways, use the transposition tool on the left hand side and raise the song four half steps. Chords used in order: Capoed Version: F#m now played as Dm Capo 4: Chords: Dm : XX0231 or you can use this D5 shape to emulate the intro arpppegiation: XX0235 D5/F: 1X023X Em7: 022030 Gm: 355333 D5/F#: 2X023X Am: X02210 E: 022100 E7/G#: 420100 G: 3X0003 C: x32010 Standard Tuning Key: Dm/D Tempo: 132-135 BPM Time Signature: 4/4 Intro: Dm D5/F
Some saw the Em7sun; Gm Some saw the smD5/F#oke; Am Some heard the Egun; E7/G# Some bent the Ambow. C Sometimes the wDmire C Must E7/G#tense for the nAmote. D5/F Caught in the fEire, say "D5/FOh We're abGout to explDode".
Carry your wAmorld— C I'll carry your wGorld. D
Carry your wAmorld— C I'll carry your woGrld.
Break: D5/F Em7 Gm
Some far awD5/F#ay; Am Some search for Egold; E7/G# Some dragon to sAmlay. C Heaven, we Dmhope, C Is E7/G#just up the rAmoad. Dm Show me the wEay, Lord, cause DmI— I'm abGout to explDode.
Carry your wAmorld—C I'll carry your wGorld.D Carry your wAmorld—C I'll carry your wGorld.D Carry your wAmorld C And all your hGurt D
D Am C G Outro: D5/F Em Gm D5/F# *Notes and Notations* 1. The intro: given that there is an arppegiation of D-A-A, that might make you want to play a D major chord with your pinky on F on the high E string. Technically, yes, this is how the recording does it, but simply because there is an octave of the fifth does not inherently make this intro chord major. As such, I have listed it as a Dm, given that it is shortly followed by such. 3. The G chord I have listed: I am a staunch believer of dropping the low B on the A string in a G chord. It just muddies the tone to me. Leaving the high B still present completes the triad while also making a brighter G; that being said, you can make that high B a high D—cutting out the third of the chord is purely aesthetic, so don't feel inclined to follow this if you disagree. 3. Lastly, the E7 might sound like there is an octave D on the B string there, but this is unnecessary given the lower seventh present in a standard E7 chord fulfills the seventh necessary for a V7 chord. As to WHY there is an E7 there, it is a borrowed V7/v chord. Am immediately precedes E and E7, so this negates any possibility of it being a III7, as a iii-III7 is incredibly uncommon compared to a V-V7/v. This is just theory babble, so disregard it if you aren't interested in that.
  • 0