Coldplay - Speed of sound

Song: Speed of Sound (Album Version) Artist: Coldplay (Guy Berryman) Album: X&Y (Capitol) Tabbed by dAvKiAn Tuning: EADG Note: There is no bass on the Intro nor on the first verse; so for those who do not have a or the synthesizer that Guy uses on these parts, I wrote a riff to accompany the piano here. I used a sort of ethereal or phaser effect to give it a synth feel. Of course, is not original from Coldplay, so you are free to play it or not. Intro: starts on the 3rd note of the piano. Play softly and let every note ring. Plays better with a pick. (Guy Plays the song with a pick anyway). Piano --->| E D A (first three notes played) G---------|----------14------14---14------12------12---12---| D---------|-------14------14-----------14------14-----------| A---------|-----0-------0-------0----0-------0-------0------| E---------|-------------------------------------------------| -------12------12---12------11------11---11------14------14---14----| ----14------14-----------12------12-----------14------14------------| --0-------0-------0----0-------0-------0----0-------0-------0-------| --------------------------------------------------------------------| -------12------12---12------12------12---12-(11)---| ----14------14-----------14------14---------(12)---| --0-------0-------0----0-------0-------0----( 0)---| ---------------------------------------------------| Verse 1: Same reason as above, only the riff is a little different. Wait for drum beat. G--------14-------14----14-------12-------12----12-------12-------12----12---| D--14-14----14-14----14----14-14----14-14----14----14-14----14-14----14------| A----------------------------------------------------------------------------| E----------------------------------------------------------------------------| ---------11-------11----11---| ---12-12----12-12----12------| X 2 -----------------------------| -----------------------------| at 0:35 the riff changas a bit again G-------14-------14----14------12-------12----12------12-------12----12---| D----14----14-14----14------14----14-14----14------14----14-14----14------| A--0----------------------0----------------------0------------------------| E-------------------------------------------------------------------------| ---------11-------11----11---| ------12----12-12----12------| X 2 ----0------------------------| -----------------------------| After that, Intro B, at 0:50 G-------9-----9---9-----7-----7---7-----7-----7---7-------------------| D---7-7---7-7---7---5-5---5-5---5---5-5---5-5---5-------7-----7---7---| X 2 A---------------------------------------------------5-5---5-5---5-----| E---------------------------------------------------------------------| Verse 2: OK. Now the real thing (What Guy plays). Normal bass sound normally played, with a pick. G--------------------------------------------------------------| D--------------------------------------------------------------| X 3 A---------------7--7-7-0-5-7-7-7--7-0-5-7-7-5--5-5-------------| E--5--5-0-3-5-5------------------------------------5-3-2-3-0---| the fourth time goes G--------------------------------------------------------------| D--------------------------------------------------------------| A---------------7--7-7-0-5-7-7-7--7-0-5-7-7-5--5-5-------------| E--5--5-0-3-5-5------------------------------------5-3-2-3-5---| Prechorus G--------------------------------------------------------------------| D--------------------------------------------------------------------| X 2 A--------------------------------------------------------------------| E--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---| Chorus G-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| D-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| A--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10\-----------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10---| E---------------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-------------------------------------------| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------| --10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10\-----------------9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-10-10-10-10-10-10-10---| ---------------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----------------------------------------| ----------------------------| ----------------------------| --10-10-10-10-10-10-10-12---| ----------------------------| Intro C riff: (optional) if you do play it, you might want to use regular bass sound played very softly letting each note ring, because at minute 2:18 comes an actual Guy riff. G-------14------14---14------12------12---12------12------12---12------11------11---11---| D----14------14-----------14------14-----------14------14-----------12------12-----------| A--0-------0-------0----0-------0-------0----0-------0-------0----0-------0-------0----7-| E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| Minute 2:18 Guy riff, normal intensity play. G--7-9-9--7------7-9-9-9-7------7-9-9-9-7------7-9-9-9-7-------------------------| D-----------9--9-----------7--7--------------------------------------------------| A-----------------------------------------9--9-----------------------------------| E--------------------------------------------------------0-(picks up the verse)--| Verse 3: G--------------------------------------------------------------| D--------------------------------------------------------------| X 3 A---------------7--7-7-0-5-7-7-7--7-0-5-7-7-5--5-5-------------| E--5--5-0-3-5-5------------------------------------5-3-2-3-0---| the fourth time goes G--------------------------------------------------------------| D--------------------------------------------------------------| A---------------7--7-7-0-5-7-7-7--7-0-5-7-7-5--5-5-------------| E--5--5-0-3-5-5------------------------------------5-3-2-3-5---| Prechorus G--------------------------------------------------------------------| D--------------------------------------------------------------------| X 2 A--------------------------------------------------------------------| E--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---| Chorus G-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| D-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| A--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10\-----------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10---| E---------------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-------------------------------------------| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| --10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10\-----------------9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--| ---------------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7------------------------------------------| --------------------------------------------------------------------------------| ------------------------------------------------------------------0-(let-ring)--| --9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10---------------| --------------------------------------------------------------------------------| Bridge ----> No Bass Prechorus with vocals: G--------------------------------------------------------------------| D--------------------------------------------------------------------| X 2 A--------------------------------------------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---| E--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-------------------| Final Chorus (Changes a bit) G----------------------------------------------------------------------| D----------------------------------------------------------------------| A-----------------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5\-------------------| E--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3/-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7------------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---| ---------------------------------------------------------------------| ---------------------------------------------------------------------| ---------------------------------------------------------------------| --3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3/-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---| ------------------------------------| ------------------------------------| --2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---| ------------------------------------| Outro G--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| D--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| A-------------------10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10(let-ring)-------------| E--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3/--------------------------------------------------------------------------| END! Hope I got it right. Please Rate! Enjoy this Awsome song. Thanx for yout time.
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