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ST-606 • Trouble (Coldplay)
« on: July 14, 2008, 04:59:37 pm »
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Re: ST-606 • Trouble (Coldplay)
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2008, 12:10:39 pm »
There is a clicking sound each you are going to play the riff.(right before you play it) What is causing this?

I also wonder if it sounds nice to mute the chord, or if we are just supposed to let them ring out while playing the riff. Would you please explain how you are doing it? ( i've tried to use my ears, but so many things could be causing the click-sound, and it's difficult to hear wheather you are muting the chords or not)

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Re: ST-606 • Trouble (Coldplay)
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2009, 04:41:40 pm »
I have the same doubt of clypzy

Would you please explain ?

Thank you very much

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Re: ST-606 • Trouble (Coldplay)
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2009, 07:03:36 am »
great lesson!!
I am a beginner, so I can't follow the strumming pattern.  Can you tell me how to strum this correctly?

thx
Chris

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Re: ST-606 • Trouble (Coldplay)
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2009, 05:30:34 am »
There is a clicking sound each you are going to play the riff.(right before you play it) What is causing this?

I also wonder if it sounds nice to mute the chord, or if we are just supposed to let them ring out while playing the riff. Would you please explain how you are doing it? ( i've tried to use my ears, but so many things could be causing the click-sound, and it's difficult to hear wheather you are muting the chords or not)


I was playing Justin's version recently and I realised it is probably the pick hitting the pick guard that makes that clicking sound. I'm sure it is accidental but it kind of adds to the song.

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Re: ST-606 • Trouble (Coldplay)
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2009, 07:51:53 pm »

Here's a thought to make the weird bridge easier to remember. 

Play Em with ring and pinkie finger, F#m play as a barre, and play G as a barre instead of open string.  That way you can easily slide down and up the neck to play the bridge.
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Re: ST-606 • Trouble (Coldplay)
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2010, 02:29:49 pm »
can you put the rhythm

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Re: ST-606 • Trouble (Coldplay)
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2010, 04:46:23 pm »
Wow, big question @sapiens.  I've been trying to figure that out myself.

Best to listen to Chris Martin play it on solo guitar here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yV4EAHkNw-E
He plays several different rhythms during the song. 

Here's my newbie answer anyway.  I take no responsibility for it being right or wrong.
A simple approach to the verse might be:
G = D D
Em = UDUD
Bm = D D UDU
F = D D
Am = D D
I think the chorus goes:
A  =  D D DUDUDUDU
Em = D D   U  UDU
The bridge has a single Down stroke for each chord,  except for the Fm#'s just before the G.  That's a DU.

The interval before the bridge has dominate 7th chords in it.  I play it the following way, but I'm sure there's an easier/better way.
G = whatever G you like, probably should be a G7
Em7 = o22o3o
Bm7 = x2o2o2 (actually the Bm7 bar chord sounds better).
A7 = xo2o2o

Can anyone explain how Martin plays it in the vid???  Looks like barre chords, but not really...

...where the deer and the antelope play.  Well, they're not really playing.  They're fleeing in terror.

banapaulo

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Re: ST-606 • Trouble (Coldplay)
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2010, 04:20:05 pm »
Judging by what I can see and hear from the video, he's playing with Drop D on the high E string (tune it down to sound like the third fret of the B string).

You've got the chords right. What he appears to be playing are:

Verse
G - 3554oo
Em7 - o75o7o
Bm - 7997oo (You have to use your thumb for the bass, though it's not necessary to play it. He also moves his first finger down to the 6th fret (G string) between changes which is even harder)

Chorus
A - 5776oo
Em - o22ooo

Break
G - 15-14-o-12-o-o
Em7 - o-14-14-12-o-o
Bm7? - 79x97o (might be slightly wrong, but you can see his fingering in the video)
A7 - x-12-11-12-10-o

You'll need a cutaway for some of the chords. There's plenty of ways to play them though, experiment!

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Re: ST-606 • Trouble (Coldplay)
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2010, 12:16:16 pm »
Thanks @banapaulo, that explains it.  I guess the drop D tuning allows him to play the first two strings open (rather than barre chords). 

Not sure what you meant by "cutaway".

I guess I should be more careful what I ask for.  Now I'll have to re-learn the song. ;-)
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Re: ST-606 • Trouble (Coldplay)
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2010, 10:24:59 pm »
Cutaway means the body of the acoustic guitar is cut-away to allow access to the higher frets.

Like so: http://barrydean.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/cutaway-acoustic-guitar.jpg

You don't need to tune the E down to D (the high E remember, the thinnest string), but it sounds a lot nicer if you do.

 

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