The Scientist Guitar Lesson – Coldplay

“The Scientist” is the second single from Coldplay’s second album, A Rush of Blood to the Head. It reached number 18 on Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks.

The song is originally performed on piano, but sounds great on guitar as well. This guitar lesson on Coldplay’s Scientist will teach you the acoustic strumming version, which you’ll be able to play along with the song.

To play in key, you’ll need to place a capo at fret 3. From there on, it’s easy, since you’ll be strumming basic chords found below and in the video tutorial.

The Scientis Intro/Verse Chord Progression

Bm7; G; D; Dsus2; (twice intro, four times verse)

The Scientist Strumming Pattern

DDDDDDDDU (1&2&3&4&a)

The Scientist Chorus Chord Progression

G; G; D; Dsus2; (twice)
A; A7;
D; G; D; Dsus2;
Bm7; G; D; Dsus2;

The Scientist Lyrics

Intro

Verse 1
Come up to meet you, tell you Im sorry, you don’t know how lovely you are
I had to find you, tell you I need you, tell you Ill set you apart
Tell me your secrets and ask me your questions, oh lets go back to the start
Running in circles, coming in tales, heads are a science apart

Chorus
Nobody said it was easy, it’s such a shame for us to part
Nobody said it was easy, no-one ever said it would be this hard
Oh take me back to the start

Verse 2
I was just guessing in numbers and figures, pulling the puzzles apart
Questions of science, science and progress, do not speak as loud as my heart
Tell me you love me, come back and haunt me, oh and I rush to the start
Running in circles, chasing our tales, coming back as we are

Chorus
Nobody said it was easy, oh it’s such a shame for us to part
Nobody said it was easy, no-one ever said it would be so hard
Im going back to the start

Outro
Oh – ooo-oo-oo-oo-ooo
Ah – ooo-oo-oo-oo-ooo
Oh – ooo-oo-oo-oo-ooo
Oh – ooo-oo-oo-oo-ooo

Knocking on Heavens Door Guitar Lessons, Chords – Bob Dylan

Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door is a song by Bob Dylan, which has been covered by many artists, including Guns n Roses. The original version reached #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles list, and was voted #190 in Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

To play in the same key as Bob Dylan plays, keep your guitar in standard tuning. To play Knocking on Heavens Door in the key that the Guns n Roses version is played in, you will need to tune your guitar down a 1/2 step.

The song consists of four chords in the key of G major: G, D, Am7, and C. The basic pattern throughout the song is G-D-Am7-Am7 and then G-D-C-C, and this is repeated.

Knocking on Heavens Door Verse Chords (2x)

G; D; Am; Am;
G; D; C; C;

Knocking on Heavens Door Chorus Chords (4x)

G; D; C; C;

Knocking on Heavens Door Strumming pattern

D DDU or D DDU UDDDU (for Am and C double chords only).

Knocking on Heavens Door Lyrics

Intro

Verse 1
Mamma take this badge off-a me
I can’t use it anymore
It’s getting dark, too dark to see
Feel I’m knockin’ on heaven’s door

Chorus
Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door,
Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door,
Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door
Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door

Verse 2
Mama, put my guns in the ground
I can’t shoot them anymore
That long black cloud is comin’ down
I Feel I’m knockin’ on heaven’s door

Chorus
Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door,
Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door,
Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door
Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door

Outro

You’re Beautiful (James Blunt) Guitar Lesson, Chords

You’re Beautiful is a pop rock song co-written by British singer James Blunt. The music video for “You’re Beautiful” shows Blunt committing suicide, following a Japanese tradition of removing one’s shoes and contents of clothing prior to jumping from a great height.

You’re Beautiful is Blunt’s most successful single release to date, reaching number one in ten countries across the world. The single received three Grammy nominations in 2007: Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.

To play the song in key, place a capo at fret 8. You be using the following chords:

  • G
  • G/F#
  • Em7
  • Cadd9
  • Dsus4
  • F #
  • A7sus4

You’re Beautiful by James Blunt Tabs and Lyrics

Intro

G	G/F#	Em7	Cadd9   x2

Verse 1

G                      G/F#	Em7	Cadd9
My life is brilliant.
G
My life is brilliant.
G/F#
My love is pure.
Em7
I saw an angel.
Cadd9
Of that I'm sure.
    G
She smiled at me on the subway.
	G/F#
She was with another man.
    Em7
But I won't lose no sleep on that,
Cadd9	  D/F#
'Cause I've got a plan.
Chorus

Cadd9	     D/F# Em7	       D/F#
You're beautiful. You're beautiful.
Cadd9 	     D/F#      G
You're beautiful, it's true.
  Cadd9    D/F#	     G   D/F# Em7
I saw your face in a crowded  place,
      Cadd9	 D/F#	 Em7
And I don't know what to do.
            Cadd9 D/F#    G	G/F#	Em7	Cadd9
'Cause I'll never be with you.

Verse 2
G
Yeah, she caught my eye,

G/F#
As we walked on by.

Em7
She could see from my face that I was,
Cadd9
Fucking high,
G G/F#
And I don’t think that I’ll see her again,
Em7 Cadd9
But we shared a moment that will last till the end.

Chorus
Cadd9 D/F# Em7 D/F#
You’re beautiful. You’re beautiful.
Cadd9 D/F# G
You’re beautiful, it’s true.
Cadd9 D/F# G D/F# Em7
I saw your face in a crowded place,
Cadd9 D/F# Em7
And I don’t know what to do.
Cadd9 D/F# G
‘Cause I’ll never be with you.

Interlude

Cadd9 Em7 Cadd9 D/F# Cadd9–>D/F# (half timming)
La la la la……

Outro

Cadd9 D/F# Em7 D/F#
You’re beautiful. You’re beautiful.
Cadd9 D/F# G
You’re beautiful, it’s true.
Cadd9 D/F# G D/F# Em7
There must be an angel with a smile on her face,
Cadd9 D/F# G D/F# Em7
When she thought up that I should be with you.
Cadd9 D/F# Em7But it’s time to face the truth,
Cadd9 D/F# G
I will never be with you.