how to play “The Scientist” on guitar by Coldplay | acoustic guitar lesson tutorial

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An acoustic guitar lesson on how to play “The Scientist” by Coldplay from their 2002 album A Rush Of Blood To the Head.



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    For more information on this lesson go here:–rhythm.html

  2. The strange thing is, I was planning to perform this song in an open mic this week and just wanted to check out a good tutorial of this song on Youtube with the exact tuning. I had seen Chris do the D chord higher up the fret and I wasn't getting it right. And lo! I stumble across yours when I am about to almost give up. Also, it's been on my mind since only two days and your lesson was posted exactly then!! Love all your lessons! Great stuff 🙂

  3. What is your favorite acoustic guitar and manufacturer? do you stay away from any types or manufacturers?

  4. String noise really makes SOME songs really pop where in others it can be very annoying… LOL
    I'm on the fence with this one though…

  5. I've been checking out your tutorials for years. The accuracy you get is unlike any other – amazing. I dont know how you take suggestions but I would enjoy to see you cover Johnny Mandel – suicide is painless (also known as the M*A*S*H theme) or the theme from the TV show Monk by Jeff Beal. Anyway glad to see you still making content!

  6. Please, make a video to learn the song My sharona.
    Rhythm and solo.

  7. The Silver Shamrock

    Could you do a lesson on the guitar parts for Owner Of A Lonely Heart By Yes?

  8. Plzzz make a lesson on YELLOW

  9. Awesome as always… thanks

  10. Daniel Silva Santos

    Eu que não sabia nada de violão estou pegando bastante coisa com esse canal. Valeu, obrigado.

  11. Thanks. Great lesson.

  12. I remember tuning my guitar to this some years ago to play this.I also play a bass in the first chord with my thumb :D. Now i play the song half a key lower but this way i cant play the A to G note during F 'in your key'. Probably my favorite coldplay song. Cool stuff.

  13. When you donate then go ahead and bitch, if not, shut up. I don't like Coldplay either but this guy does this for free basically. Thanks Andy.

  14. Thanks a lot for this one sir…. Coldplay is one of my fvt

  15. Been waiting for a Coldplay lesson, thanks!

  16. Great explanation Andy. I always appreciate your giving different options for fingering these chords. Keep up the good work.

  17. Cold play?unsubscribe?

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