how to play "Viva la Vida" on acoustic guitar by Coldplay | acoustic guitar lesson tutorial

how to play "Viva la Vida" on acoustic guitar by Coldplay | acoustic guitar lesson tutorial

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An acoustic guitar lesson on how to play “Viva La Vida” by Coldplay. This is the acoustic guitar version played by Chris Martin at the Sandy hurricane relief concert at Madison Square Gardens on 12.12.2012.



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

  2. Capo 1st Fret – C / D / G / Em

  3. Vanderlei Moreira da Fonseca

    In show Howard Stern of Chris Martin the Tone is: Tone Eb Ab Db Ab C eb

  4. Wonderful! Subscribed, blown away! Thank you for the heavy lifting! – Ken in Hawaii

  5. Chords sound very clean and in tune up and down the neck. I’m guessing your guitar has the newer Taylor V bracing?

  6. Hi great video,Q: the G chord is the only one that is tuned one tone UP (to G#) ,it is absolutely impossible on my Guitar since the string gets torn (tryed it twice…) …is it possible to tune to OPEN D and use kapo?

  7. Hey could You please tell the strum pattern

  8. Shantanu Shandilya

    Complete noob here. Can anyone help me how to tune this? I'm on GuitarTuna and getting confused between G#2 and G#3 and have a fear of breaking the strings. Any help is much appreciated.

  9. Let’s just thank Howard he chose the guitar

  10. This is so good! Thank you so much for the tutorial!

  11. RonBors RitesPlay

    Taylor 314ce?

  12. Can anyone tell me how you tune those chords right? I can play a little bit on the guitar but don't know how to tune to different styles like I need to in this video.

  13. 5:30 for playthrough

  14. Thank you so much for sharing this. Your hard work really shows and shines with this that no other version really has. – Ken in Hawaii

  15. I saw Chris on Howard Stern play this song… it looks like he wraps his thumb around and puts it on the low E string on some chords. Would love to hear your thoughts on how he played it for Mr Stern.

  16. sommervilleTRS117

    D# – G# – C – G# – C- D# So it's easy for everyone to copy the tuning, cheers!

  17. Good stuff. Thank you. I know you must have thousands of requests but here are my two. I've been trying to figure out Larry the Logger Two Step and Tommy Emanuel's Angelina for years. Can you help? kg

  18. Thank you SO MUCH for this! Could not figure out the tuning for the life of me.

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