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Welcome to Throwback Thursday’s where I teach you a classic hit from the last 4-5 decades! This week we have one of my favourite bands of all time – Coldplay. This lesson has been requested so many times, sorry it’s taken so long but i wanted to make sure it was the perfect lesson so here it is – Yellow guitar tutorial!

This Yellow guitar tutorial is really great as it introduces a cool alternative tuning configuration that Chris Martin uses that sounds amazing. For beginners who want use basic chords and standard tuning, don’t worry I got you covered!

Because the strumming pattern is so simple this is a great song for beginners to learn who want to sing and play guitar at the same time. Chris Martin is an absolute genius and I can’t get enough of his songwriting. For #yellow I’ve given you two different options for learning this #coldplay song.

Version 1 – Studio version. Detuned 1st and 4th strings – sounds the best and is true to the recorded song.

Version 2 – Easy version. Standard tuning with capo on the 4th fret and easy chord shapes. Suited for beginners.

Enjoy! Like this #yellow video by #coldplay and subscribe to the channel for more videos in the future!

-Dave T

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      EASY VERSION - CAPO ON 4TH FRET
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[Intro]

G Gadd11
G Gadd11


[Break]

G D6 Cmaj7 G


[Verse 1]

G
Look at the stars
                       D6
Look how they shine for you
                          Cmaj7
And all the things you do,

Yeah, they were all yellow.
G
I came along,
                  D6
I wrote a song for you
                          Cmaj7
And all the things you do,

And it was called "Yellow."
G                D6
So then i took my turn,
                            Cmaj7
Oh what a thing to have done,
                       G      Gadd11  G
And it was all yellow.


[Chorus 1]

Cmaj7
Your Skin,
Em       D6
Oh yeah, your skin and bones
Cmaj7   Em        D6
Turn into something beautiful,
Cmaj7       Em        D6
You know, you know I love you so,
Cmaj7
You know i love you so.


[Verse 2]

G
I swam across,
                   D6
I jumped across for you,
                      Cmaj7
Oh, what a thing to do

'Cause you were all yellow.
G                D6
I drew a line,
                D6
I drew a line for you,
                      Cmaj7
Oh, what a thing to do
                      G      Gadd11  G
And it was all yellow.


[Chorus 2]

Cmaj7
Your Skin,
Em       D6
Oh yeah, your skin and bones
Cmaj7  Em        D6
Turn into something beautiful,
Cmaj7
And you know,
Em        D6            Cmaj7
For you I bleed myself dry,

For you I bleed myself dry.


[Instrumental]

G   D6   Cmaj7   G  


[Coda]

                                   D6
It's true, look how they shine for you, 
                        Cmaj7
Look how they shine for you

Look how they shine for,
G                       D6
Look how they shine for you,
                        Cmaj7
Look how they shine for you,

Look how they shine.
G
Look at the stars,
                       Dm
Look how they shine for you
                      Cmaj7
And all the things you do.
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      STUDIO VERSION - ALTERNATIVE TUNING NO CAPO
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CHORDS:
    B  Badd11  F#6  Emaj7  G#m  F#m11
D#|-0----0-----0-----0-----0----1------||
 B|-0----0-----2-----0-----0----0------||
 G|-8----9-----3-----1-----4----2------||
 B|-0----0-----4-----0-----4----2------||
 A|-9----9-----4-----2-----x----x------||
 E|-7----7-----2-----0-----4----2------||
               *           *    *

[INTRO] (0:00- 0:10):

B   Badd11   2x


[INTERLUDE] (0:11- 0:33) w/MAIN RIFF+ chords


[VERSE 1] (0:33- 1:29):

B                                         F#6 
Look at the stars, look how theuy shine for you
                     Emaj7
and everything you do, yeah they were all yellow.
B                              F#6 
I came along, I wrote a song for you.
                        Emaj7 
And all the things you do, and it was called 'yellow'.
B                     F#6
So when I took my turn.
                         Emaj7                         B  Badd11  B 
Oh, what a thing to have done, and it was all yellow.


[CHORUS] (1:29- 1:51, w/CHORUS RIFF+ chords):

Emaj7    G#m         F#6
Your skin,   oh yeah your skin and bones
Emaj7    G#m    F#6
Turn in__to something beautiful
Emaj7       G#m           F#6          Emaj7
But you know,  you know I love you so 
Emaj7
You know I love you so


[INTERLUDE] (1:51- 2:13) w/MAIN RIFF+ chords


[VERSE 2] (2:13- 2:51):

B                                F#6
I swam across, I jumped across for your.
                      Emaj7  
Oh, what a thing to do, cos you were all 'yellow'.
B                              F#6 
I drew a line, I drew a line for you.
                      Emaj7                    B  Badd11  B
Oh, what a thing to do, and it was all 'yellow'


[CHORUS] (2:51- 3:15, w/CHORUS RIFF+ chords):

Emaj7    G#m          F#6    
Your skin,   oh yeah your skin and bones
Emaj7   G#m      F#6
Turn in__to something beautiful
Emaj7       G#m           F#6              Emaj7
And you know for you, I'd bleed myself dry
Emaj7
For you I'd bleed myself dry


[INTERLUDE] (3:15- 3:36) w/MAIN RIFF+ chords 


[BRIDGE] (3:36- 4:10, w/MAIN RIFF+ chords)

B                                 F#6 
It's true, look how the shine for you
                        Emaj7
Look how they shine for you
                       B
Look how they shine for
                        F#6
Look how they shine for you
                        Emaj7
Look how they shine for you,

Look how they shine.


[OUTRO] (4:10- 4:26)

B                                         F#m11
Look at the stars, look how they shine for you
                            Emaj7
And all the things that you do