The Scientist – Coldplay (Songs Guitar Lesson ST-607) How to play

Fantastic tune that uses an unusual tuning (in 4ths) it uses chords like power chords and barre chords but they are simpler to play, fantastic for a beginner tiresome to stretch that bit further into intermediate material.Taught by Justin Sandercoe. Full support at the justinguitar web site where you will find hundreds of lessons on a wide range of subjects, and all the scales and chords that you will ever need! There is a fantastic forum too to get help, no matter what the problem. And it is all really free, no bull. No try out lessons, no memberships, no free ebook. Just tons of fantastic lessons :) To get help with this lesson (and for further info and tabs), find the Lesson ID in the video title (like ST-667 or whatever) and then look it up on the Lesson Index page of Have fun .
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  1. eatforenergy says:

    @vibrax7795 ultimate guitar translation six is the same as justin teaches

  2. SoulT0rment says:

    “questions of B flat, science and F chord, dont speak as F add nine as my heart…” ;)

  3. joiedevivre1987 says:

    youtube search – coldlay scientist guitar tutorial
    first link some marty lesson
    second link – justin sandercoe …
    Oh justin s”SIR” has made a lesson for this one also …fantastic…….click ..

  4. vibrax7795 says:

    I don’t know the D Power chord bit. What happens to the A-String in that case, my chord sounds a bit distorted, like I’m muting too many strings. Could you gimme the tabs for that chord please?

  5. webby00123 says:

    this is brilliant, you make it so simple to learn, cheers buddy :)

  6. tandj34 says:

    Awesome, Thank you

  7. Atoy17 says:

    thanks so much you made it incredibly simple!

  8. LowRid3r82 says:

    I was tiresome to play by the side of but couldnt stop laughing. Awesome tutorial. Sounds awesome.

  9. SnakesInRivers says:

    Thank you so much, beginner here…and this is quite the fascinating piece. Fantastic to know I can really play the chords…Very fun, thanks again.

  10. thaschmidt says:

    Awesome lesson, keep up the excellent work !!

  11. BONJOVI795 says:

    “the ethicist” T-shirt hahahahhaa

  12. nikshepmagic says:

    Hey I have a question.. In this song, in the F chord and the F@9 chord (or somethin), the 1st fiddle with presses which all strings? Please answer Justin..

  13. 90210Shekhar says:

    thanks for this lesson Justin…… Like the way you taught this…… :)

  14. SpicaAndromeda says:

    btw substituting chord names for parts the lyrics was kinda amusing/weird xD

  15. SpicaAndromeda says:

    Awesome tutorial dude! Thanks! :) 

  16. PepperDr94 says:

    @andrewoldacre thats more of a complement LOL

  17. TheSkorpionGal says:

    thanks for helping to make this song a bit simpler to play.. cheers :)

  18. DrVictor01 says:

    like the way you name the chords while youre singing, ‘chasing the F chord’ etc, made me laugh:) thanks for the lesson, keep up the excellent work!

  19. PlatinumParade says:

    ‘questions of B flat, science and F chord..’ brilliant!

  20. nicoalba001 says:

    how do you do that very last part that sounds like a bear?

  21. Hakan625 says:

    The original tune is not in standard concert pitch!  It is slightly higher than the standard A=440 Hz

  22. Hakan625 says:

    @miktu That F chord is not a power chord. But it’s not Fadd9 either. Why? In order, the clarification being played are F, C, F, G, C, F. That makes up the formula 1-5-9 of the major scale. Since there is no 3rd, this chord is neither major or minor. But the presence of the 9th makes it a sus2.

  23. miktu says:

    thats a F power chord, not Fadd9…

  24. iMPRE7ed says:

    I’m too bone idle to tune guitar, lol

  25. punchmau says:

    Thank you so much!!! This is a fantastic tutoria!!!

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