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Speed Of Sound Tab

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----Coldplay + Speed of Sound----- Chords, Also with Electric part at bottom.

Tabbed By- Jay Logan - Subbliminal@hotmail.com

-Tuning is: Standard Tuning
EADGBE (low to high)

Sounds Great on Acoustic By the Way

Alright, first off, just so people know, The chords listed are pretty much all alternitive
fingers, but for this song its what is used. The one thing that I basically noticed, is the constant use of
the D note on the second string, and I figured out some really good sounding chords for it.
Enjoy.


All chords were named using JGuitar's chord namer, very helpfull tool. They
also have a chord search and many other things.(http://www.jguitar.com)


Now on to the Chord/Tab shall we.

Note for Chords Used 
-I put the bar part for the G, just incase anybody wants to use it for some parts
 were it is easier. 
-For the D/F# you hold the bass note with your thumb.
-Remember most of these are alternitive fingerings, so play em as shown not how you
 usually play them, it makes a huge difference.

Chords
                   
    Asus4   Em7   A6sus4  G   G-Bar  Bm7 D6/B  D/F#  DM7/F#   E7  D5/A
E|----0------0------0-----3-----3-----5----2----2------2------0-----10---|
B|----3------3------3-----3-----3-----3----3----3------3------3-----10---|
G|----2------0------2-----0-----4-----2----2----2------2------1-----7----|
D|----2------2------4-----0-----5-----4----0----0------4------0-----7----|
A|----0------2------0-----2-----5-----2----2----0------4------2-----x----|
E|----x------0------x-----3-----3-----x----x----2------2------0-----x----|



Intro 

      Asus4          Em7           Em7          A6sus4
E|-0-----------|-0-----------|-0-----------|-0-----------|
B|-----3-------|-----3-------|-----3-------|-----3-------|
G|--------2--2-|--------0--0-|--------0--0-|-------------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------4--4-|
A|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
E|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|

Verse 1

Asus4                 Em7
How long before I get in?
Em7                        A6sus4
Before it starts, before I begin?
Asus4                  Em7
How long before you decide?
Em7                         A6sus4
Before I know what it feels like?
Asus4                Em7
Where to, where do I go?
Em7                                 A6sus4
If you never try, then you'll never know.
Asus4                   Em7
How long do I have to climb,
Em7                                 A6sus4
Up on this side of this mountain of mine?


Riff
      Asus4          Em7           Em7          A6sus4
E|-0-----------|-0-----------|-0-----------|-0-----------|
B|-----3-------|-----3-------|-----3-------|-----3-------|
G|--------2--2-|--------0--0-|--------0--0-|-------------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------4--4-|
A|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
E|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|

Verse 2

Asus4                  Em7
Look up, I look up at night,
Em7                                A6sus4
Planets are moving at the speed of light.
Asus4                Em7
Climb up, up in the trees,
Em7                                        A6sus4
every chance that you get, is a chance you seize.
Asus4                 Em7
How long am I gonna' stand,
Em7                         A6sus4
with my head stuck under the sand?
Asus4                    Em7
I'll start before I can stop,
Em7                              A6sus4
before I see things the right way up.


Pre-Chorus

G            Asus4             Bm7
And all that noise, all that sound,
G          Asus4         Bm7
all those places I got found.


Chorus

G                          D6/B
And birds go flying at the speed of sound,
D/F#               G
to show you how it all began.
G                          Bm7
Birds came flying from the underground,
DM7/F#                         G-Bar
if you could see it then you'd understand,...

Riff

      Asus4          Em7           Em7          A6sus4
E|-0-----------|-0-----------|-0-----------|-0-----------|
B|-----3-------|-----3-------|-----3-------|-----3-------|
G|--------2--2-|--------0--0-|--------0--0-|-------------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------4--4-|
A|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
E|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|


Verse 3

Asus4                   Em7
Ideas that you'll never find,
Em7                          A6sus4
all the inventors could never design.
Asus4                      Em7
The buildings that you put up,
Em7                    A6sus4
Japan and China all lit up.
Asus4                  Em7
A sign that I couldn't read,
Em7                          A6sus4
or a light that I couldn't see,
Asus4                     Em7
some things you have to believe,
Em7                      A6sus4
but others are puzzles, puzzling me.


Pre-Chorus

G            Asus4             Bm7
And all that noise, all that sound,
G          Asus4         Bm7
all those places I got found.


Chorus

G                          D6/B
And birds go flying at the speed of sound,
D/F#               G
to show you how it all began.
G                          Bm7
Birds came flying from the underground,
DM7/F#                         G-Bar
if you could see it then you'd understand,
DM7/F#                         G-Bar
Oh when you see it then you'll understand...


Interlude

D5/A (Twice slowly)

G              Asus4               Bm7
All those signs, I knew what they meant.
                E7
Somethings you can invent.
G            Asus4          Bm7             
Some get made, and some get sent,
E7
Ooh...


Chorus

G                          D6/B
And birds go flying at the speed of sound,
D/F#               G
to show you how it all began.
G                          Bm7
Birds came flying from the underground,
DM7/F#                         G-Bar
if you could see it then you'd understand,
DM7/F#                          G-Bar
Oh. when you see it then you'll understand...




Ok Now for the other electric part. It is playing some individual notes, which
is why some of the chords will sound like one part is way higher. The chords
That I made sound awesome on their own though, but with these following parts 
you will have the full song:) Reason its hard to do chords for this song is because
the chords in the song are all synth and piano with guitar doing back up notes.
Anyways here they are for you.

| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note


Electric Guitar Part

In Verse 2

E|---|-----------|----------|-------------|-------|
B|---|----10-8---|---8-8----|----8---7----|--7----|
G|---|--/6--6----|----------|-------------|-----6-|
D|-7-|---------9-|--9-9-----|--9---7---7--|-7-7---|
A|---|-----------|------10--|-------------|-------|
E|---|-----------|----------|-------------|-------| 

E|-----------|----------|-------------|
B|----10-8---|---8-8----|----8---7----|
G|--/6--6----|----------|-------------|
D|---------9-|--9-9-----|--9---7---7--|
A|-----------|------10--|-------------|
E|-----------|----------|-------------| 



pre-chorus, Play twice.

E|---5----5---5|----5---5---5|----5---5---5-|----5---5---5--|
B|----0----0---|-----0---0---|-----0---0----|-----0---0-----|
G|-7---7----7--|--6---6---6--|--4---4---4---|--4---4---4----|
D|-------------|-------------|--------------|---------------|
A|-------------|-------------|--------------|---------------|
E|-------------|-------------|--------------|---------------|

chorus, Play twice, then lat bar repeated at end of that.

E|-----10----|------10----|-------9----|------10----|
B|--8----8-8-|--7-----7-7-|--7-----7-7-|--8-----8-8-|
G|---7----7--|---7-----7--|---7--------|---7--------|
D|-9--9------|-9--9-------|-7--7----7--|-9--9----9--|
A|-----------|------------|------------|------------|
E|-----------|------------|------------|------------|

Verse 3, first half there is these chords played with a swell(kind like clocks)
  A/E         E/E        D/A
E|-0-----------7----------5----------|
B|-2-----------8----------7----------|
G|-2-----------9----------7----------|
D|-2-----------9----------7----------|
A|-0-----------7----------5----------|
E|-0-----------0----------5----------|

The second half of verse three is
E|---|---9-/12-|----12-10---|---10-/14------14----|
B|---|---------|------------|---------------------|
G|---|/9---/12-|-/12---12---|-12---/14---14----14-|
D|-/7|---------|------------|---------------------|
A|---|---------|------------|---------------------|
E|---|---------|------------|---------------------|

E|---|---9-/12-|----12-10---|---10/14-|
B|---|---------|------------|---------|
G|---|/9---/12-|-/12---12---|-12------|
D|---|---------|------------|---------|
A|/12|---------|------------|---------|
E|---|---------|------------|---------|



Bridge Part.
E|---5----5---5|----5---5---5|----5---5---5-|----4---4---4--|
B|----0----0---|-----0---0---|-----0---0----|-----0---0-----|
G|-7---7----7--|--6---6---6--|--4---4---4---|--4---4---4----|
D|-------------|-------------|--------------|---------------|
A|-------------|-------------|--------------|---------------|
E|-------------|-------------|--------------|---------------|



Chorus 2 and 3, just a slight change.

E|--7-10--7--|--7-10--7--|---7-9--7---|--7-10--7--|
B|---8--8--8-|---7--7--7-|--7-7-7--7--|---8--8--8-|
G|-------7---|-------7---|------------|-------7---|
D|-9---------|-9---------|-7----------|-9---------|
A|-----------|-----------|------------|-----------|
E|-----------|-----------|------------|-----------|

Outro

E|---7-9--7---|--7-10--7--|--7-9----7-10---7-12---7-14---7-7/14~--|
B|--7-7-7--7--|---8--8--8-|---7------8------7------8------7-------|
G|------------|-------7---|---------------------------------------|
D|-7----------|-9---------|-7------9------7------9-----7----------|
A|------------|-----------|---------------------------------------|
E|------------|-----------|---------------------------------------|
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af2w131f wrote on August 2 2005, 12:00 am

This is by far the best tab for Speed of Sound as far as the electric guitar parts go(which is the only guitar in the song). I don't have an acoustic with me but the acoustic parts sound real good on my electric too. 5 stars no question...good work

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C3_Rocka wrote on August 3 2005, 12:00 am

awwww......me give a 3*

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acoustic-fish wrote on February 17 2006, 01:36 pm

^^the acoustic bits sound great. awesome tab.

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