Guitartricks How to Play Trouble (Coldplay)

Guitartricks How to Play Trouble (Coldplay)

"Trouble" as made famous by Coldplay is a 2000s era pop hit that features some solid acoustic and melodic electric guitar parts.

Mike will show you the 3 guitars in this song. Guitar 1 is an acoustic guitar that strums the chord progressions throughout. Guitars 2&3 are electric guitars with a unique tuning that add some arpeggiated textures and slide melodies. You’ll need a slide to play Guitar 3’s parts.

To play this tune with one guitar, simply play Guitar 1 throughout.

In the following lessons, we’ll talk about open and barre chords, dynamics, steady strumming approaches, chord arpeggiation, melodic slide ideas, and dynamics. We are in the key of E minor, with a 4/4 time signature, at a tempo of 70 BPM.

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