“Clocks” (Coldplay Cover)

Originally posted 2008-04-20 14:50:20. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

By Jeff Copperthite:
Good afternoon to you! It’s Jeff today bringing you today’s Laptop Session. It is our 2nd installment from Coldplay, and this one comes off of their album “Rush of Blood to the Head”.

It is also quite a popular one – “Clocks”. This song has an addictive backing to it with a driving piano riff. I managed to transcribe part of it to guitar.

I had done this version earlier this past week, but again wanted to redo it with my new guitar strings. They did give me some problems during the recording, as keeping them in tune proved somewhat frustrating.

Please continue to keep with us here at laptopsessions.com, as great things are happening! Our next live performance is May 16 at George’s II restaurant.

Check back tomorrow for another great session from Jim!

Editor’s Note: Unfortunately, Jeff’s acoustic cover song music videos are no longer on YouTube, but we decided to keep his cover song blog posts up.  We figured these music blog entries would be good for posterity’s sake and because Jeff always gave such insightful posts each Session.  We hope to see Jeff’s impressive catalog of acoustic rock songs here on the Laptop Sessions cover songs and original music blog again in the future.  But, for now, please make sure to check-out hundreds of other acoustic cover songs from all of your favorite bands here on the Laptop Sessions music blog!

“Clocks” by Coldplay – Chords, Tabs, & How To Play

Originally posted 2008-04-21 00:33:33. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

CLOCKS
By Coldplay
Chords Used:
Abm	4 6 6 4 4 4
Eb	6 6 8 8 8 6
Bbm	6 8 8 6 6 6
F#maj7	2 4 3 3 2 2
C#	4 4 6 6 6 4
Eb	Bbm	Abm
Eb	Bbm	Abm

Eb                  Bbm

Lights go out and I can't be saved

Ab

Tides that I tried to swim against

Eb                     Bbm

Have brought me down upon my knees

Ab

Oh I beg, I beg and please, singing

Eb                Bbm

Come out of the things unsaid
Ab
Shoot an apple off my head
Eb            Bbm
And a trouble that can't be named
Ab
A tiger's waiting to be tamed, singing
Eb	Bbm	 Ab
Yooooouuuuu arrrreeee
Eb	Bbm	 Ab
Yooooouuuuu arrrreeee
Eb	Bbm	Ab
Eb	Bbm	Ab
Eb               Bbm
Confusion that never stops
Ab
Closing walls and ticking clocks
Eb                     Bbm
Gonna come back and take you home
Ab
I could not stop, that you now know
Eb          Bbm
Singing come out upon my seas
Ab
Curse missed opportunities
Eb            Bbm
Am I a part of the cure
Ab
Or am I part of the disease, singing
Eb	Bbm	 Ab
Yooooouuuuu arrrreeee
Eb	Bbm	 Ab
Yooooouuuuu arrrreeee
Eb	Bbm	 Ab
Yooooouuuuu arrrreeee
Eb	Bbm	 Ab
Yooooouuuuu arrrreeee
Eb	Bbm	Ab
Eb	Bbm	Ab
Eb	Bbm	 Ab
Yooooouuuuu arrrreeee
Eb	Bbm	 Ab
Yooooouuuuu arrrreeee
F#                    C#
And nothing else compares
F#                    C#
And nothing else compares
F#                    C#
And nothing else compares
F#                    C#
And nothing else compares
Eb	Bbm	Ab
Eb	Bbm	Ab
Eb	Bbm	 Ab
Yooooouuuuu arrrreeee
Eb	Bbm	 Ab
Yooooouuuuu arrrreeee
Eb     Bbm
Ab
Home, home, where I wanted to go
Eb     Bbm                      Ab
Home, home, where I wanted to go
Eb     Bbm                      Ab
Home, home, where I wanted to go
Eb     Bbm                      Ab
Home, home, where I wanted to go

“Spies” (Coldplay Cover)

Originally posted 2008-03-27 17:50:46. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

By Jeff Copperthite:

Welcome once again to Thumpin’ Thursday. It’s Jeff today bringing you the next video in our ongoing series.

I’ve got a real cool tune coming your way today. It’s another new band here on laptopsessions.com, and the band is Coldplay. While Coldplay is among one of the more critiqued bands out there, it is hard to deny that they come out with great sounding songs. I’m always impressed by the guitar work on the two albums I own from them. The song I have chosen to play is “Spies” from their album Parachutes.

The song itself is not in standard tuning, and I at first tried to figure this song out. However I picked it up quickly once I learned the alternate tuning that is used in the song. It has a cool feel along with a unique sound.

As far as my performance, the bridge was the hardest part in this take, but despite mis-fingering two chords in the bridge, the rest of it is quite solid and brings out the spirit of the song.

It also translates well to acoustic, since the recorded version is also heavily based on acoustic.

Also, remember that I will be playing w/ Masters of the Universe this coming Wednesday @ the Southern CT University talent show. If you are in the area and want to hear a great free show and some great talent, please join us! More information can be found on http://www.jimfusco.com

Check back tomorrow for Jim’s latest video!

Editor’s Note: Unfortunately, Jeff’s acoustic cover song music videos are no longer on YouTube, but we decided to keep his cover song blog posts up.  We figured these music blog entries would be good for posterity’s sake and because Jeff always gave such insightful posts each Session.  We hope to see Jeff’s impressive catalog of acoustic rock songs here on the Laptop Sessions cover songs and original music blog again in the future.  But, for now, please make sure to check-out hundreds of other acoustic cover songs from all of your favorite bands here on the Laptop Sessions music blog!

The BEST “SHOULD’VE BEEN THE SINGLE”’s of 2011 (The Year-End Review Awards)

Originally posted 2012-01-14 20:00:16. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

By Chris Moore:

Every year, a significant percentage of music listeners base their playlists and knowledge of music on the tracks chosen as singles.  The obvious drawback here is that these tracks are chosen based on the likelihood they will be radio hits.  In short, the songs that fit the formula prescribed by the labels will be chosen, and the other – oftentimes superior – songs are left unnoticed.

Now, I understand why this is the process; I really do.  Those who like albums are left to take our chances on the LPs.  However, even in choosing the singles, the powers-that-be often surprise me.  The following three tracks are the songs that I feel should have been the singles for their respective albums instead of the ones that were actually chosen.  I’ve listed out the songs that were chosen as singles, and you’ll find that, in a couple cases, there are three songs that have been chosen over the song I feel is most single-worthy.  As a final note, Colbie Caillat recently released “Brighter Than the Sun” as the second single from All of You, which leads me to believe that I’m not completely off base in my opinions.

1)  “Hurts Like Heaven” – Coldplay (over ‘Every Teardrop is a Waterfall,” “Paradise,” and “Charlie Brown”)

2)  “Fire Fly” – Childish Gambino (over “Bonfire,” “Heartbeat,” and “All the Shine”)

3)  “Brighter Than the Sun” – Colbie Caillat (over “I Do”)