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Old 09-11-2014, 09:17 PM   #1
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Chords/Tabs for Songs of Innocence

I've worked out things a few things on my own so far, such as the main riff to The Miracle and the chord progression for The Troubles. But I thought it'd be nice to start a thread where musicians can post what they've learned in terms of playing any of the new songs. So fire away if you can!
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Old 09-12-2014, 11:51 AM   #2
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Every Breaking Wave

The chords for Every Breaking Wave are
A - C#m - E - B

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That sounds about right. I was playing around with it last night and was sort of surprised to the see the band using some variation of the 'pop-punk chord progression' once again (I–V–vi–IV progression). It's not far removed from a few other U2 songs either, like the main riff to Magnificent (F#m-C#m-A-E-B-Bm) or the chorus to Lady with the Spinning Head (C#m-A-E-Bm). But yeah, that sounds like something close to this version's. I've seen slightly different ones online for the live version of it.

The Miracle (of Joey Ramone), as they said in the other thread, appears to have a A-G-F progression for the main riff. I was originally thinking that The Troubles' chorus might be G#-F#-C-D, but the sharps might be off by a bit. It sounded okay in the key I was playing those in though, but not so good in other ones.
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The main riff for the miracle is spot on,anybody help me out with the rest of the song. Terrible at doing it by ear!

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Sleep like a baby tonight is straight forward

F#m - Am - Dm - Bm

You're best of though sliding down the E string and just hitting A&D strings every other beat...
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Tune into chords - Chordify

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Tune into chords - Chordify

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Yeah, that site has helped me quite a bit at times. It's not 100% accurate each time, but neither are any of us, I suppose.

Maybe at some point one of us can plug in each of the songs and see what it comes up with.
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The main riff for the miracle is spot on,anybody help me out with the rest of the song. Terrible at doing it by ear!

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playing around with it now, the verse and pre-chorus should be:

A - C - G - F

the chorus I am a little undecided:

G - D - Bm OR F#m - A
G - D - A
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Verse
D - A - E - F#m
D - A - F#m - B

Chorus
D - A - F#m - B
D - A - B

sorry for any mistakes, just quickly running through these songs on lousy speakers and my acoustic but wanna get some chords down, even if flawed, so we have an idea
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Song for someone

Throughout the song:

Em - B - F#m - G#m
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Iris (Hold Me Close)

Verse & chorus
C - Am - Em - D

Pre-chorus & middle8/bridge
G - Am - Em - D
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...difficult to put this into chords, itll sound much better if you power chord the bass line. it'll also be better if you palm-mute throughout!

Em - A - Em - (quick one strum) G/B/A/A/B [or just play G]

chorus

Em - Gm - D - Am (?)

the "glastonbury" riff, if played in chords --> E - E - B - D (two strums each)
however i'd prefer just playing the riff and then go back to chords...
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Cedarwood Road

Intro (riff) & chorus
C - Em - B - C

Intro (Edge hard riff)
Em - A - Em - A - Em - A - Em - D (listen to the song to get the timing right)

Verse is a breakdown of the riff
Em - A - G - A - C - B (again, listen to the strumming on the track)

not entirely sure about the verse, but it's a start...
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This Is Where You Can Reach Me Now

Intro and everything else

C - G# - G (and the occasional F at the end of the intro or chorus)

except right before the end where they go "this is the time, this is the reason" it's only C and G#
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playing around with it now, the verse and pre-chorus should be:

A - C - G - F

the chorus I am a little undecided:

G - D - Bm OR F#m - A
G - D - A
Cheers,will muck around and see how I get on.

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