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Weekly Lessons

Yellow by Coldplay

Thursday, May 2, 2019 by Chris McCaig | Songs


Song Structure

Intro - 4 Just guitar 

Intro - 8 Loose hats

Verse - Closed hats

Chorus - 6 Ride + 2 rest

Intro - 8 Loose hats

Verse - Closed hats

Chorus - 6 Ride + 2 rest

Outro - Loose hats

 

Song Breakdown

After a 4 bar guitar intro, the band comes in strong playing an 8 bar intro.    

The intro groove is a two bar pattern with loose hi hats, a repetitive kick pattern and a crash every two bars.

The verse groove changes to closed hi hats with an open hi hat every two bars.  

The kick pattern has also changed to all doubles.  

 As we approach the chorus the hi hats will loosen for the last two bars.

The chorus is played on the ride with a crash every two bars. 

A new kick pattern is also introduced. 

This groove is played for 6 bars with a 2 bar rest, before returning to the intro groove.


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