Clocks Guitar Lesson

Clocks Guitar Lesson

Clocks, taken from Coldplay's second album, A Rush Of Blood To The Head, is one of the bands most popular songs. Winning Record of the Year at the 2004 Grammy Awards, and reaching number 9 in the UK singles chart the catchy piano riff helped confirm Coldplay among the biggest international acts of the early 2000s. Indeed, in February 2013 the song was voted by listeners of BBC Radio 6 Music as the greatest song released during the 10 years the station had been broadcasting.

Clocks was composed during the late stages of production of Coldplay's second album when a riff popped into Chris Martin's mind late one night in Liverpool. According to Martin, Clocks was inspired by the English rock band Muse! When Martin presented the riff to the band's guitarist, Jonny Buckland, he quickly added guitar chords to the basic track: Martin descibed that "Jonny picked up his guitar [a sure sign that he likes a song] and played these brilliant chords...It was like a chemical reaction process." Enjoy having the same experience playing along with Martin's piano piece!


Here is the lesson tab included below*: (Capo First Fret)

Introduction and Verse:

Clocks Tab Intro & Verse


Bridge in Clocks


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