Song 11 - "Yellow" by Coldplay

The last of the “Easy” songs is here.

Song: Yellow
Artist: Coldplay
Tuning: Standard (EADG)

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Here’s my take on Coldplay yellow. I,V,IV,I cord progression with chorus variation. Was out of work last 6 months with dislocated shoulder. Been back to work for a month. I do labor work so getting home tired. Limited time at home. Day goes by to fast. 5 more years to retirement. Had to vent. This was a fun song last one on level 1. I see some challenges in the future especially with my fretting hand. All good I’ll cross that bridge when I get there. Hope you enjoy. Not perfect but that why I do these Videos to get better.
CHEERS :beers:

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Very nice, @BigAl . . . :slight_smile:

Cheers
Joe

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:blush:Thanks.

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Great Job @BigAl !!!
and boy is that bass beautiful.

Something noticed doing this song and was working on was ‘leaping’ to the next note (leap meaning a long or awkward fret position change). I was sometimes hitting on the ‘leaped to note’ a little late, I hear this here too. My fix was to leave the current note a split second early to account for transition time and hit the note on beat vs. trying to leave the current note when the next was to sound.
You do get this nailed as the song progresses so maybe your ear started telling your fingers what to do!

Awesome job man!

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Yellow there!
Yow are you?
Y’m groovey…and Yellow…

First outing of the MIJ Aerodyne (it is quickly becoming my fave).
Straight into the DAI
100% P
~30% J
Tone up ~30%
I seem to like this setting on many basses.

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Nice job Al @BigAl ,
nice tone from the bass, nice to see your little buddy enjoyed it too, he was waging his tail and that’s always a good sign,
Cheers Brian

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Good job @BigAl and @John_E! As usual some cool basses from you too.

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Here is mine with a few subtle notes added at the end. Didn’t plan it, it just happened, kind of like spontaneous combustion. :slight_smile:

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Nice job John @John_E ,
Love the color of the bass and the mix was really nice.
You played it really well and hit every point.
If i was going to offer a suggestion on anything it would be you could clean up your economy of movement, i would use my middle finger on the E, pinky on the F# then drop pinky down to the B and index on the G#, that is unless you are creating the slide intentionally from the B back to the G#.
Not that it makes any difference cuz there is plenty of time between notes, just my thoughts,
Cheers Brian

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Nice job @Ruknrole ,
Love the tone from the bass, fitted nicely in the mix, your few extra notes at the end worked in ok,
Cheers Brian

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Thanks, for your input. Like your Aerodyne Fender too. Great Tone and sound. Great job.

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Nice work @BigAl @John_E and @Ruknrole I enjoyed the different takes on the move into the chorus on each one. I need to get practicing this song.
Any fans of Peep Show on the forum? Whenever Coldplay is mentioned, I defer to Super Hans judgment.

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Thanks Brian @TNKA36
Appreciate the tips, will have a look and a go at it.
I am keen now to start taming this fretting hand and work on all things fretting motion so this is very timely feedback.
I did have the pinky in the mix to start but it wasn’t strong enough to get a good tone so opted for its stronger neighbor. On my list to do some pinky weight training.
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glad your bass didn’t catch fire!
Great job on this one all around.

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Great job @BigAl

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Awesome @John_E . I left a comment on your YT as well.

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nice job @Ruknrole

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Song 11 already, and as Sandy Denny so beautifully sang ‘Who Knows Where the Time Goes?’

Cheers Amigos

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Nice job @Barney ,that p bass is sounding good.

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