How to Play Clocks by Coldplay – Easy Piano Tutorial – Chords and Notes

Coldplay Clocks Easy Piano Tutorial – Chords, Riff and Notes

In this beginner’s tutorial, you will learn how to play the song, Clocks by Coldplay. I start by playing the riff or introduction of the song, including left hand notes, followed by the melody of the song. The riff is played very quickly but when it’s slowed down, you will realize that the notes are very simple. It’s three simple broken chords (arpeggios). The chords are E♭ major, B♭ minor and F minor.

There are two Coldplay Clocks piano tutorial videos. The first video consists of the riff/introduction plus the melody of the song, as well as left hand single notes. The second video consists of the riff plus chords.

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Coldplay Clocks Easy Piano Tutorial – Notes – Video 1

Here are the notes to be played with the right hand.

Intro/Riff:

E♭ B♭ G E♭ B♭ G E♭ B♭
D♭ B♭ F D♭ B♭ F D♭ B♭
D♭ B♭ F D♭ B♭ F D♭ B♭
C A♭ F C A♭ F C A♭

E♭ B♭ G E♭ B♭ G E♭ B♭
D♭ B♭ F D♭ B♭ F D♭ B♭
D♭ B♭ F D♭ B♭ F D♭ B♭
C A♭ F C A♭ F C A♭

E♭ B♭ G E♭ B♭ G E♭ B♭
D♭ B♭ F D♭ B♭ F D♭ B♭
D♭ B♭ F D♭ B♭ F D♭ B♭
C A♭ F C A♭ F C A♭

E♭ B♭ G E♭ B♭ G E♭ B♭
D♭ B♭ F D♭ B♭ F D♭ B♭
D♭ B♭ F D♭ B♭ F D♭ B♭
C A♭ F C A♭ F C A♭

Verse:

Play these notes with your right hand.

E♭ E♭ E♭ E♭ C D♭ C B♭
D♭ D♭ D♭ D♭ B♭ C B♭ A♭
E♭ E♭ E♭ E♭ C D♭ C B♭
D♭ D♭ D♭ B♭ C B♭ A♭ F E♭

E♭ E♭ E♭ C D♭ C B♭
D♭ D♭ D♭ B♭ C B♭ A♭ F E♭
E♭ E♭ E♭ C D♭ C B♭
D♭ D♭ D♭ B♭ C B♭ A♭ F E♭

G A♭ F E♭ G
G A♭ F E♭ G
E♭ B♭ G E♭ B♭ G E♭ B♭
D♭ B♭ F D♭ B♭ F D♭ B♭
D♭ B♭ F D♭ B♭ F D♭ B♭
C A♭ F C A♭ F C A♭

E♭ B♭ G E♭ B♭ G E♭ B♭
D♭ B♭ F D♭ B♭ F D♭ B♭
D♭ B♭ F D♭ B♭ F D♭ B♭
C A♭ F C A♭ F C A♭

Bass Notes – Coldplay Clocks

Play these notes with the left hand.

E♭ E♭ E♭ B♭ B♭ B♭
B♭ B♭ B♭ F F F
E♭ E♭ E♭ B♭ B♭ B♭
B♭ B♭ B♭ F F F

E♭ E♭ E♭ B♭ B♭ B♭
B♭ B♭ B♭ F F F
E♭ E♭ E♭ B♭ B♭ B♭
B♭ B♭ B♭ F F F

How to Play Chords for Clocks by Coldplay – Piano Tutorial – Video 2

It’s a three chord pattern. The chords are:

E♭ E♭ E♭ B♭ B♭ B♭
B♭ B♭ B♭ Fm Fm Fm
E♭ E♭ E♭ B♭ B♭ B♭
B♭ B♭ B♭ Fm Fm Fm

The above pattern of chords keeps repeating. Play full chords with your right hand and single notes with the left hand. For instance, play the chord, E flat with the right hand and the note, E flat with the left.

Hope you enjoyed learning this Coldplay Clocks easy piano tutorial for beginners. Keep practicing. All the best.

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