Fix You – Coldplay – (No Capo) Beginner Guitar Tutorial

by IanM on November 22, 2011

An easy beginner guitar tutorial to help you learn the song Fix You by Coldplay on guitar fast with easy chords options, easy strumming, no complicated theory and without a capo (if you don’t have one or don’t want to use one). Learn how to play and sing this song in 2 easy steps.

STEP 1: WATCH THE GUITAR TUTORIAL

Click here to watch the video on YouTube

STEP 2: REFER TO TUTORIAL NOTES

INTRO:
  • C Em Am x2
VERSE 1:
  • C Em Am
  • C Em Am
  • C Em Am
  • C Em Am

[VERSE 2] (Same Chords as Verse 1)

CHORUS:
  • F G
  • F G
  • F G C
INTERLUDE:
  • C Em Am x 2 (Same as intro)

[VERSE 3] (Same Chords as Verse 1)

[CHORUS]

BRIDGE:
  • C F C G
  • Am F C G
  • C F C G
  • Am F C G

[CHORUS](Final)

Click Here for Chords & Lyrics on Ultimate-Guitar.com
Note: Chords on Ultimate Guitar may be different from the tutorial above due to being in a different key or because the author has simply used different chords from my version. Use the transposing tool available on their site to transpose chords to the key you wish to play in.
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BEGINNER TIPS:

Replace F Major with F7 if F Major is too difficult to play. The original key of the song is D# so capo the 3rd fret and use the chords below if you want to play in the same key as the original song.

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CHORDS USED (5): C G Em Am F

  • Tutorial Song Key: C
  • Original Song Key: D# (Capo 3rd fret)
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STRUMMING PATTERN

Down Strokes Only:
  • down down DOWN down down down DOWN down
Up and Down Strokes:
  • down down DOWN (down up) down down DOWN (down up)
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Help Me Dude – I’m a COMPLETE beginner and still need help

  1. Check out the Free Beginner Guitar Course and Lessons  on the site to see if they help
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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Zacharyzmp May 21, 2014 at 3:37 am

So basically with the capo, the chords are the same just the end of the guitar is “further in”? I know the notes aren’t the same ut hte finger positioning is the same, correct? Help a noob out 😛

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Zacharyzmp May 21, 2014 at 3:38 am

So basically with the capo, the chords are the same just the end of the guitar is “further in”? I know the notes aren’t the same but the finger positioning is the same, correct? Help a noob out 😛

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jason January 11, 2015 at 2:06 am

@Zacharyzmp yep, that’s right. Guitar tabs are often written as if there’s no capo, but then a capo raises the key by a half step per fret. So to play this song so that it’s in tune with the recording or other instruments (like a piano), you would play a C chord shape, but with a capo on the 3rd fret.

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