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Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall is a song by the band Coldplay. It was released in June of 2011 as a single and later that year on the album, Mylo Xyloto In this lesson, we’ll talk about how chords are used to drive the melody. You can think of this song as using only 3 chords – but with a wide variety of added or suspended notes. We’ll spend quite a bit of time talking about these chord alterations As usual, we’ll first go through each part of the song with chords in root position – we will then follow that up by moving from chord to chord taking advantage of nearest inversions – I will also show the specific inversions that drive the melody.