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The Scientist is a piano driven ballad from the immensely popular British band Coldplay. It’s the second single from their second 2002 studio album ‘A Rush Of Blood To The Head’.

This lesson covers how vocalist Chris Martin plays it on the guitar in the key of F. The guitar should be tuned in fourths, raising the two top strings with a half step from B to C and E to F.

We also take a look at the key of D, with the capo on the third fret, for those who’d like a slightly more simplified version.

Both keys are likely too low for the average female voice, so for that a segment of how to play it in the key of G is included.