Coldplay - Atlas

And what an absolute magical track this is. As we've seen quite a few times already, Chris Martin (singer and pianist of Coldplay) really knows how to put his chords and patterns to good use. He is a truly marvellous example of a Pop-Pianist.

This new song of theirs, yet again holds a wonderful (and quite extensive, 14 different chords/voicings for just the verse) chord progression using really nice voicings and inversions and a hauntingly beautiful broken-chord pattern.

This week with primer of me doing a full cover version, WITH light up keys and my hands clearly shown, so you can still see what I'm playing AND hear how it should sound in total. The actual tutorial video's break it down for you at slow pace.

Please let me know what you think of the cover, if you'd like to see more of those in the future and have a lot of fun learning the song! It's a GREAT exercise.

Cheers, Coen.

COVER - Full version of the 'End Result'. 



About Coen

Founder of Piano Couture and creator of the Hack the Piano method. Coen is a musician, reader, writer, web-designer, eater and traveler. Find him at

10 thoughts on “Coldplay - Atlas”

  1. That was simply... amazing. I could feel your genuine passion while playing and singing, and it actually gave me the goosebumps. Very few songs have done that, and they are the ones that really stick in my head. I admire your skill and hope to be able to play as well as you someday. (:


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