This song is actually a piano ballad, but sounds really beautiful on guitar as well. In the video below, David from Next Level Guitar demonstrates an easier method for playing this song with a capo on the third fret. When played without a capo, this song would more than likely be too challenging for a beginner. (Don’t have a capo? Not sure what a capo is? Learn all about it by reading a lesson I put together on how to use a capo here.)
The Scientist is a fairly simple song to play once you get the hang of the chord changes. The chord shapes you will need to know for this song are: B Minor 7, G Major, D Major, Dsus2, A and A7. A couple of those chords may be completely new to you and sound difficult, but don’t worry, they sound much more difficult than they really are.
A big thanks to David Taub of Next Level Guitar for making the video lesson below available. You can learn more about Next Level Guitar in my review here. I highly recommend you visit Next Level Guitar today after you are done viewing this lesson for a ton of awesome video lessons like the one below. It will definitely skyrocket your guitar playing to new levels.