How to Play Viva La Vida on Piano

If you are among the 90s babies, you certainly have heard of the songs by Coldplay!

Coldplay is an internationally known British rock band that immensely promoted alternative rock music. The band is the brainchild of Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland during their college years in University College London in 1996. They first named their band Starfish. It was only in 1998 when they settled for the band name Coldplay and four band members (Guy Berryman for bass guitar and backing vocals, Jonny Buckland as lead guitarist and for backing vocals, Will Champion for drums, percussion, and backing vocals, and Chris Martin for lead vocals, keyboards, and guitar). In May 1998, Coldplay recorded their first public release Safety that has three sample tracks intended as demo tracks for record companies.

Although Coldplay had released three public records between 1998 and 1999, it was only in 2000 when their first debut album under a record label was released in the United Kingdom. Following the success of the UK lead single “Shiver” was the band and album’s wide-reaching fame when “Yellow” was released as the lead single in the United States. Soon after, the Coldplay sensation reached all parts of the world and still at present continuous to create and share their passion in music.

I am among the millions of Coldplay fans who religiously collect their entire album releases and just like the others, one of my favorite Coldplay songs is the 2008 studio album release Viva La Vida. The second I had synced the song into my iPod, I would listen to it every morning. It routinely set my mood in good vibes. I love the tune, I love the meaning of the song, and I love everything about Viva La Vida! I know a lot of those who belong to the 90s generation love the song as well. In fact, Viva La Vida had won at the 51st Grammy Awards in 2009 as the Grammy Award for Song of the Year. I independently studied how to play Viva La Vida on piano, so if you are also interested and you have a background in piano playing by reading piano sheets, there are hundreds of download sites for piano sheets that are available in the Internet. Some requires payment while some don’t, but I always recommend http://www.piano-sheets.net and http://www.freepianosongs.blogspot.com for free downloadable and printable piano sheets. You may also watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7kwzGuwaG0 for practical piano tutorials.