Coldplay’s “Clocks” comes from the album A Rush of Blood to the Head which released in 2002. The British band managed to reach the top of the charts with this song, considered by some to be one of the best of the 2000s.
As for the meaning of the lyrics, they are said to refer to a stressful relationship from which the singer does not decide to leave. Thus the contrasts as well as the contradictions are explained.
On this page you can find a solo marimba transcription, and a Printable PDF file with sheet music for free download.
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The intro, as in the original song, has a quite minimalist in nature. As expected, the right hand plays the melody of the song, i.e. the singer’s part. The left hand accompanies a bass line, which it fills with eighth notes.
Although the score seems simple, the fast speed and repeated notes at the left hand add a degree of difficulty to the piece. However, it is worth trying even by a beginner, as long as the study is done at a slow tempo.
The arrangement follows the E♭ mixolydian key, which is the original key of the recording.
Clocks – Solo Marimba Free Sheet Music PDF
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