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Midwest Indigo Chords

(Version #1)
Twenty One Pilots
[Intro]
E G#m B F#
 
E        G#m               B
Reaching out on my way home
               F#
You can be so cold, I’ll try again
E           G#m                      B
You make me sad and second-guess myself
               F#
You can be so cold (cold, cold, cold)
 
 
[Chorus]
E        G#m               B
Reaching out on my way home
               F#
You can be so cold, I’ll try again
E           G#m                      B
You make me sad and second-guess myself
               F#
You can be so cold, Midwest Indigo
 
 
[Verse 1]
E                 G#m
Running late so I didn’t have the time
    B
To scr*pe the frosted windshield
            F#
Like we’re barely scr*ping by
E                   G#m
Concentrate on the little gap in the ice
      B                      F#
That seems to be about as wide as our chances
 
 
[Pre-Chorus]
D#m  E
   “Did you pull up yet?
        D#m
Not yet
     E
Did you forgеt we’re tight on time?”
 
 
[Chorus]
E        G#m               B
Reaching out on my way home
               F#
You can be so cold, I’ll try again
E           G#m                      B
You make me sad and second-guess myself
               F#
You can be so cold, Midwest Indigo
 
 
[Verse 2]
E                         G#m
Cloud coverage matched my outfit to a knife
   B
I requested counsel with the counselor
F#
And he cancelled twice
E                           G#m
It’s a different blue, it’s deeper than it’s been
         B                           F#
I’ll be pulling into the parking lot before the heat kicks in
 
 
[Pre-Chorus]
D#m   E
    “What’s your ETA?
            D#m
Two minutes
       E
Chill out, man, we’re right on time”
 
 
[Chorus]
E        G#m               B
Reaching out on my way home
               F#
You can be so cold, I’ll try again
E           G#m                      B
You make me sad and second-guess myself
               F#
You can be so cold, Midwest Indigo
 
E G#m B F#
 
 
[Outro]
D#m
And I want love and sunny days
C#m
I’m a bit too old to run away
D#m                                 C#m
You make me sad and second-guess myself
                B   E G#m B
You can be so cold
               F#  E G#m B F#
You can be so cold
              E G#m B F#
Midwest Indigo
 
E G#m B F#
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How to play "Midwest Indigo" by Twenty One Pilots on guitar

[Introduction]

Translate to Human:
Strum them with a down-stroke, one pluck per chord, to make a good rhythm.
Be careful with the smoothness of transitions between chords.
[Verse 1]

Chords: E, G
Strumming Pattern: Down, Up, Down, Up for a.
Put a lot of emphasis on rhythm and clarity in changing the chords.
The lyrics reveal a bit of frustration and struggle.
[Pre-Chorus]

Chords: D#m, E
Strum with downstrokes and add in some upstrokes for that authentic sound of.
Keep it at a consistent tempo with smooth chord changes.
Represents a conversation, making the song very dynamic.
[Chorus]

Chords: E, G
Strumming Pattern: Go for down-up strums, accenting a little more heavily than normal.
Dynamics and strum the guitar lighter on the more emotional lyrics.
Captures the emotional and wistful pull, and coldness in the lyrics.
[Verse 2]

Other chords: E, G
Strums and transitions are the same as in Verse 1.
Make the strumming steady.
Continues the narrative of personal trials and self-contemplation.
[Outro]

Chords: D#m, C#m, B, E, G
Strumming Pattern: Down-up-down-up, with a soft and mellow.
Ensure that the feel is constant the whole way through and allow the chords
to ring at the end for a reflective finish.
Implies longing as well as the emotional chill of the Midwest.
[General Tips]

Tuning: Standard tuning (E A D G B e).
Clean tone or a bit overdriven on your amp. Practice progressively by starting
slowly to get the chord changes down, then gradually speed up.

[Common Mistakes]
Busy transitions: slow down your practice to meet the chord changes by moving
seamlessly. Inconsistent strum: Play along with a metronome to get your guitar
strumming in time. Dampened strings: Shift fingers to allow all of the strings to ring
openly. [Song Facts] The song "Midwest Indigo" by Twenty One Pilots is really quite
introspective, with lyrics all about some sort of self-discovery out of emotional strife.
Descriptive lyrics in the song set out to capture the coldness and harshness in life,
metaphorically linked with the wintery Midwestern winters. Twenty One Pilots, a band
by Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, articulate with the most introspective lyrics while laying
on a peculiar mix of instrumentation. Cold feelings tie the innards of the song, which is
an inner story that speaks of a fight to cope with desires for warmth and clarifications in life.

            
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