Another of A R Rahman’s excellent composition which is completely based on an acoustic guitar.

Most people think Roobaroo guitar chords are A & D which is correct. But here are some minor changes & tips that will make it sound exact. Its easy, try it!!

Bandbaaja
  • TIP #1
    The Chords are A and Dadd9 (means include the E note)
  • TIP #2
    the last line chord just before the line KYON SEHTE RAHE is Amaj7
  • TIP #3
    For this song, the best way to get the same original feel is to use a CAPO on 2nd fret
    and play A (like the open G with D note – Pink Floyd style G chord)
    and then play the D (like open C with D note – Pink Floyd style Cadd9)

The chord positions are given below.

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Chord Placement (lyrics-wise)
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[INTRO]

Throughout the intro u play this:

/ A / Dadd9 / A / Dadd9 /
/ A / Dadd9 / A / Dadd9 /
/ A / Dadd9 /

[VERSE]

/A…………/Dadd9…../
…Aye Saalaaa

/A…………/Dadd9…../
…Abhi Abhi

/A…………/Dadd9…../
…Hua Yakeen

/A…………/Dadd9…../
…Ke Aag Hai

/A…………/Dadd9…../
…Mujh Mein Kahin

/A…………/Dadd9…../
…Hui Subah

/A…………/Dadd9…../
…Main Jal Gaya

/A…………/Dadd9…../
…Suraj Ko Main

/A…………/STOP………./A………../Dadd9……/A………../Dadd9./STOP/
…Nigal Gaya/……….Rooba-roooooo Rosh-niiii
Rooba-roooooo Rosh-niiii hai

AND SO ON

IN THE LAST LINE OF LAST PARA

/Amaj7…………../A……/STOP
…….Kyon Sehte Ra-heyyyy.

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CHORD POSITIONS
==================================
FOR THOSE WHO HAVE CAPO
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THE A CHORD - to be played like THE G OPEN CHORD with CAPO on 2nd FRET

.E---A---D---G---B---E
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|___|___|___|___|___|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|======(0)=(0)=(0)==| <- The Capo
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|___|___|___|___|___|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|___|___|___|___|___|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|..(2)..|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|___|___|___|___|___|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
(1)..|...|...|..(3).(4)
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|___|___|___|___|___|


THE D ADD 9 CHORD - to be played like THE OPEN C ADD 9 CHORD with CAPO on 2nd FRET

.E---A---D---G---B---E
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|___|___|___|___|___|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
(X)=========(0)=(0)==| <- The Capo
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|___|___|___|___|___|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|___|___|___|___|___|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|..(2)..|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|___|___|___|___|___|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|..(1)..|...|..(3).(4)
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|___|___|___|___|___|


THE A MAJOR 7 CHORD (last line - Kyon Sehte Rahe chord )

with CAPO on 2nd FRET


.E---A---D---G---B---E
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|___|___|___|___|___|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
(X)=(X)=(0)=(0)=(0)==| <- The Capo
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|___|___|___|___|___|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|___|___|___|___|___|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|..(1)
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|___|___|___|___|___|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|___|___|___|___|___|


==================================
CHORD POSITIONS
==================================
FOR THOSE WHO DONT HAVE CAPO
==================================

THE A CHORD

(X).(0).............(0)
.E---A---D---G---B---E
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|___|___|___|___|___|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|..(1).(2).(3)..|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|___|___|___|___|___|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|___|___|___|___|___|


THE D ADD 9 CHORD

(X).(0).(0).........(0)
.E---A---D---G---B---E
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|___|___|___|___|___|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|..(1)..|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|___|___|___|___|___|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|..(3)..|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|___|___|___|___|___|

THE A MAJOR 7 CHORD (last line - Kyon Sehte Rahe chord )

(X).(0).............(0)
.E---A---D---G---B---E
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|..(2)..|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|___|___|___|___|___|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|..(1)..|..(3)..|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|___|___|___|___|___|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|...|...|...|...|...|
.|___|___|___|___|___|


(X) means DONT PLAY THAT STRING
(0) means open string
(1) is first finger
(2) is second finger
(3) is third finger
(4) is fourth finger

This post is written by our regular contributor bandbaaja who is a professional musician and has performed with the trio of SEL (Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy).

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