Aadat Jal Band
Note: This post was originally published on June 28, 2008 but I have re-posted it with accurate set of chords and tabs. Enjoy!

The song Aadat, by the band group Jal, is one which will give you supreme satisfaction if you are an acoustic guitar player. In the scale of C# minor, there are lots of subtle variations that makes this song a wonderful learning experience for guitarists. Apart from interesting chords and its arpeggios, it also has a unique muted strumming pattern. All of this together makes it a beautiful melody perfect for acoustic playing.

There are 3 important chords in the key of C# minor that you need to know:

C#m:2 / A:3 / B / C#sus2:2

The last chord (C#sus2) is only played in the INTRO part. It’s just the regular C#m barre chord with the middle finger lifted off the 2nd string, 5th fret. Rest of the song only uses C#m, A and B chords. In the Antras, the chord pattern C#m, B, A, B keeps repeating.

The strumming pattern is simple but to sound like original you should mute the sound with the left hand. Just loosen the grip after every stroke.

|1&2&|3&4&|5&6&|7&8&|
|D-DU|--D-|DU--|D---|

(INTRO)

$5 4 $4 6 $3 6 $4 6 $2 4 $3 6 $4 6 $2 4 $3 6 $4 6 $2 4 $3 6 $4 6 $2 4 $3 6 $4 6 $5 4 $4 6 $3 6 $4 6 $2 4 $3 6 $4 6 $2 4 $3 6 $4 6 $2 4 $3 6 $4 6 $2 4 $3 6 $4 6

$5 4 $4 6 $3 6 $4 6 $2 5 $3 6 $4 6 $2 5 $3 6 $4 6 $2 5 $3 6 $4 6 $2 5 $3 6 $4 6 $5 4 $4 6 $3 6 $4 6 $2 4 $3 6 $4 6 $2 4 $3 6 $4 6 $2 4 $3 6 $4 6 $2 4 $3 6 $4 6


Play INTRO continuously for the following stanza (ignore the chords):
(MUKHDA)
Na (C#m)jaane kab se
Umeedein kuch (A)baki hain
Mujhe phir bhi te(C#m)ri yaad
Kyun (A)ati hai?
Najaane kab (C#m)se

/ (C#sus2) (C#m) / (C#sus2) (C#m) / (A) % / (A) % /

Below tune and the chords are in sync. Guitar 1 plays the interlude and Guitar 2 plays the chords.
(INTERLUDE 1)

$3 6 4 6 $2 5 $3 6 4 $3 6 4 6 $2 5 $3 6 4 $4 7 $3 6 $4 7 $2 5 $3 6 4 6 ||

/ (C#sus2) (C#m) / (C#sus2) (C#m) / (A) % / (A) % /

(ANTRA 1)
Durr (C#m)jitna bhi tum mujh(B)se paas te(A)re mein (B)
Ab to (C#m)aadat si hai mujh(B)ko aise jee(A)ne mein (B)
Zinda(C#m)gi se koi (B)shikva bhi na(A)hi hai (B)
Ab to (C#m)zinda hun mein iss (B)neele as(A)maan mein (B)

(INTERLUDE 2)

$3 6 $2 5 $3 6 $1 4 7p4 $3 6 $2 5 $3 6 $1 4 7p4 $4 7 $3 6 $4 7 $2 7 $1 4 $3 6 $4 7 $1 5 ||

(ANTRA 2)
Chaahat (C#m)aisi hai yeh te(B)ri badhti (A)jaye (B)
Aahat (C#m)aise hai yeh te(B)ri mujhko sa(A)taye (B)
Yaadein (C#m)gehri hain yeh kit(B)ni dil doob (A)jaye (B)
Aur (C#m)aankhon mein yeh (B)ghum num ban (A)jaye (B)

Hey hey (C#m)ye ye ye yeee (B)o o o oooo (A)o oooo o (B)o

(INTERLUDE 3)

$1 4 5 4 4 4 $2 7 5 4 4 4 4 5 4 $3 6 $2 5 5h7 5 4 ||

$1 4 5 4 44 4/7 9 7 9/11 9 $2 12 12 12 10/12 10 9p7 ||

Ab to (C#m)aadat si hai mujh(B)ko aise jee(A)ne mein (B) [Stop Strumming]
Hey hey (C#m)ye ye ye yeee (B)o o o oooo (A)o oooo o (B)o
(C#m)Aa aa aa aaaa (B)aa aa aa aaaa (A)o oooo o (B)o

Sabhi raatein (C#m)hain
Sabhi baatein (B)hain
Bhula do un(C#m)hein
Mitta do un(B)hein

(C#m)Aa aa aa aaaa (B)aa aa aa aaaa (A)aa aa aa aa(B)aa
(C#m)Aa aa aa aaaa (B)aa aa aa aaaa (A)aa aa aa aa(B)aa [Stop Strumming]

[Play individual notes of the chords]
/ (C#m) / (B) / (A) / (B) /

[do nothing]
Ab to aadat si hai mujhko

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