Guitar Chords: Mast Magan, 2 States [2014]

2 States seems to be one of the highly awaited movies of the year till now without any presence of the 3 Khan's. The songs were recently released and one song that I really liked was Mast Magan. I am enjoying Chaandaniya too and it might be the next song I post here. Mast Magan is a soft romantic number with a very ethereal feel. It is in the key of G major scale. One of my favorite guitar songs in the key of G is Time of your Life by Greenday. Almost all chords are common between these songs. Mast Magan has really simple chords and will be fun to play once you get the strumming right. Check out…
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Guitar Chords: Mitwa, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna

The song Mitwa from the movie Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna is another gem from Shankar Ehsaan Loy (SEL) camp. In the key of E major scale, the song uses quite a few chords. But Ehsaan has done a lot of subtle variations to the chords that makes playing this song lot more difficult if you looking to sound like the recording track. The song uses one trick or rather a form of chords that I have mostly seen used in English songs. One such song that comes to mind is Yellow by the band Coldplay which incidentally uses similar set of chords. The trick is to always keep the thinnest two strings (E and B) open. Even while playing barre…
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Guitar Chords: Bewakoofiyaan, Title Song [2014]

It is always worth noting the songs composed by Raghu Dixit as they mostly revolve around guitar. Unfortunately, the new album has not been up to expectations but the title song of Bewakoofiyaan is still good enough to play on guitar. Bewakoofiyaan is in the key of E major scale. Most of the chords are easy with only 2 minor barre chords. Check it out: I would love to suggest you a specific strumming pattern but there really isn't any one that would fit the whole song. Most of it can be played with just continuous DOWN strokes. I encourage you to improvise and add more strokes wherever you feel like. Play your own version! :) Here's the song: (INTRO)…
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Guitar Chords: Mere Sapno Ki Rani, Aradhana [1969]

Mere Sapno Ki Rani is one of the most popular songs of yesteryears which brought fame to both Kishore Kumar the singer and Rajesh Khanna, the superstar. The music by S D Burman is pacy and will keep your strumming hand busy. In the key of Bb major scale in Intro and minor scale thereafter, this is not an easy song to play. It involves a variety of barre chords and super-quick changes. Unless you are comfortable with these two techniques, I would advise you to attempt other easier songs before trying this one. Chords used in the song are: Intro (Bb major scale): Rest of the song (Bb minor scale): Strumming pattern is simple but fast. It is different…
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Guitar Chords: Palat Meri Jaan, Total Siyapaa [2014]

Palat Meri Jaan from the movie Total Siyapaa is getting quite popular especially with girls as it is sung by Ali Zafar :). It's a decent song but I decided to include it here because it is a great song for beginners to practice. The song is in the key of D major scale and uses basic open chords. So if you know these simple open chords then you are good to go: F#m is the only barre chord here. If you find it difficult to play, play A instead which will also be fine. The strumming pattern is very regular 16 beat pattern often found in many songs: | 1&2& | 3&4& | 5&6& | 7&8& | | D-D-…
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Guitar Chords: Do Dil Mil Rahe Hain, Pardes [1997]

Do Dil Mil Rahe Hain from the movie Pardes is a soft soothing number but that doesn't mean it can't be played on the guitar! The song is in the key of Bb. If you know barre chords then this song is very easy to play. The whole song revolves around the Bb chord. Even the interludes between the antra's play Bb chord non-stop. There are only 4 chords you will need to play this song: The strumming pattern is as simple as it can get. Just alternate DOWN-UP strokes. Check the timing: |1&2&|3&4&| |DUDU|D---| Now this is enough to play the song. But here's a little improvisation you can do to sound more like original. There are few individual…
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Guitar Chords: Jaane Ja Dhundta Phir Raha, Jawani Diwani [1972]

Another exciting and very popular song from R D Burman and sung by Kishore Kumar. Jaane Ja Dhoondta Phir Raha is a fast paced song with quick strumming pattern and complex barre chords. So you need have a good hold on your barre chords. The song is in the key of Cm. An interesting chord used is Cm6 which uniquely identifies the song. The chords used in the song are: To play the Cm6 chord, hold the regular Cm barre chord and lift the pinky from 3rd string 5th fret to 1st string 5th fret. Your ring finger should mute the 3rd string which should not be played. The strumming pattern will require a little practice and patience to get…
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Guitar Chords: O Mere Dil Ke Chain, Mere Jeevan Saathi [1972]

Alright, I have been playing this song for the past 2 days on my guitar and I don't remember when was the last time I had so much fun playing a song on the guitar. The strumming pattern is really refreshing and very easy once you get a hang of it. This is another pairing of R D Burman music and Kishore Kumar singing. The song has a fast tempo, a great upbeat music and short but fast strumming. I would recommend all of you who have mastered the basic open chords to take up this song and play it to your parents or neighbors. The song is in the key of A minor scale (although the intro is in…
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