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Guitar Chords: Naina, Khoobsurat [2014]

The movie Khoobsurat released this Friday to limited responses. Naina is the only romantic number in the movie's music track. Interestingly, the song was added as an afterthought as the producers felt the movie lacked a love song. Good they thought that else this song would not have happened! I have become a fan of Sona Mohapatra's voice. Remember the song Ambarsariya? This one is equally good though music is not purely acoustic. If you are not aware, the music director of this movie is Sneha Khanwalkar who also gave music to the Gangs of Wasseypur movies. She is one music director to watch out for! But the music of this song is composed by Amaal Malik. Check out the…
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Guitar Chords: Main Tenu Samjhawa Ki

This song, Main Tenu Samjhawa Ki, has so many versions. Initially I was confused and had to Google and Youtube the song to find out. As it so happens, the song has been re-used in a recent movie called 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania'. Then Alia Bhatt decided to make her own unplugged version. But I liked the original version by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan the best. And I am sure most of you feel the same. His voice cannot be replaced in this song. And so I decided to post his version of the song here. The song is in the key of D# so it would be be a good idea to use capo to change the key to…
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Guitar Chords: Bin Tere (Reprise), I Hate Luv Storys [2010]

No Bollywood acoustic song collection is complete without reprise version of Bin Tere in the list. The genius duo of Vishal-Shekhar who are known for their youthful and exciting music have delivered an excellent acoustic cover of Bin Tere. What makes this song amazing is that the cover has been kept raw by avoiding mixing and reverbs. Only acoustic guitar accompanies the vocals. Play the chords with correct strumming and you will sound like original. And if that was not good enough, the song itself is very easy to play on guitar. You don't need much of barre chords or even a capo. Most of the basic open chords would be just fine. Check out the chords: Just in the…
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Guitar Chords: Galliyan (Unplugged), Ek Villain [2014]

The movie Ek Villain did not arouse much interest in me but the soundtrack turned out to be good. Music by Ankit Tiwari is balanced and the unplugged version of Galliyan is quite enthralling. The original version of Galliyan is in the key of A#m but the unplugged version is in D#m (probably to suit the voice of Shraddha Kapoor). The chords in D#m scale are all barre so I would recommend using a capo to simplify the chords. Chords used in the song (with capo on 1st fret): The continuous pauses in strumming makes the song a treat to play. Below strumming pattern can be used lightly: | 1&2& | 3&4& | 5&6& | | D-D- | D-DU |…
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7 Bollywood Acoustic Guitar Songs You Can’t Miss!

It is always fun to play pure acoustic songs on guitar. If you play the right chords and the right strumming pattern, you can almost sound like original! Play along with the backing track and there would be perfect harmony. In fact, if you listen hard enough you might even hear the left hand sliding along the frets of the guitar (unless it has been removed in post-processing). This is not possible with plugged tracks that have everything from bass guitarist/keyboard to octa-pad and other electronic stuff. I decided to post some of the best acoustic guitar songs from Bollywood in past few years. But be warned: not all of these songs are simple. Many of them require barre chords…
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Guitar Chords: Yeh Beetey Din (Acoustic), Purani Jeans [2014]

Purani Jeans is an upcoming movie scheduled to be released on 1st May 2014. The movie doesn't look very promising but when I saw the music being directed by Ram Sampath - that got me excited. I was happy to find an acoustic version of Yeh Beetey Din which is surprisingly refreshing given the same old college/friendship theme of the movie. Yeh Beetey Din is in the key of E major scale. By now you should be aware that E major scale contains a few minor barre chords. Funnily enough, this song uses almost all the chords in E major scale except D#m7b5 which is anyway rarely used. But overall the song is really simple to play and I would…
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Guitar Chords/Tabs: Aadat, Jal [ACCURATE]

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: The last chord (C#sus2) is only played in…
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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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