Guitar Chords and Tabs

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: 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: Kabhi Jo Badal Barse, Jackpot [2013]

Although I like Arijit Singh's voice and many of his songs, this is not one of them. I am including it here for the sake of completeness and high demand. Kabhi Jo Badal Barse is a romantic number based on piano but with guitar in the background as well. The song is in the key of C minor natural scale. So there are quite a few barre chords and minor chords. But you can simplify the chords by using a capo on 1st fret to bring the song down to Bm scale. Chords in original C minor scale: With a capo on 1st fret, chords change to: Play whatever you are comfortable with. Strumming pattern is simple and often used:…
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Guitar Chords: Kabira, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani [2013]

Kabira is long due on the blog and after getting multiple requests for this song, it had to be posted. Kabira is one of my favorite songs which I have been listening on repeat since it released back in May 2013. Not sure why I never got around to posting it sooner. I also enjoyed the highly uplifting. The song itself is fairly simple using chords D, G, A and Bm. But the beauty of the song lies in the singing by Rekha Bhardwaj and Tochi Raina. So if you can sing well or get hold of a great singer, strumming the guitar alongside would be fun. There is no one strumming pattern that will fit the whole song. The…
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Guitar Chords: Tum Hi Ho, Aashiqui 2

OK, it is a little late to be posting this song now, but as I wasn't fully active in 2013, I missed quite a few of the hit songs that came during that time. A blog covering latest Bollywood songs would be incomplete without this sad romantic number. Tum Hi Ho from the movie Aashiqui 2 needs no introduction, everybody knows this song. Not surprisingly, as it is a sad melody, most of the chords are minor (Check Basic Open Chords Lesson for more details). The song is in the key of Fm and uses other minor chords like Bbm and Cm which come in the F minor scale. But if you are wondering whether you need barre chords, the…
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Guitar Chords: Ambarsariya, Fukrey [2013]

Ambarsariya is a wonderful Punjabi song sung by Sona Mahapatra based completely on guitar. The song will challenge your chords as well as strumming skills. In the key of Em, this song uses quite a few Major7 chords which might need some practice if you have not been playing them regularly. Although some of the chords can be played in open position, I highly recommend playing all barre chords for 2 reasons. First, the original song also seems to be played in barre position including Em in 7th fret instead of easy open position. Secondly, the strumming pattern involves muting which can be easily done with barre positions. Here's a lesson to brush up your barre chords. So what about…
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