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Guitar Chords: Ye Jo Des Hai Tera, Swades [2004]

I have been going through some of the A R Rahman songs recently when I realized that this song, Ye Jo Des Hai Tera from the SRK hit Swades is a gem that should be on the blog. The movie was a great watch as well. But as you would expect, this is not an easy song to play. Unless you know barre chords, this song would be very difficult to play. I am not sure how good it will sound with a capo on the first fret (haven't tried). The song is in the key of C# which has all sharp notes. So almost all of the chords that you need to play here are sharp chords. The chords…
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Guitar Chords: Maahi Ve, Highway [2014]

A R Rahman is back with new music and I am back with new song of 2014 on my blog. If A R Rahman comes up with a new album, it definitely would show up on this blog :). Maahi Ve song is a great number from the upcoming Imtiaz Ali movie called Highway. The song has good love-preaching lyrics and I am hooked hearing this song. The key of the song is Bb. You will need to know barre chords to comfortably play this song (With A R Rahman, it is hard to find a simple basic chords song). Chords used in the song are: The song 'Dooba Dooba' from Lucky Ali uses similar chords (F Bb & C)…
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Guitar Chords/Tabs: Challa, Jab Tak Hai Jaan [2012]

Diwali is around the corner and no surprise the slot has been taken by Yash Chopra's SRK starrer JAB TAK HAI JAAN. On paper, this movie ticks all the right things including the music by A R Rahman. We will have to wait and see how good the movie is. Challa is a sweet Punjabi song in which we can see SRK strumming the guitar though not very convincingly. The song is in the key of Am with relatively easy chords which can be played in open shape. Go ahead try out the song and let me know how it feels! (INTRO) 5/(.5) -> Quarter Bend ~/7 -> Slide to 7th fret (v) -> Vibrato (MUKHDA) (Dm)Challa ki labh da…
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Guitar Chords: Jo Bhi Main, Rockstar

So, how many of you loved the movie Rockstar? Loved it or not, you can't really dislike the awesome music by A R Rahman! Amongst all the wonderful songs, the one that stands apart for me is Jo Bhi Main which essentially captures the crux of the whole movie very well. The song revolves around one of the Jazz chords, Em7 - E minor 7th chord, although the song is by no means Jazzy :). (Is it just me or has A R Rahman recently used 7th chords in quite a few of his songs?) Another interesting chord is C6. Other than that it uses basic open chords like Gmaj and Dmaj. So beginners can easily play this song. So…
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Guitar Chords: Jai Ho, Slumdog Millionaire – A Salute to A R Rahman

Well, what can I say about this one? Jai Ho is an Oscar winning Indian song after all. And who else could have done it for India other than A R Rahman? I have praised him a lot in my earlier posts as well. But now through this blog, I would like to salute him. He is in his own league. His understanding of music coupled with consistent variety is simply unparalleled. But I would like to say something more. If this song can bring India its first Oscar, some of his previous songs from Rang De Basanti and other hits, including the marvelous movie Roja can bring the Oscar to its knees. A R Rahman has been giving out…
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Guitar Chords/Tabs: Hai Guzarish, Ghajini

What a beautiful song this is! I especially enjoy the lyrics of the song. The song is based on simple chords and a basic strumming pattern is enough. Since I was getting a lot of request to put up this song, I have added it here. This song is good for beginners to practice chords. The strumming pattern can be used as such: D - | D - | DDU- | DUDU If you can suggest an alternate strumming pattern, please let me know in the comments. The starting tune goes something like this: E --------12-10-12-15-----------------------------12-10-12-15----------- B -10-10---------------12-13-12--12-10--------10--------------12-13-12-- G ---------------------------------------12----------------------------- D ---------------------------------------------------------------------- A ---------------------------------------------------------------------- E ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Repeat the above tune four times. In place of Asus2, Am chord can also…
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Guitar Chords: Roobaroo, Rang De Basanti

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!! 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…
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Guitar Chords: Kahin To, Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na (JTYJN)

Wow! What to say about this song? The more I hear it, the more I love it. I think Kahin To is the most pleasurable sad song we have come across! The singers selected by A R Rahman are exquisite in their own way. Rashid Ali has really sung it well! OK, about the chords of this song, they are quite simple and you need to know a few barre chords to be able to play this. I prefer to play the root and notes of a chord separately since it is a slow song. But if you listen to the second stanza, you can play continuous strumming as well. The chords used in this song are: Mukhda (A)Kahin (A)Kahin…
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