Old Hindi Songs

Guitar Chords: Chand Mera Dil, Hum Kisise Kum Naheen [1977]

The song Chand Mera Dil is a beautiful melody from the movie Hum Kisise Kum Naheen. That movie had so many good songs that this one gets eclipsed by the charm of the others. So good was R D Burman with this film. But if you love to play acoustic guitar, then you got to play this song with its simple basic open chords. The song is in the key of Am. The chords used in this song are: In the Antra part the song switches to the scale of F for 2 lines and uses these chords: Then it switches back to Am via G scale. This brilliant insight was noticed by Jayswami. At first I was not sure…
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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: 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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Guitar Chords: Kya Hua Tera Wada, Hum Kisise Kum Naheen [1977]

This song Kya Hua Tera Wada from the movie Hum Kisise Kum Naheen got Mohammed Rafi a national award. This movie had quite a few songs that turned out to be super hits. Playing this song on guitar is a treat you cannot miss. In the key of F, the chords are also simple with only few barre chords. Let's start by checking out the chords: The strumming pattern below will work for the whole song. Mute the UP strokes using left hand. But remember there are lots of stop & start so listen and play accordingly: | 1&2& | 3&4& | | DU-U | --D- | Finally, the song: Kya Hua Tera Wada (INTRO) (Dm) / (Am) / (Bb)…
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Guitar Chords: Chalte Chalte Mere Ye Geet, Chalte Chalte [1976]

This gem of yester-years, Chalte Chalte from the movie with same name is a treat to listen. And it's even bigger treat to play on the guitar. Bappi Lahiri has done magic with the music and the voice of Kishore Kumar adds to the charm. The song is in the key of F#m. You will need to know barre chords to play the song well. You can also use capo on 2nd fret to change the scale to Em. But with barre chords, you can mute the strumming. Chords used in the song: There are two strumming patterns that I feel can be used based on your preference. The easier one: | 1&2& | 3&4& | | DU-U | D---…
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Guitar Chords: Tere Bina Jiya Jaye Na, Ghar [1978]

'Tere Bina Jiya Jaye Na' is one of my favorite R D Burman song sung beautifully by Lata Mangeshkar. If you have not heard of this song, I urge you to listen the beautiful rhythm and strumming of the guitar. In the key of G, the song uses simple chords like G, F, C and few others. But I would recommend playing barre chords so that you can use the left-hand muting technique easily which is a must for sounding like original. Strumming pattern is simple but most of it is muting partially as well as fully (you can play without muting but it won't sound like original): | 1&2& | 3&4& | | D--U | -UD- | Mute the…
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Guitar Chords/Tabs: Chura Liya Hai Tumne, Yaadon Ki Baarat [1973]

This is the first song posted under the 'Old Hindi Songs' category. Since I am born in the 80's, I have defined 'Old Songs' as any song of pre-1990 era. Hope that is fine :) 'Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo Dil Ko' is one of the most popular songs of the 70's which kids of today will also be aware of. The singer, Bhupinder, also played the guitar in this song. Don't make the mistake of assuming the guitar won't be that great because it's an old song. The guitar and strumming is exceptional and if you are learning to play the guitar, you cannot afford to ignore some of the classic old songs of Bollywood. The chords used in…
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