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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Old Hindi Songs

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: 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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