Guitar Chords and Tabs

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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Kya Mujhe Pyaar Hai, Guitar Acoustic Cover [VIDEO RECORDING]

One of my blog's reader, Arghya Chattopadhyay sent me this video for review. This is a very good attempt by him and his friend. The singer has a very good voice as well. But I can't comment on the singing since I am a very awful singer myself! :) The strumming is a bit fast so the rhythm might be difficult to catch, but if you listen hard you will get it. Well done! If you have recorded a video of you playing the guitar, you can mail the link over to me at xsreality and I will include it here in the blog.
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Acoustic Guitar Rules Over Electric [Poll Results]

Last Month, I ran a poll asking my readers about their favorite guitar type. The results are quite interesting and it really heartened me to see that people still prefer to start learning guitar with an acoustic version rather than an electric one. Acoustic Guitar clearly dominated with 254 of the 411 people opting for acoustic while 63 people chose electric guitar. 82 people are good with both acoustic as well as electric which is a positive sign. (more…)
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Pehli Nazar Mein, Atif Aslam [VIDEO RECORDING]

Many of my readers were asking me to post videos of the songs that I put up here at my blog. But there were two things that were stopping me from publishing a video. First, I am an awful singer and needed to find someone who could accompany me on the guitar. Second, I don't possess a good camera. Finally I managed to obtain a digital camera from a friend. One of my office friends, Bikram, is singing the song while I am strumming the guitar. Do let me know in the comments about what you think of this little cameo. To know the chords of this song, check out Guitar Chords: Pehli Nazar Mein, Race by Atif Aslam. If…
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