Guitar Chords and Tabs

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: 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: 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: Zinda Hoon Yaar Kaafi Hai, Lootera [2013]

Wow what a beautiful composition by Amit Trivedi and excellent pensive lyrics from Amitabh Bhattacharya. This is a soft and melodious song with guitar in the background. The strumming pattern of Zinda Hoon Yaar is really just playing all down strokes should suffice. You can vary it by hitting only the top or bottom three strings at different times. Really upto you. There are 4 chords you need to know to be able to play this song. It is in the key of A. A / D / A / D ------------x2----------------- Mujhe (A)chhod do mere haal pe Mujhe (F#m)chhod do mere haal pe Zinda hoon (D)yaar, kaafi (A)hai! Zinda hoon (Bm)yaar, kaafi (A)hai! ------------x2----------------- A / D / A…
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Guitar Chords: Har Kisi Ko Nahi Milta, Boss [2013]

This song from the upcoming movie Boss is basically a rehash of the Janbaaz song 'Har Kisi Ko Nahi Milta' with some electric solo added. There are two versions of the song. Here I am doing the Nikhil D'Souza version which has more guitar elements. The song is in the key of Bb and contains the following chords: Obviously you will need to know barre chords to be able to play this version. But if you are not comfortable playing them, you can put a capo on 1st fret to simplify the above chords to these: Lot simpler, isn't it? These are the only chords you need to play this song. Next is the strumming pattern. It is not very…
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Guitar Chords: Tu Hai Unplugged, Besharam [2013]

The movie turned out to be a big dud and I hadn't given the songs any look until I came across this song in theater during interval while watching the movie Prisoners (a good film by the way). Although the song is completely at odds with the title of the movie, it is very pleasing to hear. The chords are very simple, but the hallmark of the song is its strumming pattern. It uses the right hand muting technique which is fun to play and a nice addition to your guitar skills. Check out the chords you need to play: The strumming pattern is: | 1 & 2 & | 3 & 4 & | | D U M U…
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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: Pani Da Rang, Vicky Donor

I am back with a new song that beginners are gonna love! All of you who have now got a hang of Basic Open Chords, this song will be a nice addition to your list of "playable songs". In the key of Em, this song uses open chords C and D only. Moving between these chords should also be very easy. Pani da rang, sung by Ayushman himself, has a very nice and crisp strumming pattern. It involves couple of UP strokes at equal intervals. Here goes the strumming pattern: | 1&2& | 3&4& | 5&6& | 7&8& | | D-DU | -UD- | -U-U | D--- | Notice the 3rd part of the bar which has two UP strokes…
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