Guitar Chords and Tabs

Guitar Chords: Palat Meri Jaan, Total Siyapaa [2014]

Palat Meri Jaan from the movie Total Siyapaa is getting quite popular especially with girls as it is sung by Ali Zafar :). It's a decent song but I decided to include it here because it is a great song for beginners to practice. The song is in the key of D major scale and uses basic open chords. So if you know these simple open chords then you are good to go: F#m is the only barre chord here. If you find it difficult to play, play A instead which will also be fine. The strumming pattern is very regular 16 beat pattern often found in many songs: | 1&2& | 3&4& | 5&6& | 7&8& | | D-D-…
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Old Hindi Songs

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: Kabhi Jo Badal Barse, Jackpot [2013]

Although I like Arijit Singh's voice and many of his songs, this is not one of them. I am including it here for the sake of completeness and high demand. Kabhi Jo Badal Barse is a romantic number based on piano but with guitar in the background as well. The song is in the key of C minor natural scale. So there are quite a few barre chords and minor chords. But you can simplify the chords by using a capo on 1st fret to bring the song down to Bm scale. Chords in original C minor scale: With a capo on 1st fret, chords change to: Play whatever you are comfortable with. Strumming pattern is simple and often used:…
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Old Hindi Songs

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: Kabira, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani [2013]

Kabira is long due on the blog and after getting multiple requests for this song, it had to be posted. Kabira is one of my favorite songs which I have been listening on repeat since it released back in May 2013. Not sure why I never got around to posting it sooner. I also enjoyed the highly uplifting. The song itself is fairly simple using chords D, G, A and Bm. But the beauty of the song lies in the singing by Rekha Bhardwaj and Tochi Raina. So if you can sing well or get hold of a great singer, strumming the guitar alongside would be fun. There is no one strumming pattern that will fit the whole song. The…
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Guitar Chords: Tum Hi Ho, Aashiqui 2

OK, it is a little late to be posting this song now, but as I wasn't fully active in 2013, I missed quite a few of the hit songs that came during that time. A blog covering latest Bollywood songs would be incomplete without this sad romantic number. Tum Hi Ho from the movie Aashiqui 2 needs no introduction, everybody knows this song. Not surprisingly, as it is a sad melody, most of the chords are minor (Check Basic Open Chords Lesson for more details). The song is in the key of Fm and uses other minor chords like Bbm and Cm which come in the F minor scale. But if you are wondering whether you need barre chords, the…
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Guitar Chords: Ambarsariya, Fukrey [2013]

Ambarsariya is a wonderful Punjabi song sung by Sona Mahapatra based completely on guitar. The song will challenge your chords as well as strumming skills. In the key of Em, this song uses quite a few Major7 chords which might need some practice if you have not been playing them regularly. Although some of the chords can be played in open position, I highly recommend playing all barre chords for 2 reasons. First, the original song also seems to be played in barre position including Em in 7th fret instead of easy open position. Secondly, the strumming pattern involves muting which can be easily done with barre positions. Here's a lesson to brush up your barre chords. So what about…
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Old Hindi Songs

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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