What is your favorite Guitar Type? [POLL]

It is time for a new poll at - and the question is: What is your favorite Guitar Type? Usually, people who join coaching for guitars start with an acoustic guitar and then move on to electric. Others start with electric as well. So how did you began your journey with the guitar and what gives you most pleasure? (more…)
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Guitar Chords and Tabs

Guitar Chords/Tabs: Title Track, Rock On!!

This is the title track of the movie Rock On!! It is purely on electric and hence I had not put up the chords here but due to so many request, I thought to include acoustic as well electric guitar based songs from now on. Enjoy! And ya Rock On! Intro Riff A5 A5 A5~Bb5 G5 G5 C5 (A5) Dil kya kehta hai mera kya main bataaon Tum ye samjhoge shaayad main paagal hoon. Play Intro Riff again 4 times (A5) Dil kya kehta hai mera kya main bataaon Tum ye samjhoge shaayad main paagal hoon. (A5) Dil karta hai tv tower pe main chad jaoon Chilla chilla ke main ye sabse keh doon.(E,G,E-A5) (A5) Rock On Hai ye (G5)waqt…
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Guitar Chords: Zara Si Dil Mein De Jagah, Jannat

Think Emraan Haashmi and think fabulous music in his films. Hits after hits, his movies always gave us many melodeous songs. Here comes another from the movie "JANNAT". Together Pritam, Sayeed Quadri and KK do everything right to make a song which is a sure shot chartbuster in the making. One would have expected the next version of the song to be a full on Club mix. However, that's not the case as it is set as an unplugged edition, KK with just a guitar in background. In fact, this version sounds even better and is worth the price that one may go for it. VERSE (Bm)ZARA SI DIL MEIN DE (G)JAGAH TU (A)ZARA SA APNA LE (Bm)BANA (Bm)ZARA SA…
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New Bandbaaja Section at Abhinav Sonkar dot Com

I am pleased to inform my readers that my friend and professional musician Mr. Padmanabhan N. S., popularly known as bandbaaja, has joined this blog as a Regular Contributor. As he is a very busy person, he has very kindly agreed to share all his guitar stuffs with the readers of this blog. I will be posting his works on a regular basis. Meanwhile, he will himself be posting occasionally in free time. All his works will carry the logo shown here. I am sure my readers will be pleased to read all he has got to share!
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Guitar Chords: Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver

"Take Me Home, Country Roads" is a song written by John Denver, Bill Danoff and Taffy Nivert, and initially recorded by John Denver. It was included on his 1971 breakout album Poems, Prayers and Promises; the single went to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. After many other hit singles, "Take Me Home, Country Roads" remains Denver's signature song. VERSE (G)ALMOST HEAVEN WEST (Em)VIRGINIA (D)BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS (C)SHENADOAH (G)RIVER LIFE IS OLD THERE (Em)OLDER THAN THE TREES (D)YOUNGER THAN THE MOUNTAINS (C)GROWING LIKE A (G)BREEZE CHORUS: (G)COUNTRY ROADS TAKE ME (D)HOME TO THE (Em)PLACE I (C)BELONG WEST (G)VIRGINIA MOUNTAIN (D)MOMMA TAKE ME (C)HOME COUNTRY (G)ROADS STANZA 1 (G)ALL MY MEMORIES (Em)GATHER ROUND HER (D)MINER'S LADY (C)STRANGER TO (G)BLUE WATER DARK…
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Guitar Lessons and Tutorials

Raise Your Level By Mastering These Basic Guitar Techniques

Photo by rocketjim54 Why is it that you simply love listening to a particular person's guitar playing while just acknowledging another person though they may be equally experienced? What sets them apart? Apart from being a genius, there are few basic skills which can be mastered to notch up your guitaring skills. I see beginners avoiding these easy techniques thinking it is very difficult to master it which is actually not the case. Wet your hands in it and you will realize how easy and rewarding it can be. The Hammer-On Technique This is how you will see it in notations: 5h6, 2h4 Hammer-On techniques sounds very pleasing when done correctly. Considering the above example, keep your index finger on…
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Guitar Lessons and Tutorials

How to Read Guitar Notations: A Quick Guide

Photo by bennylin0724 I had been getting a lot of request in the form of comments asking how to read guitar notations that were alien to them. These were mostly beginners who had picked up guitar only a while ago and had decided to learn from the internet. So I thought to write a quick post explaining all the basic notations which will help you understand everything that is posted on this blog as well as all over the internet. If I forget something here and there, please let me know in the comments and I will update the post accordingly. So here we Chord Representation Here at , I have adopted the following chord presentation style. I place the…
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