Guitar Chords: Soniyo (From the Heart), Raaz 2, The Mystery Continues

There are two versions of this song, but as you might have guessed, I like the slow one (From the Heart) as it gives more scope for guitar playing. Fortunately, this song uses basic chords, though I would suggest to use barre chords instead of open chords if you know how to play it. I have also tabbed the interlude part in between the mukhda and first antra. I didn't give it enough time and it is a simplified version of the original which uses more effect. If any pro guitarist can suggest an improved version, it is most welcome! The strumming is even more simple and uncluttered. I use this: | D U | D DU | The first…
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Which Guitar Technique did you Find Most Difficult to Learn? [POLL]

With the results of last poll out, it is time for the next poll! Through this poll we are trying to find out what technique do students find more difficult while starting out with a guitar? Is it chords, which require memorizing certain finger patterns and being able to change from one pattern to the another subconsciously. Or is it tabs / leads which require dexterity of fingers so that it moves smoothly among the frets? (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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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 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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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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Guitar Chords and Tabs

Guitar Chords: Phir Dekhiye, Rock On!! (SEL)

All music lovers and especially band this should be the most awaited movie for all of us! Shankar Ehsaan Loy (SEL) have again been able to weave magic with their beautiful music. Phir Dekhiye from the movie Rock On!! is a wonderful harmony of acoustic guitar and piano. No way a guitarist can afford to miss this song! The strumming pattern is very easy but the chords are a bit complicated. Newbies can simply play the major or minor of the said chord. Chords used in the song: An easier way to play the chords to use a capo on 4th fret. Chords will simplify to: Intro Riff Play B chord 4 times | B | % | % |…
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Guitar Tabs: Dil Ko, Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein, RHTDM

One of the most romantic songs from a famous and super hit movie Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein, it packs a lot of satisfaction for a guitar lover with very little effort on their part. Instead of trying to sing the song (it doesn't make sense with tabs anyway), try to hum the song while playing the tabs. That feels good and will give you an excellent rhythm to follow. You should get the hang of it in no time. MUKHDA dil tumse pyaar pehli baar tumse pyaar hua E------------------------------------------------------------ B---0-1------3-1-0---0-------1-0---0----------0-------------- G-2----------------2-------------2---2----------2-0---------- D---------------------------------------------------3-2------ A------------------------------------------------------------ E------------------------------------------------------------ main bhi aashiq yaar pehli baar hua tumse pyar hua E------------------------------------------------------------ B---0-1------3-1-0---0-------1-0---0----------0-------------- G-2----------------2-------------2---2----------2-0---------- D---------------------------------------------------3-2------ A------------------------------------------------------------ E------------------------------------------------------------ chayi meri jaan kaho main kya karoon E-0-------0------0-------0--------0--------0-1-0-----0------- B---1-3-3---1-3-----1-3-3---1-3-----1-3----------3-1---------…
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