Playing Chords

Discussion in 'Hindi Guitar Tabs - Submit or Request' started by Vijay, Sep 25, 2003.

  1. Vijay

    Vijay New Member


    I am a very beginner in playing guitar. Appreciate if someone could let me know how to play chords for a given song. I have the chords for 'Raath kali ek kwaab mein ayi'.

    I am pretty much comfortable in moving from chord to chord like E to A and then to D and back to E.

    I am not really getting the feel of playing the song as I have no idea how to rythymically sound the chords while doing the song.

    Hope I was clear on my question. please please help.:eek:

    Thank you bros
  2. cshe108

    cshe108 New Member

    I am new to chords too. Here is my experience so far.

    If you have some money to spare, try buying a lower end
    Yamaha keyboard for around $200. You can play chords on
    it and it will also display which chord you are playing. That
    will give you a sense of what you should be
    looking for as an output from your guitar.

    One more thing - it could be the lack of other parts of the
    music (like drums) which are making you think that chords
    do not match. Keyboards have pre-recorded
    STYLEs which plays drums etc to match the chord you are
    playing. And a chord and associated music remains active
    till the next chord is played. As a result continuity of sound
    is maintained.
    Hopefully that will give a good sense too.

    Good luck :)
  3. esgallindeion

    esgallindeion Minstrel Knight

    Check the attachment. If you have any questions, ask me. Basically u don't need to know all the chords, the majors and minors and sevenths will do for the time being.

    Attached Files:

  4. esgallindeion

    esgallindeion Minstrel Knight

    Ok, your question was how to strum chords? Basically, that has to come naturally. Some people might give you some strumming patterns. But its much better if you get the patterns on ur own by listening to the song. Practice and it wont be very tough.
  5. Vijay

    Vijay New Member

    Thank you cshe108 and esgallindeion.

    I did get some boost out of your replies. Last night I played the song 'Ek ladki bheege bagisi'. I just played the melody and I felt very good. I mean it was like yes I can do it.

    Tonight I wanted to play the chords for this song. Do any one of you have chords for this song. I also wanted to ask, when one plays the chords, are the chords strummed both ways (up & down) or how does it work. Also I have little difficulty not knowing what to do in between the chords.

    I don't have the chords for 'Ek ladki ki Bheegi bagisi', so I am using the chords for the song 'raat kali ek khwaab mein aayee' as an example.

    in here, should I strum the same chord in a rhythmic pattern until it changes to another chord? :think:

    E A E D
    Raat kali ek khwaab mein ayeee

    aur gale kaa haar hui

    again thanks for all your time :)
  6. suchin

    suchin New Member

    Thanx esgallindeion, This is the best thread ever seen on IGT. U have helped me the most.

    If I ever win an Emmy in my life, u will be the reason.
  7. ambush

    ambush _RASTA_man_

    i between chords you ca strum all the stings in the open position

    play at a low tempo at first
    you dont need to worry about strumming patterns
    just come up with a pattern, like- U U D D U (thats up and downs)

    learn some easy progression with the pattern
  8. anshphenomenon

    anshphenomenon Rape me :boff:

    what esgallindeion and ambush said is correct..
    u shd listen to the original track and try to play along with it..
    u wld come to know the strumming on ur own...and as ambush clarified..practise chord progressions..that wld help u a lot..
    good luck!

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