Thalapathy - Rakkamma Kaiye Thattu - Opening BGM Chord Progression

Discussion in 'Tamil Guitar Tabs - Submit or Request' started by vs.suresh, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. vs.suresh

    vs.suresh New Member

    Dear Gurus,

    Have you heard the song Rakkamma Kaiye thattu opening BGM? Awesome guitar & violin progression. Can anyone post the guitar chord progression for this song, especially for the opening BGM. I can hear it starts with Amaj then Gmaj, A, B, C......

  2. SATHYA167

    SATHYA167 New Member

    Yes, you are right. The prelude music starts with A moving to G initially. In the second half bit, it starts with Am and move to G and then to B, C, Dm and E. Am6 chord is also heard in between.

    The funny part is that the song is having both major and minor combination. The song starts with Am.... Sathya
  3. pearlmaharajan

    pearlmaharajan New Member

    enna suresh... u are asking... any1 has heard the song !!??? :)
    its one of the top 10 rated song internationally conducted by BBC
  4. pearlmaharajan

    pearlmaharajan New Member

    if somebody can post the chords it would b great....
  5. SATHYA167

    SATHYA167 New Member

    Let me try my maiden chord attempt today............
  6. pearlmaharajan

    pearlmaharajan New Member

    thats called moving to the next level...
    Rajini rocks!!!
    I remember tying the lower half of my shirt and snapping my fingers whenever i used to hear this song in my childhood...
    Can someone post the tabs too?
  8. SATHYA167

    SATHYA167 New Member

    I have not yet tried the chords. Afraid of 'Visha Paritchai'. Yes, the tabs are quite easy. Earlier I tried in another scale, but while playing it came out horribly and I gave up. Now that the raga and chords are clearly known, I am confident, that the tabs can be done in Aeolian Mode - starting from A and end with A, using all the natural notes only - Avoid sharp or flat notes. To put easily use A, B, C, D, E, F, G, A as tabs for this song................. Sathya
  9. SATHYA167

    SATHYA167 New Member

    Sing or hum 'Raakkamma Kaiyathattu',

    Just play "G. A BC A B A G." - Play it anywhere in the fret board, G is from the lower octave as octave starts with A note.

    Confirm whether you get the right tune.

    By the way, it may be accidental or coincidental, all the songs having the word "Raakku" are super hits songs. Just imagine.... Sathya
  10. vs.suresh

    vs.suresh New Member

    Sathya / Rajesh,

    Please help us for the opening interlude chord progression....

  11. roentgen

    roentgen Member

    Although quite simple, posting chords for the intro is difficult.
    Hopefully this is simple enough. These are chords and not notes.
    Each "|" represents the bar. I've tried to space the chords as realistic as possible.

    G.A.G.|A(violins start)G.A(violins)

    Here are the song chords.

    Adi (Am)raakkama KaiyaThattu (G - 2 strums followed by violin)
    Pudhu (G)Raagaththil (Am)Mettukkattu (G followed by F, 2 strums each)
    (Same as above)Adaraasaaththi Pandhal Nattu Raavellaam Thaalanthattu
    Roakkoazhi Maellangottu Indha Raasaavin Nenjaththottu

    Oru (Am)Kattukkaaval IdhuOththukkaadhu
    Enak Kattippoada Oru Sooran Aedhu
    Jaangujakkuch Chajakkujakku Jaagujakku Ja

    (Am)Thaerizhukkum NaalumTheppam Vidum Naalum
    (C)Machchaan Ingae Adhu (Am)Aen Kooru
    Ada (Am)Oorusanam YaavumOththamayaach Chaerum

    (C)Vambum Thumbum Illa (Am)Nee Paaru
    (Am)Maththalach Chaththam Ettu (C)Ooru(Dm)dhaan

    (Am)Ettanum Thambi Adi (C)Joaraa(E)ga
    (Am)Vakkira Vaanam Andha (C)Vaayai(Dm)yae

    (Am)Thekkanum Thambi Vidu (C)Naeraa(E)ga
    Ada (A)Thambattam (Dm)Thaaradhaan (F)Thattip(C)paadu

    Rajesh :music:
  12. SATHYA167

    SATHYA167 New Member

    That's very nice............. Thanks.... Sathya
  13. pearlmaharajan

    pearlmaharajan New Member

    Thats a wonderful efforts naa... one song that rocked the whole industry... nobody... even Raja wont do it again... like that...
    thanks a lot... naa
  14. vs.suresh

    vs.suresh New Member

    Thanks Rajesh, Its very nice.....
  15. pearlmaharajan

    pearlmaharajan New Member

    its just perfect.. thanks a ton...
  16. jimihndrx

    jimihndrx Guitar Hero

    Here's my take little bit different from roentgen' of the first Tamil song i've heard. Rajni Rocks!!
    adi (G)raakkama (Am)kaiyathattu [Violin-(G)..(F)]
    (F)pudhu (G)raagaththil (Am)mettukkattu [Violin-(G)..(F)]
    same chord progression follows

    oru (G)kattukkaa(Am)val idhuo (G)thukkaa(Am)dhu..
    ..enak (G)kattippoa(Am)da oru (G)sooran ae(Am)dhu

    Jaangujakkuch Chajakkujakku (G)Jaagujakku (Am)Ja

    (Am)thaerizhukkum naalumtheppam vidum naalum
    (C)machchaan ingae adhu (Am)aen koo(F)ru..

    ..Ada (Am)Oorusanam yaavumoththamayaach chaerum
    (C)vambum thumbum illa (Am)nee paa(F)ru

    (Am)Maththalach chaththam ettu (C)Ooru(Dm)dhaan
    (Am)ettanum thambi adi (C)joaraa(E)ga
    (Am)vakkira vaanam andha (C)vaayai(Dm)yae
    (Am)thekkanum thambi vidu (C)naeraa(E)ga..

    ..Ada (A)thambattam (D)thaaradhaan (F)thattip(C)paadu
    here Rajnikanth doing his signature moves watch him at 0.22s
  17. SATHYA167

    SATHYA167 New Member

    Nice work Jimi. I will certainly try this. This was the most popular song in those days and was leading the chart. The song is in A Minor. But being a 'Aelion Mode' based song, there will be apparent features of Major scale in some places. These are quite tricky and the musicians take advantage of this feature..... Sathya
  18. jimihndrx

    jimihndrx Guitar Hero

    U are welcome Sathya.. This is not the first instance when a song is going from major to minor scale or vice versa.
    For example one of Kishore Kumar's popular song "O Mere Dil Ke Chain" the intro part starts in Amaj than shift to Amin in the verse and whole.
    One more example.. in Beatles band song "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" the song starts in Amin in the verse and shift to Amaj in the bridge.
    Both these songs came before "Rakkamma".
    'Major to Minor' or 'Minor to Major' transitions changes the mood in a song. Amaj and Amin have the same tonic i.e 'A'
  19. SATHYA167

    SATHYA167 New Member

    Nice information Jimi. Thanks for your efforts. By the way, O Mere Dil Ke Chain is one of my favorite...... Sathya

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