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5 Popular Hindi Indie-Pop Songs with Easy Chords for Guitar Beginners

5 Popular Hindi Indie-Pop Songs with Easy Chords for Guitar Beginners

Indie-Pop songs are the underdogs of Bollywood. And they are perfect for guitar players because of their beautiful melodies and simple chords. These songs inspire me to write my own songs and share it with the world!

Here are 5 uber-famous Indie-Pop numbers that can be played by Guitar Beginners using simple open chords like G, C, D, E, A, Em, Am, Dm etc. Use the links below to watch the music video, access the chord charts to sing/play along or watch a video tutorial for step by step guidance. Let’s get started!


1. “Dooba Dooba”

Singer Mohit Chauhan rose to fame with this indie-pop song before coming into the movie business. The song is in the key of G Major but adding the A major chord in the verse gives it a beautiful flavor. 

Band/Artist: Silk Route | Album: Boondein (1998)

 

Complexity: Easy

Chords used – G, C, D, A

 

Music Video

Chords and Lyrics

Video Tutorial

 

2. “OSanam”

Another indi-pop chartbuster sung by Lucky Ali who is known for his unique voice and singing style.

Band/Artist: Lucky Ali | Album: Sunoh (1996)

 

Complexity: Easy

Chords used – G, C, Am, D, A

 

Music Video

Chords and Lyrics

Video Tutorial

 

3. “Kabhi Aisa Lagta Hai” 

This simple yet profound song talks about the secrets hidden in our hearts that are hard to put into words. Isn’t it a great metaphor for music itself which can be used to communicate that which is beyond words! ? Sung by Lucky Ali. 

Band/Artist: Lucky Ali | Album: Kabhi Aisa Lagta Hai (2004)

 

Complexity: Very Easy

Chords used – G, C, Am, D

 

Music Video

Chords and Lyrics

Video Tutorial

 

4. “Bhool Ja”

This song uses a capo on the 3rd fret and a range of chords with quick changes. It’s a good song to try out for someone who’s looking for a challenge and wants to add F Major open chord to her/his musical vocabulary.

Band/Artist: Shaan | Album: Tanha Dil (2000)

 

Complexity: Difficult

Chords used – Am, Em, Dm, C, F (open), G, E

 

Music Video

Chords and Lyrics

Video Tutorial

 

5. “Kitni Haseen Zindagi Hai”

A gentle song that talks about how beautiful life is. And life is indeed beautiful with music! The song is in the key of G Major. 

Band/Artist: Lucky Ali | Album: Aks (2001)

 

Complexity: Very Easy

Chords used – G, C, Am, D

 

Music Video

Chords and Lyrics

Video Tutorial

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Priyal is a former NYC Guitar School guitar teacher, now based in California. He works as a Data Analyst by day in order to support his artistic pursuits in the fields of music and poetry. He likes to explore diverse genres of music, some of his favorites being Classic Rock, Indian Classical and Bollywood Music. His musical inspirations are Pink Floyd, Arctic Monkeys, Daft Punk and AR Rahman!

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