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Bollywood - Kholo Kholo

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Here I am playing along to the Bollywood song "Kholo Kholo."  This song was recommended by several students.  Once I heard it, I wanted to transcribe it and learn to play it! Now I'm ready to teach it to all my students.  This song has a great riff and some beautiful open string chords.

The song is slightly slowed down in this video.  My hope is that you will play along with me!


Bollywood - Give Me Some Sunshine - 3 Idiots - Basic Strum and Guitar Solo

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Here is a video demonstration of the very popular, and highly requested Bollywood song "Give Me Some Sunshine."

The strumming pattern has a 16th note feel to it.  I am using a simple F chord (not a bar form) for a quick and easy switch to and from the C chord.

In the first video I play the intro twice and then I run through the verse chords twice, ending on a c chord.  I hope you are able to follow and play along with me.

The second video I play along to the guitar solo.  So, grab your electric guitars and let's rock out together!





San Francisco - The Mowgli's

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San Francisco by The Mowgli's is a  fun, feel good song.  Thanks to one of my students for recommending it, now all of you can enjoy it too!

I chose to play this with the capo on the fourth fret.  The opening chords are Em, G, Em, G, C, G and B7.  I suspect that on the actual recording, they have tuned their guitars down by a half step and are playing Am, C, Am, C, F, C and E7.  I don't like tuning my guitar down, so on goes the capo at fret four.

I also included the intro melody which is heard throughout the song.  I am playing this slowly, so please play along with me.



Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Strumming Pattern

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Here's a great strumming pattern for Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Green Day.  This pattern is in Four Four time.

The count goes like this:  one    two and a   three    four  and a



The version of this song I use in class comes from the American Idiot broadway play.  You can find it here:


Stubborn Love Intro - The Lumineers

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Here is a video you can use to practice the intro to Stubborn Love by The Lumineers.  I am tapping on my guitar to fill up the space between chord changes.  I am also playing it a lot slower than the original recording.  Enjoy!




Barcarolle by Napoleon Coste

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If you can learn this piece well, maybe you can work as Venetian Gondolier.  However, it would be hard to paddle and play your guitar at the same time.
Enjoy!