How to Kadhal Rojave (Rahman, Roja): Swaras, slides, notes

Below are the swaras and notes with slides etc, for Kathal rojave from the movie Roja, done by ARRahman.  Learn the moves to play or sing the song as in the original.

The swaras have been written so that,

  • each swara written with space in between have to be hit, while
  • swaras without space need to be played with a hit on the first swara of the group, sliding the others.

eg: mn2pm is a slide, with hit only on the first m. If the same swaras were written as “m n2 p m”, then we need to hit on each of them.

To translate swaras to notes, use this swara note grid. See the notes for Kadhal Rojave in C below. (Chords for the song based on phrases?)


Here are the notes for the song, in C pitch (done by Krishna Pavan). The notes are almost identical to the swaras, with a few moves more or less here and there. Please feel free to use both the swara and note versions.

The notes have also been written similar to the swaras: two notes together = slide.


Posted in Songs on Guitar, Swaras Notes, Tamil Songs on Guitar

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