Kal Ho Na Ho – Classically Simple


Sam Bedi walks you through one of the most beautiful Hindi songs created this millennium

When you think Bollywood’s greatest songs since 2000, ‘Kal Ho Na Ho’ will feature on many lists. The soulful flute rendition at the beginning of the song, Sonu Nigam’s voice, and the collective genius of Shankar Ehsaan Loy, the song remains as recognizable today as when it was released in 2003.

The song provides a terrific illustration of how to learn a song efficiently, quickly.

For parents helping their children, or those learning for themselves, check out the following ‘Kal Ho Na Ho’ performance.


The key message one gets from this song is consistency. Consistency remains the most efficient way to learn songs, whether ‘Balam Pichkari,’ ‘Tere Mast Mast Do Nain,’ or songs from John Legend, Avicii, and others.

Whether beginner or advanced, the benefit is faster learning of your favourite songs, and the satisfaction from doing so.

To re-cap, identify a section, start with the right hand, then left hand, then hands together.

Once done, move to the next section using the same order.

Music learning redefined!

The writer can be contacted at sam.bedi@clicksangeet.com

Published in The Indian Sun (Indian Newspaper in Melbourne)

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