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HOW TO PLAY “KALIWETE” BY THE ERASERHEADS

This is the first ever guitar lesson for the ‘greatest Pinoy band’ (subject for discussion and debate :D) – The Eraserheads. They are even considered by many as The Beatles of the Philippines. We’ll if you’re both an Eheads and Beatles fan, you will definitely agree.

Anyway, Kaliwete is the third track of the Ehead’s fifth studio album called “Sticker Happy”. Check out the track list of that CD at the bottom of this post.

For the lesson, let’s get it on!

How to Play Kaliwete



eraserheads - kaliweteThe riff utilizes the classic rock and roll shuffle lick or could be the major pentatonic scale. Basically, each chord starts with the root note and followed by the notes associated with the scale.

Watch the video to better understand the pattern, fingering and strumming patter for the song.

The intro for this song is completely and A major chord (scale)

The verse for this song has the A major chord and the D major chord. The image below is the tablature for the verse.

How to Play the Intro Riff

Intro starts with the open A string but it would be better to just do the A major chord (open position) and pluck (pick) the notes A, E and A (third string).

The forth note would be the F# note on the 4rth string then the A note in 3rd string back to F# then to E (descending)

Repeat twice or 3x and that’s basically the intro.

Kaliwete Guitar Chords

Below is the guitar chords for Kaliwete… It’s actually an A, so make sure you adjust.


G# C# G#
Noong magsama tayo
G# C# G#
Ay kanan ang ginamit mo
Eb C# G#
Ngunit biglang naturete
B Eb G#
Ikaw pala ay kaliwete
G# C# G#
Sunod-sunod na kamalasan ang dumating
G# C# G#
Hindi ko na malaman kung pa'no ang gagawin
Eb C# G#
Sabi naman ni Rico J. Puno
B Eb G#-A#-C
Mag-ayos lang daw ng upo

C# Cm
Niyaya niya kami sa kubeta
Abm G#-A#-C
Mata ay lumuaw sa nakita
C#
O bakit ba ganyan
Cm
Buhay ng tao
Bb
Mag-ingat ka lang
Eb C#
Baka ika'y ma-karma oh
G# C# G#
Niyaya siyang lumabas kahapon ngunit ayaw niya
G# C# G#
Hindi niya raw mahanap ang kapares ng bra niya
Eb C# G#
Sampung oras ka kung maligo
B Eb G#-A#-C
Pati ang kaluluaw mo'y babango

C# Cm
Niyaya niya kami sa kubeta
Abm G#-A#-C
Mata ay lumuwa sa nakita
C# Cm
O bakit pa ba may kulay ang tao
Bb
Hindi mo na alam
Eb C#
Kung anu-ano at sinu-sino

G# C# G#
Noong nagsama tayo
G# C# G#
Ay kanan ang ginamit mo
Eb C# G#
Ngunit biglang naturete
B Eb G#
Ikaw pala ay kailwete Yeah,............


Enjoy,..!!!!

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