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Hey! Yes you can make your own tunes for the Gurbani. Yes you can sing this shabad as kirtan, and I actually have sang this shabad many times. It is a popular shabad by Bhai Harjinder Singh Ji (and many others!) called “Hao Rah Na Saka Bin Dekhe Preetma”,7193

It’s hard to explain how to order the shabad. You can make any line the main line of your tune and you will notice for many shabads different people use different lines. Ideally it is the line that has the rahao (pause) because that is the emphasizing point of that particular section of Gurbani. You can listen to this shabad to understand how they do the order. It is easier when you read in Amrit Kirtan to understand how to do the order of a shabad. But basically certain lines are always read together. So like the three lines at the front- har har naam… vadbhagi.. and the line starting Gur pooray har naam… all are read together. You can get a sense by seeing the number after the three lines, and in some shabads after two because lines are read as couplets, etc. Then you go back to the main tune. So in the case of the shabad recording I have linked to, he reads hao reh na saka bin dekhe preetma, then he goes to Har Har sajan mera preetam raya, and finishes those three together at the BEGINNING of the shabad because those three lines are read together. THEN next, he moves to the very beginning of the shabad and starts to read the whole thing. It’s hard to explain sorry. I hope that it makes sense.

Another note here is about lines. Notice he does the shabad “Bin Dekhe Preetma, Hao rah na saka” instead of hao rah na saka. He can read it like that because he understands how the Gurbani reads and it still makes sense. That’s why it is easier to use tunes already established because the people playing them understand the Gurbani to a bit of a different level that they can understand how it reads. The app “igurbani” tells you where exactly to take a pause or space within a certain line by indicating in orange where to put the “comma” as we would in English. Like the line “gur pooray har naam dridaya small BREAK→ so that is where he changes the tune halfway through the line, and then he says the rest of the line “Har nehchal har dhan palay jeo.” Because the line reads “The perfect Guru has implanted the Lord’s Name within me. This is where the break is. Then “I have the imperishable treasure of the lord in my lap.”

I hope that gives you a bit of an idea. It would be easier if you maybe discussed with someone locally where you live if you can! Don't be afraid to ask :) Bhul Chuk maaf.