“House of the Rising Sun” – The Animals

Below is the lesson for “House of the Rising Sun”.

Helpful Tips

This arrangement combines fingerpicking and strumming to authentically recreate the iconic melody. This song begins and ends with the melody fingerpicked, while the midsection is entirely strummed.

This strumming section will be a great challenge because it uses movement; which means, you’ll be playing throughout the entire span of the neck (frets 0-12). Movement makes the piece sound like it’s flowing and developing; similar to if we were telling a story (i.e. there is a beginning, middle, and end).

Part 1 – Performance & Free Lesson

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