House of the Rising Sun

House of the Rising Sun

risingsun2 House of the Rising Sun guitar lesson is a classic traditional tune that sounds great on acoustic guitar. In this guitar lesson we take a look at the first 8 chords of rising sun and how to pick them as arpeggios to give that brilliant chiming sound, especially on a 12-string guitar.

The intro chords of this song are: Am C D F Am E Am E

House of the Rising Sun Guitar TAB:
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The F chord is played as a partial bar as shown in the video.
Listen carefully to the video to get the picking style down right.

After the intro the chords for the verse are played in sequences of: Am C D F Am C E E and Am C D F Am E Am E.