This guitar lesson of the day video teaches you a cool trick you can use with several types of guitar chords, playing them using various notes to give a nice chord melody. The first example begins with a D major guitar chord played at the open position, with a picking pattern that plays each note of the chord individually to get the melody. Guitar Tabs for this lesson are included on the screen in the video.
House of the rising sun is a great song for you to play on acoustic guitar, and it sounds very nice since we are using arpeggios when playing these guitar chords – TAB BELOW:
Playing these arpeggios in house of the rising sun should be fairly easy, since all we are really doing is playing one note at a time instead of strumming the chords. Each chord gets four notes played and this song begins with an A minor chord, then goes into C major, followed by D major open chord and then into a partially barred F major chord. The F chord could get play as a full bar chord, but this is not necessary as the lower string notes are not play and a partial F is usually easier to play anyways.
House of the rising sun guitar TAB:
When you learn how to play house of the rising sun on guitar always make sure to make your picking sound clear. This often means that you’ll need to hold each chord down tightly and pick with solid down strokes to avoid buzz noises that may occur. Another key element to sounding great is too have seamless chord transitions, with no silent pauses between chords. This requires quick and accurate finger placements when switching guitar chords.