House of the Rising Sun Guitar Lesson

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:
How to play house of the rising sun guitar TABHow to play 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.

F# Guitar Chord

In this video lesson you will learn to play an F# guitar chord. The notes in this major chord are F# – root note, C# – perfect 5th, and A# – major 3rd. Check it out:

An F# guitar chord must always be played as a bar chord shape since there are no open strings that contain the notes we need for this chord. First you will learn a simple F#5 power-chord, beginning at the second fret of the E string (an F# note). Next, a fully barred F# major chord is demonstrated for you, with all the note locations explained:

F# guitar chord

Make sure you can hear each note ring out separately before you give it a strum. The next version of F# you learn is another barre chord, this time with an A string root note. On the 9th fret of A there is another F# note, and when you plays this along with the eleventh frets of D, G, and B, you get another F# major chord. This lesson concludes by showing you a “D-shaped” version of this F# chord, which is played only on the G, B and e strings.