House of the Rising Sun Guitar Lesson

Learn how to play “House of the Rising Sun” by the Animals with this free guitar lesson. This song was made popular by the Animals in 1964, but the actual author of this song is unknown…  You can learn more about the very interesting history behind this song over at Wikipedia.

This song is fairly easy to play as it uses mostly basic beginner chords.  The only chord that may give you a bit of trouble is the F Major Chord.  For those of you who are still struggling with this chord, follow this link for a great lesson on how to play the F Major Chord. The other chords you will need to know are:  A Minor, C Major, D Major and E Major.

The only other challenging part to this song is the fingerpicking, which is explained in detail in this article,

Video Lesson

This video was created by one of my favorite guitar teachers on YouTube, Justin Sandercoe. Justin is an excellent teacher and I highly recommend you visit Justin’s YouTube Profile for more awesome video lessons like the one below. Click here to visit Justin’s YouTube Profile.

Be sure to also check out his website by following the link below. On Justin’s site you can learn more about him as well as find more great lessons! Click here to visit his site

As Performed by The Animals

Additional Resources

Click here for more information on “House of the Rising Sun ” from Wikipedia

Very Good In Depth Lesson from GuitarNoise.Com

“House of the Rising Sun ” Chords & Lyrics 

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