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House of the Rising Sun by The Animals – Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson

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This is an intermediate level fingerstyle guitar arrangement of House of the Rising Sun.

House of the Rising Sun was recorded in 1964 by The Animals and although they didn’t originally write the song, they did make it incredibly well-known around the world.

This arrangement gets pretty tricky at times and getting the feel right may take a little work but stick with it as it’s really fun to play. I’d say it’s best suited to the intermediate fingerpicker.

Alright, let’s pick up our guitars and learn how to play House of the Rising Sun!

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House of the Rising Sun Guitar Lesson

In this first lesson we learn how to play the classic intro of House of the Rising Sun and also how to play the first verse.

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House of the Rising Sun Guitar Lesson (Part 2)

Hopefully you were OK with the first lesson. Now let’s learn how to play the the second verse of the song.

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