House of the Rising Sun Guitar Lesson

In : A Guitar Chords, Acoustic Guitar Songs, D Guitar Chords, F Guitar Chords

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 the technique of arpeggios when playing these guitar chords:

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.

Canon In D Acoustic Guitar Chords

In : A Guitar Chords, Acoustic Guitar Songs, B Guitar Chords, D Guitar Chords, G Guitar Chords

Pachelbel’s Canon in D major is a very recognizable theme that is often played at weddings and graduations, usually on violins, violas and cellos. Canon on acoustic guitar sounds very good when the chords are played as arpeggios (one note at a time). This should be an easy acoustic guitar lesson if you can already play some guitar chords:

Canon in D follows a repeating eight chord progression: D major, A major, B minor, F# minor, G major, D major, G major, A major. Most of these chords are played with open strings (open chords) and even if you have trouble with the bar chords (Bm and F#m), you can use a finger roll technique as shown in the video to make them much easier to play.

As was previously mentioned, all of these guitar chords are played as arpeggios, instead of strumming all the notes at the same time. This means we are playing each note of each chord individually, one at a time. The sound of each note is still allowed to ring out once played, however. This pattern should be fairly easy to play using either a pick or your fingers. Below you will find the TAB for Canon in D, arranged for acoustic guitar.

Pachelbel’s Canon Guitar TAB:

Canon acoustic TAB
Canon acoustic TAB

A Minor Guitar Chord

In : A Guitar Chords, Minor Guitar Chords

Do you know how to play an A minor chord (Am) on guitar? A minor chords can be played in several different positions on the fret board, and this video lesson covers both the open Am guitar chord as well as the Am bar chord shapes found further up the guitar neck:


There are three notes in an Am chord: the root note is an A, the perfect 5th is an E, and the minor 3rd is a C. This chord guitar lesson begins with the open A minor chord, which begins with an open A string, with the second frets of the D an G strings fretted (E and A notes, respectively) and the first fret of the B string fretted (a C note), plus an open e string:


Am open chord guitar

Next, we go to the 5th fret of the E string (an A note) to learn an Am bar chord. This involves using your pinky and ring fingers to fret the 7th frets of the A and D strings and barring with your index finger along the 5th frets of the rest of the strings:


A minor barre chord 5th fret

Finally, this Am guitar chord lesson finishes of with an open position octave shape barre chord beginning at the 12th fret location:


A minor bar chord

This can be a tight chord to hold in this position, and if you have big fingers they might get squished, but it does sound nice when you can play it right!