House of the Rising Sun Guitar Lesson

Posted on : 23-08-2013 | By : gitbad | 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 TAB

How to play house of the rising sun on guitar

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

Posted on : 21-08-2013 | By : gitbad | In : A Guitar Chords, Acoustic Guitar Songs, 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 TAB

Jimi Hendrix Chord – E7#9 Guitar Chord Tutorial

Posted on : 24-06-2013 | By : gitbad | In : Dom7 Guitar Chords, E Guitar Chords, Exotic Guitar Chords

The E7#9 guitar chord was the main sound of Jimi Hendrix. Songs such as Purple Haze and Voodoo Child feature this chord well, and nearly all his songs feature this chord shape in some key, usually played as a thumbed chord! Check it out:

The notes in an E7#9 chord are E (root note), G# (major 3rd), D (dominant 7th) and G (#9). First you’ll learn the main shape played at the 7th fret, starting at the A string:

Jimi Hendrix chord

Of course, the low and high E strings can be included for this E chord, since they are the root notes! However, the video shows that this doesn’t work well when you move this shape around and out of the key of E! Next, you will learn this 7#9 chord with a root note on the E string, starting in the key of G and then moving the shape up into the key of A. These chord shapes are a great way to add a funky sound to your playing when you strum the high notes with an accent, as shown in the tutorial.

G7#9 guitar chord:

G7#9 guitar chord

A7#9 guitar chord:

A7#9 guitar chord

The main challenge with playing these type of guitar chords is to be able to reach your pinky finger to the B and e strings, while holding the lower octave shape with your thumb and ring fingers. The final shape we learn is the open variation of this thumbed chord, in the key of E of course!

E7#9 open chord:

E7#9 open chord

So have fun playing these chords and remember to add that funky psychedelic sound by trying picking variations of playing the lower octave parts, followed by quick stabs from the high strings, which are containing your #9 and dom7 notes! You can also get a chord book when you sign up on the right side of this page —–>>>