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House Of The Rising Sun is an old folk song that found new life in the 60s, particularly after Eric Burdon and The Animals recorded their dynamic version featuring the electric guitar playing a distorted arpeggio through the chord progression. This lesson looks at fingerpicking it acoustically but it transfers very nicely to the electric as well.
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written by TGNeil, February 06, 2012
Hello, i have had alot of trouble having any of the lessons work...the only lesson that works perfectly is the FREE PREVIEW the rest will not load... I have purchased this song a a PAY PER LESSON.
written by geopap, February 06, 2012
Opps unsynchronized still dudes .. upto speed part
written by Rick, July 21, 2009
Just heard Dylan's version you talked about. Awesome!! Never would have guessed he did it. Adding it to one of my Ipod playlists.
written by Al Rosen, June 04, 2009
Thanks guys- we will get on fixing it.
written by Neil, June 03, 2009
Both the normal and high quality versions in "Up to speed" have the wrong audio for about the 1st minute (as per Desmond's comment).
written by Al Rosen, June 03, 2009
Thanks for the info on other versions of this classic. The lesson book my private instructor has me using is written by Russ Shipton and called [i]The Complete Guitar Player[/i] It includes a version of Rising Sun that doesn't feel right. There is an added base note which ends the arpeggio, e.g. T,i,m,r,m,T for each cord. This arrangement just doesn't feel right. But I was told it's the original. I grew up listening to the Animals version. And when I watched you play it I smiled;D
written by Jim, May 07, 2009
I may have come across what Jay was saying ... in 'Part 8 Up To Speed' for about the first 55 seconds, we hear the audio that matches what is the last 55 seconds of the video, then at around 0:55 the audio picks up where it is supposed to be, and they are in sync for the rest of the piece.
A note to the web guys ... If you guys could display somewhere that the comments go on the song, and not just an individual part, it may lead to some more detailed/helpful comments from us. I didn't realize this the first time I made a post on TARGET, and I am guessing that Jay didn't either. Also I should say that I love the program and appreciate all the hard work that goes into this. I'm not complaining, merely trying to provide constructive criticism.
written by Desmond Gibian, May 07, 2009
I checked out some of the videos here and did not get the sync issue spoke of above. But didn't watch all the videos just some of them. Just poking around here.