Here’s an alternative way of playing this classic 1960’s tune by the Animals. This is aimed at Intermediate level guitar players – with a capo on the second fret. No matter what level of guitar you are currently playing at, Des can give you a variation of this tune (or any tune) to suit your playing level and style.
“The House of the Rising Sun” by The Animals, a 1964 hit, is a soulful journey through blues and rock history. The haunting vocals of Eric Burdon tell a tale of regret and redemption in New Orleans. The song’s distinctive guitar riff, played by Hilton Valentine, is instantly recognizable. Its simplicity and raw emotion set it apart, making it a timeless classic. The narrative unfolds with a sense of melancholy, drawing listeners into the mysterious allure of the infamous house. With its powerful vocals and iconic guitar work, “The House of the Rising Sun” remains a pivotal piece in rock and blues storytelling.