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Postby mmdm » December 28th, 2006, 6:44 am

I have a question about playing this while singing. In the lesson, the last chord is an E, and it has the first words to the second verse under it. Does that mean that when playing the second verse, you play the E, then skip the Am that was the first measure of the first verse, and go to the C? So the first line of the first verse is Am, C, D, Fmaj7 but the first line of the second verse would be E, C, D, Fmaj7?

This is still a pretty popular song here in Louisiana, but you gotta have the words. Singing this song is the only time it is excusable to say "New Orleens" instead of New Orlins or N'awlins. :lol:
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Postby plautzi » January 5th, 2007, 4:47 am

no, you don't skip it. After E it's again Am, C, D, Fmaj7.
like this:
Am, C, D, Fmaj7. (you should start playing after singing "There...". This is like a vocal introduction)
Am, C, E, E
Am, C, D, Fmaj7.
Am, E, Am, E (and the vocal introduction of verse 2 is at the end of verse1: "My...")

and then the second verse:
Am, C, D, Fmaj7. ("...mother..."
Am, C, E, E
Am, C, D, Fmaj7.
Am, E, Am, E

hope this helps
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Postby mmdm » January 5th, 2007, 9:50 am

plautzi wrote:no, you don't skip it. After E it's again Am, C, D, Fmaj7.
like this:
Am, C, D, Fmaj7. (you should start playing after singing "There...". This is like a vocal introduction)
Am, C, E, E
Am, C, D, Fmaj7.
Am, E, Am, E (and the vocal introduction of verse 2 is at the end of verse1: "My...")

and then the second verse:
Am, C, D, Fmaj7. ("...mother..."
Am, C, E, E
Am, C, D, Fmaj7.
Am, E, Am, E

hope this helps
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Oh, I see. The "My" of the second verse actually comes before the first Am. Got it. Thank you very much!

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Postby Denny » January 11th, 2007, 8:20 am

When I play along with a second guitar I like to play this over the chords as a break.



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                    House of the Rising Sun

     Am          C            D              F
e|-5-8-5----------------------------------8-b10(11)r10-8----|                   
B|-------8-5-------------------------8-10----------------10-|                       
G|-----------7-5-------5-7-5-7/9-7-9------------------------|                     
D|---------------7-5-7--------------------------------------|                     
A|----------------------------------------------------------|                       
E|----------------------------------------------------------|                     

     Am           C            E     E   
                              trem  trem
e|-5-8-5-----------------------7-----12---|                                     
B|-------8-5-------------8---8-9-----12---|                                       
G|-----------7-5-7/9-7-9---9--------------|                                       
D|----------------------------------------|                                       
A|----------------------------------------|                                       
E|----------------------------------------|                                       

     Am          C             D                         F
e|------------------------8-10-b10(11)r10-8-b10(11)r10-8----|                     
B|-------------------8-10--------------------------------10-|                         
G|---------5---5-7-9----------------------------------------|                         
D|---7---7---7----------------------------------------------|                     
A|-7---7----------------------------------------------------|                       
E|----------------------------------------------------------|                         

      Am           E               Am
e|-/5-8p5----------------------------|                                           
B|--------8-5------------------------|                                             
G|------------7-5-b7(8)r7-5----------|                                             
D|--------------------------7-5------|                                           
A|------------------------------7\-0-|                                           
E|-----------------------------------|                                             
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Postby Dave T » December 12th, 2007, 6:59 am

When practising this one in 6/8 with a metronome, is it correct that if set it at say 60bpm as a start, tapping my foot once per beat, the timing would be 123 on the down motion and 456 on the up motion of the foot? That is, play one triplet on the way down and one on the way up?

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Postby dhodge » December 12th, 2007, 8:43 am

Usually if you're playing along with a metronome in 6/8, you count every click as one triplet. So you'd have (Click) two three (Click) five six.

But you can certainly do it the way you suggest. It'll be a faster tempo...

Hope this helps.

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