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    Banjo House of the Rising Sun tab

    Scruggs Style

    The Animals

    • Difficulty
    • Key
      Cm
    • Tempo
      80 bpm
    • Tuning
      gDGBD

    Cm no capo. Let's practice this up and jam with Doc!

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  • Banjo House of the Rising Sun tab

    Backup

    The Animals

    • Difficulty
    • Key
      Cm
    • Tempo
      80 bpm
    • Tuning
      gDGBD

    Some simple rolls and chops help us to backup tastefully. Practice this and backup Doc! Remember, his voice should always be louder than your banjo. They call it backup for a reason.

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  • Banjo House of the Rising Sun tab

    Backup-2

    The Animals

    • Difficulty
    • Key
      Am
    • Tempo
      80 bpm
    • Tuning
      gDGBD

    This version is meant to be played with the original recording of the song by The Animals. It is in 6/8, so it has a much different feel than Doc's version.

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More about House of the Rising Sun

A Rock and Roll classic

Here on Tunefox you’ll find 3 versions of House of the Rising Sun for banjo. The Scruggs style tablature will teach you how to play slides, hammer-ons and pull-offs. In the melodic arrangement of House of the Rising Sun, you’ll learn some fancy up-the-neck melodic work. The third variation of this song is a forward roll based-backup arrangement. In every Tunefox tablature arrangement you'll find measures where you can switch out licks to see different options to use for your improvisation. This feature is called the Lick Switcher. How do you find the Lick Switcher? Look for text that says "Original Measure" over different measures in the House of the Rising Sun tab you are learning and click on that text. It'll open up the Lick Switcher where you can select a substitute measure for that spot in the song. You'll find that there are different styles of licks like Scruggs, Melodic, Bluesy, and more. Want to see a completely different version of this song? Click on "Shuffle Licks" on the bottom of tool panel to randomly shuffle the licks in the song. You'll also find some useful tools which will help you to learn how to play House of the Rising Sun on banjo. For example, you can use the "Hide Notes" feature, which will hide some notes for you so you can learn parts of the melody by ear. The "Memory train" tool will progressively hide notes each time you play through a section or the entirety of a song. Take your speed to the next level with the "Speed Up" feature. This tool will automatically increase playback speed each time you loop the song. Each arrangement of House of the Rising Sun for banjo features real-sounding backing tracks. Use th...ese backing tracks to polish up the solo you’re working on. You can mix the banjo, band, and metronome up or down so that you have several options for your practice. Members can export their arrangements into PDF, allowing them to print and bring them to their next jam session.

House of the Rising Sun lyrics

There is a house in New Orleans
They call the Rising Sun
And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy
And God I know I'm one


My mother was a tailor
She sewed my new blue jeans
My father was a gamblin' man
Down in New Orleans

Now the only thing a gam...drunk

Oh mother tell your children
Not to do what I have done
Spend your lives in sin and misery
In the House of the Rising Sun

Well, I got one foot on the platform
The other foot on the train
I'm goin' back to New Orleans

To wear that ball and chain
Well, there is a house in New Orleans
They call the Rising Sun
And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy
And God I know I'm one