Fang Talks

Do the impossible, see the invisible

‘sup guys, musical Fang here.

My friend who’s teaching me how to play guitar recently taught me the chords needed for playing House of the Rising Sun, by The Animals. However, just strumming them didn’t produce the characteristic “pinging” sound. It did give you the right tones though, so I practiced with regular strumming for a while.

Watched the video clip today (that keyboardist is the best!), and noticed how the lead guitarist was playing. Tried it for myself, then looked up the exact tabs. Few minor errors, but came really close to what it has to be! Whoo!

Nope, sorry, no video yet. Can’t play it at half speed, so full speed really is a no-go. The D-chord (don’t remember wether is was minor or major) is a pain in the ass to pull correctly, especially your index finger. Ahwell, practice should make perfect!

Oh and I may be teaching my dad the guitar if he stops being stubborn and all “let me check the internet first”.
~ Fang


  • 04/03/2012 (5:58 PM)

    Yup, practice and practice! I personally didn’t get into guitar due to a lack of practice, but I did get into piano.

  • R
    04/03/2012 (11:35 AM)

    Sounds like a nice progress!

  • 04/03/2012 (5:19 AM)

    you always can see if there’s another way to play D more easy for the chord progression you’re doing…if not, it’s just practice.

  • 04/03/2012 (3:49 AM)

    Ah I used to play the violin when I was younger!

  • 04/03/2012 (2:43 AM)

    Well if you do end up teaching your dad hope it goes well. Practice does make perfect.

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