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Sep 26, 2022 - 6:56:59 AM
18 posts since 4/15/2008

Looking to see if anyone has tabbed or can tab the House of the rising sun on Robert Hale album with Scott Vestal on Banjo! Thanks for any help with this one!

Sep 26, 2022 - 8:15:19 AM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

28007 posts since 8/3/2003

There are a dozen or so tabs to House of the Rising Sun in the tab archives. Maybe one would be what you're looking for or would suffice for it.

Look on the left hand side of the page and under Learn click on Banjo Tab Library. Then click on the "H" in the alphabetical letters and scroll down and have fun looking at/playing/downloading all the different versions there are. They are all FREE.

Please note that you must have the correct software to download some of the tabs. Software downloads can be located here: banjohangout.org/w/links/brows...byid/v/37

Sep 26, 2022 - 8:52:36 AM

18 posts since 4/15/2008

Thanks, I've searched the tab index and didn't see what I was looking for. Have seen other tabs for Vestal and hoping someone will reply to it ! Thanks for your help!

Sep 28, 2022 - 11:25:02 AM
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lature

USA

218 posts since 12/11/2017

This one is in Bm. Scott Vestal plays it in Am in standard tuning (gDGBD) (capo 2)

Rising Sun Banjo Tab

Sep 28, 2022 - 2:12:13 PM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

28007 posts since 8/3/2003

Beautiful banjo picking, but doesn't sound anything like House of the Rising Sun to me.

Sep 28, 2022 - 3:11:41 PM

8236 posts since 8/30/2004

Ha! 
All show and no go....Jack

Originally posted by Texasbanjo

Beautiful banjo picking, but doesn't sound anything like House of the Rising Sun to me.


Edited by - Jack Baker on 09/28/2022 15:11:55

Sep 29, 2022 - 7:52:53 AM

RB3

USA

1498 posts since 4/12/2004

As Earl Scruggs once said, "That sure is a lot of notes"

Sep 29, 2022 - 8:18:54 AM

lature

USA

218 posts since 12/11/2017

Two things about this song:

First, the lyrics are very very sad. Playing a happy banjo break on top of misery is kind of like Eric Idle singing "Look on the bright side" while being crucified.

Second, the song is in 6/8. That's 6 note rolls -- 2 groups of 3 notes -- 2 beats per measure. I don't understand the need to convert it to 4/4 or 3/4?

Here is the basic melody. 


Sep 29, 2022 - 8:39:14 AM
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janolov

Sweden

41942 posts since 3/7/2006

quote:
Originally posted by lature

Two things about this song:

First, the lyrics are very very sad. Playing a happy banjo break on top of misery is kind of like Eric Idle singing "Look on the bright side" while being crucified.

Second, the song is in 6/8. That's 6 note rolls -- 2 groups of 3 notes -- 2 beats per measure. I don't understand the need to convert it to 4/4 or 3/4?

Here is the basic melody. 

 

 

The tab you show is in 3/8, not 6/8. So what are you talking about?

Sep 29, 2022 - 8:52:42 AM
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janolov

Sweden

41942 posts since 3/7/2006

Here is a nice version from 1933 in triple time (it can be discussed if it is 3/8, 6/8 or 3/4): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYFHg1cCu20

Sep 29, 2022 - 10:02:41 AM
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551 posts since 5/21/2020

quote:
Originally posted by romansdad

Looking to see if anyone has tabbed or can tab the House of the rising sun on Robert Hale album with Scott Vestal on Banjo! Thanks for any help with this one!


You could maybe start out with this arrangement and build on it

 

Sep 29, 2022 - 11:27:11 AM
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lature

USA

218 posts since 12/11/2017

I just listened to a bunch of versions of this song. I was familiar with the Animals and the Doors (both 6/8) However, there are lots of versions out there in 3/4, especially really old recordings. So I guess the move to 4/4 is a bluegrass thing, not sure? The only thing that matters is you need a serious voice to pull this one off and the 6/8 rhythm is by far the most popular today.

janolov - half notes in tab have a shorter stem than quarter notes -- that's why you saw it as 3/8 and not 6/8. I also removed all the rests to simplify things. Music notation is much better at this sort of thing.

Sep 29, 2022 - 11:33:17 AM

18 posts since 4/15/2008

Thanks for all the replies to my original request and the youtube from lature fits the bill for me! Scott is an amazing player and innovator of the 5 string banjo IMHO!
yes, it's a sad song, but what is BLUEgrass anyways? I know I'll stir the pot with that one! I know I'll never come close to playing like Vestal or any other professional for that matter, but I just love to hear banjo breaks and Scott sure "broke" (in a fantastic way) that song! Thanks again for all the assistance!

Oct 18, 2022 - 4:24:18 PM

18 posts since 4/15/2008

quote:
Originally posted by lature

This one is in Bm. Scott Vestal plays it in Am in standard tuning (gDGBD) (capo 2)

Rising Sun Banjo Tab


Yes, I viewed this tab on YouTube but today it said it was removed by ..."...

could you post again or email it to me? Thanks 

Oct 21, 2022 - 6:01:42 PM

93 posts since 1/7/2010

This might not be what your looking for but I liked it. youtube.com/watch?v=3PhvKrnuRxI

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