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Offline PeterU

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House of the Rising Sun tempo / BPM question
« on: September 05, 2018, 10:18:23 am »
I'm confused!

I'm trying to set the metronome for HOTRS in 6/8 to play the Animals version but Google says it's around 74 BPM which seems WAY SLOWER than the Animals version which seems much faster circa 200 BPM +.

I'm strumming all down with accent on 1 and 4.

Can anyone help please?

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Re: House of the Rising Sun tempo / BPM question
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2018, 10:31:00 am »
Play it in the right time at the speed you can play it. Every cover of this has been done at a different tempo. I play it fast or slow depending on mood. It still works.

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Re: House of the Rising Sun tempo / BPM question
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2018, 11:55:58 am »
6/8 includes two groups of 3 eighth notes. Count once for every group of three eighth
notes (count on beat one and four). In counting this way I think Animals version of HOTRS is played around 80 bpm.

If you count on every beat you should set the metrone at 240 bpm ca. Like you say thats bloody fast. Play it at the tempo you like.
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Re: House of the Rising Sun tempo / BPM question
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2018, 09:40:36 pm »
I would try waltz timing 3/3 Are you strumming or finger picking ?

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Re: House of the Rising Sun tempo / BPM question
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2018, 12:38:41 am »
6/8 includes two groups of 3 eighth notes. Count once for every group of three eighth
notes (count on beat one and four). In counting this way I think Animals version of HOTRS is played around 80 bpm.

If you count on every beat you should set the metrone at 240 bpm ca. Like you say thats bloody fast. Play it at the tempo you like.

Sounds about right for the normal Animals cover. Chunk Chunka Chunk Chunk Chunk Chunk, wash rinse repeat around 80 bpm. I did an upbeat version in pumping eights  but twas pushing the boundaries of the original. 8)
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