#1
Hey guys, so I picked my guitar 6 days ago and enjoying my time. I am practicing 2-6 hours a day. Right now I am trying to master the song House of the rising sun by the animals since it has easy chords. However, I am stuck at the third chord and need some tips to help me achieve learning the song. I am still stuck with the D chord.

E------------------------0--------------*------
B---------------1---------------1-------*-----
G-------------2------------------------2*-----
D-----------2---------------------------*------
A---0-----------------------------------*------
E---------------------------------------*-------

C
E-----------------------0---------------*-----
B---------------1---------------1-------*----
G------------0-------------------------0*----
D----------2----------------------------*-----
A---3-----------------------------------*-----
E---------------------------------------*------

D
E----------------2------2---------------*------
B--------------3---------------3--------*------
G-----------2---------------------------*2-----
D---0-----------------------------------*------
A---------------------------------------*-------
E---------------------------------------*-------


F
E-----------------1-------1-------------*------
B--------------1-----------------1------*-----
G-----------2---------------------------*2----
D---3-----------------------------------*------
A---------------------------------------*-------
E---------------------------------------*-------

E
E--------------------------0------------*---------
B----------------0-----------------0----*--------
G-------------1-------------------------*---1----
D-----------2---------------------------*---------
A---------2-----------------------------*----------
E---0-----------------------------------*----------

E/D
E--------------0------0-----------------*------
B------------0---------------0----------*------
G---------1-------------------------1---*------
D---0-----------------------------------*-------
A---------------------------------------*--------
E---------------------------------------*--------
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGdabIs0wpw
starts at 1:57 that's where I can't move my fingers fast enough to play the chord properly. Any tips or video I could watch ?

And is it hard to master a song ? I mean how long does it take to master one song ?
#2
Just play the C and D chord back and forth, very slowly. Isolate the movements in your fingers and try to get your fingers down all at once. Just take you time and you will get there.
As to how hard is it to master a song, its totally subjective and depends on the difficulty of the song. But when you get the important chords down songs like this one will be a piece of cake.
#3
Not a lot of people know this as most tabs are wrong, but The Animals plays it with every arpeggio before chord switch actually ending with an open G every time. So you're in 6/8 and on the 6th beat would be open G note, this gives time to switch chords comfortably.
But yeah, slow it down and work on the switches you find difficult until you get it.
#5
Thank's everyone!

I did it! I can play till the D chord fast enough. Now time to play the others and then master the song. After that I shall learn another harder song