Guitar lesson for
by The Eagles • Lesson #31
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This video is a guitar lesson for the classic song “Hotel California” by The Eagles. It includes chords, tabs, and strumming patterns – showing how to play this song in standard tuning on an acoustic guitar (with no capo).
- 0:00 Preview & lesson overview
- 2:34 About this lesson
- 4:05 How to play the chords
- 7:03 Verse chord progression
- 8:23 Strumming patterns
- 9:44 Chorus chord progression
- 10:45 Intro: basics
- 13:24 Intro: adding flourish
- 17:34 Chorus riffs
Lyrics with chords
See page 1 of my sheet music for all of the lyrics & chords, shown together.
See page 2 of my sheet music for the chord progression this song uses, both with no capo (key of Bm) as well as capo 2nd fret (key of Am) and capo 7th fret (key of Em).
All chords needed
E –––2––––2––––0––––0––––3––––2––––0–––– B –––3––––2––––2––––0––––0––––3––––0–––– G –––4––––3––––2––––1––––0––––2––––0–––– D –––4––––4––––2––––2––––0––––0––––2–––– A –––2––––4––––0––––2––––2–––––––––2–––– E ––––––––2–––––––––0––––3–––––––––0–––– Bm F# A E G D Em
Bar chord tips
E ––––2––––––2–––––0––––––0–––– B ––––2––––––2–––––2––––––2–––– G ––––3––––––3–––––3––––––3–––– D ––––4––––––2–––––4––––––4–––– A ––––4––––––4––––––––––––4–––– E ––––2––––––2–––––––––––(2)––– F# F#7 F#7 F#7
E ––––2––––––2–––––2––––––––––– B ––––3––––––3–––––3–––––3––––– G ––––4––––––4–––––4–––––4––––– D ––––4––––––0–––––4–––––4––––– A ––––2––––––––––––––––––2––––– E ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Bm Bm Bm Bm
E ––––0––––––0––––– B ––––2––––––0––––– G ––––2––––––2––––– D ––––2––––––2––––– A ––––0––––––0––––– E ––––––––––––––––– A Asus2
See page 4 of my sheet music for the complete intro tab.
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