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Hotel California (The Eagles) – Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson and TAB

The Eagles







2nd fret

This is the full fingerstyle guitar lesson for Hotel California.

Hotel California was written by Don Felder, Don Henley and Glenn Frey for The Eagles and the song appears on the band’s 1977 album Hotel California. Not only is this one of the band’s best-known and most loved songs, it’s also one of the most famous and successful songs of all time – a true timeless masterpiece.

I’ve arranged it to be around the intermediate level but if you’re an accomplished beginner then I encourage you to have a crack at it too as it’ll be a great challenge for you and do wonders for your playing.

Let’s start learning how to play Hotel California!

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Hotel California Guitar Lesson - Part One

In this first lesson we learn how to play the intro and the 1st verse of Hotel California. I’ve trimmed the song down a little, skipped a verse, chorus and shortened the outro solo down to simplify things somewhat.

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Hotel California Guitar Lesson - Part Two

Hopefully you were OK with the first lesson, now let’s learn how to play the remainder of the song and the iconic arpeggiated outro solo that we know and love so much!

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