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Hotel California Guitar Tab


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INTRO (Play this twice)
e|--------------------7--10--12---------9----------9----------|
B|--7-----7-----7-------------------11-----11-------------11--| 
G|--7--7-----------7-----7---9------11---------11-----11------| 
D|--9--------9----------------------8-------------------------|
A|--9---------------------------------------------------------| 
E|--7---------------------------------------------------------|

e|--5-----5--5--7--5--------5--7--7-----------7-----7--------7--|
B|-----5-----------------5-----------7-----7-----------7--------|
G|-----------------------------------------7-----7--------7-----|
D|--7-----------------7--------7--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----7-----7--------7-------------10--|
B|--8-----------8--------8--10h12-------|
G|--7-----7--------7--------------------|
D|--9-----------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|

e|------10----------10----------10----------10------|
B|--10------------------------------10----------11--|
G|----------11--11------11--11----------------------|
D|--------------------------------------12----------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

e|-----7-----7--------7--7---------------9------9----------9--|
B|--------------8--8--------8----------------------11---------|
G|--9-----9--------------------9-----11-----11---------11-----|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------10----9------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

Here are the chords for the verse and chorus of the song. 
Unfortunetaly, I'm not legally allowed to display the
lyrics on my site, but you can find a accurate copy here.

VERSE (Starts with "On a dark desert...")
[Bm] [F#]
[A]  [E]
[G]  [D]
[Em] [F#]

[Bm] [F#]
[A]  [E]
[G]  [D]
[Em]There were voices down the corridor;
[F#]I thought I heard them say:

CHORUS (Starts with "Welcome to the Hotel..."
[G]   [D]
[F#]  [Bm]
[G]   [D]
[Em]  [F#]
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Hotel California is an all-time classic for The Eagles and a song that every guitar player should try and master at one stage or another.


NOTES TO THE TAB

The intro consists of a nice fingerpicking line which you can play slowly if the original is too fast for you.  I've also included the chords for the Verses and Chorus.  The key of the song means that you'll be fretting barre chords during some parts of the song, which might be tricky for newer player.


MORE HELP WITH HOTEL CALIFORNIA

Jamplay has a high quality video lesson that teaches the different parts of this song step-by-step, available to subscribers on free trail.  For more info on Jamplay and a complimentary discount available to PluckAndPlay Readers see my review.