Hotel California (Easy Version)

Animated Hotel California (Easy Version) tab by Eagles on guitar. So easy you'll be playing in minutes.

There is an easier way to play Hotel California and still sound good. The way we show here is beginner-friendly and much easier than the original (which you can still see in this ActionTab).

This is played on a standard 6 string acoustic guitar. You don't need a capo, and the song can be broken down into just 3 parts. Repeat them as needed:

Intro - This is the same chord progression as the verse, except strum each chord once and then pick through a few notes. You don't have to strictly follow this example, pick any notes from the chords that you like. Here's the progression:

B minor - F#7 - A major - E major - G major - D major (add and remove notes along the high E string) - E minor - F#7


Verse - Same chord progression as the intro, except with full strumming:

B minor - F#7 - A major - E major - G major - D major (add and remove notes along the high E string) - E minor - F#7 (repeat)

This strumming pattern works well, but you can use any variation you like.


Chorus - There are 2 small progressions for each chorus:

1. G major - D major (add and remove notes along the high E string) - F#7 - B minor

2. G major - D major (add and remove notes along the high E string) - E minor - F#7

Those are the only chords you need to get from start to finish of the song. Just repeat each part as required.

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