How To Play Hotel California By The Eagles On Guitar

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When learning how to play Hotel California by The Eagles, it’s important to know what to expect. The song is a signature piece of rock music, and the band’s songs reflect the band’s maturity and love of life. It’s easy to pick up the song on string guitar. The intro has a unique sound, and the chord alterations make this version even easier to learn.

Hotel California Song Lyrics

Hotel California Chords, Verse

Am                                         E7

On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair

G                                    D

Warm smell of colitas rising up through the air

F                                           C

Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light


My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim


I had to stop for the night

Am                                                 E7

There she stood in the doorway; I heard the mission bell


And I was thinking to myself


This could be heaven or this could be hell

F                                           C

Then she lit up a candle, and she showed me the way


There were voices down the corridor,


I thought I heard them say…

Hotel California Lyrics, Chorus

F                                           C

Welcome to the Hotel California.

E7                                                             Am

Such a lovely place, (such a lovely place), such a lovely face

F                                             C

There’s plenty of room at the Hotel California

Dm                                                         E

Any time of year, (any time of year) You can find it here

Hotel California Chords, Verse

Am                                         E7

Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, She got the Mercedes bends

G                                                    D

She got a lot of pretty pretty boys   she calls friends

F                                                          C  

How they danced in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat

Dm                                          E

Some dance to remember, some dance to forget

Am                                     E7

So I called up the captain; Please bring me my wine (he said)

G                                                         D

We haven’t had that spirit here since 1969

F                                                                C

and still those voices are calling from far away


Wake you up in the middle of the night


Just to hear them say…

Hotel California Lyrics, Chorus

F                                           C

Welcome to the Hotel California.

E7                                                             Am

Such a lovely place, (such a lovely place), such a lovely face

F                                    C

They’re livin’ it up at the Hotel California

Dm                                                                       E

What a nice surprise, (what a nice surprise) Bring your alibis

Hotel California Chords, Verse

Am                                E7

Mirrors on the ceiling; the pink champagne on ice (and she said)

G                                               D

We are all just prisoners here, of our own device

F                                                C

and in the master’s chambers, they gathered for the feast


They stab it with their steely knives but they


just can’t kill the beast

Am                                          E7

Last thing I remember, I was running for the door

G                                                              D

I had to find the passage back to the place I was before

F                                                      C

“Relax” said the night man; we are programmed to receive


You can check out any time you like


But you can never leave…

The Eagles

The Eagles were born in the United States, is Musician. Although the iconic rock group hasn’t released a No. 1 hit in years but The Eagles remain alive and active on the touring circuit. They played 57 concerts that they appeared in during the scoring period as included in their History of the Eagles tour led them to the number. fourteen spot in the Celebrity 100 list, beating other younger stars like Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga. Due to their dedicated supporters, The Eagles also earned millions of dollars from DVD and merchandise sales.

The Eagles started in 1971 in 1971, when Linda Ronstadt recruited Glenn Frey and Don Henley for her band. Randy Meisner and Bernie Leadon later joined, and the quartet performed live in front of Ronstadt just once at the concert at Disneyland. With Ronstadt’s permission, Henley and Frey asked Leadon and Meisner to form a group and the rest is history.

The name of the group was initially suggested by Leadon at the time of a drug-related group trip at the desert of Mojave when he was reading about the Hopi’s devotion to the Eagle. The comedian Steve Martin recounts that he suggested they be called “the Eagles,” but Frey maintained that the band’s name was “Eagles

The album’s debut took place in England during February of 1972, and dropped on June 26th the 26th of June, 1972. Eagles was a huge album that produced the group three Top 40 singles. The lead single and the first song, “Take It Easy,” was composed by Frey with his fellow neighbor and fellow country-folk crooner Jackson Browne

Their greatest hits (1971-1975) was an album compilation, which was released on the 17th of February, 1976. It was the most popular album in 20 years within the United States and is tied to Michael Jackson’s Thriller as the album with the highest certification within the US at 29x platinum. The album consists of nine singles and”Desperado,” the album’s title track “Desperado

Hotel California The album was the fifth studio album by the band that was released on the 8th of December on the 8th of December, 1976. It was their first album that was released without the band’s founding singer Bernie Leadon, the last with the original bassist Randy Meisner and their first album with guitarist Joe Walsh

The album was released on September 24, 1979, The Long Run debuted at the top of the Billboard Pop Albums chart and a week later reached #1, dethroning The Led Zeppelin’s In Through the Out Door. The Long Run was their final number one album in the 1970s and ruled for eight weeks at #1.

The 31st of July, 1980 the group was playing an event to benefit California Senator Alan Cranston when the band got into a fight backstage. This resulted in on-stage violence. It was their last show together. performed together for 14 years.

To be clear the truth is that we never separated, we simply had a 14-year hiatus,” said Frey at their debut live show during April of 1994. The band released Hell Freezes Over, which was named after Henley’s frequent remark that they’d get again “when hell freezes over.” The album contained four brand new studio tracks as well as eleven live tracks that were recorded to be used in an MTV special

In 1998 in 1998, the Eagles were admitted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The ceremony was attended by the Seven Eagles band members (Glenn Frey Don Henley, Don Felder, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner) were on stage for two songs “Take It Easy” and “Hotel California”.

The Eagles are among the top-selling bands in the world ever, having been able to sell more than 150 millions records around the world with 100 million sold in the U.S. alone. There is no American group sold greater records as the Eagles in the 1970s.

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