"Hotel California" is just absolutely saturated with TONS of guitar parts. There are constant guitar harmonies swarming around, 12-string acoustic picking and electric guitar rhythms. Because of that I have broken down this classic song into what I feel are the essential parts to learn so you or you and another guitarist can play it just fine.
We will take a look at the incredible 12-string acoustic intro for starters. Now if you don't have a 12-string acoustic don't worry, it can be played on anything. In fact, I teach the whole song on a Fender Strat. 🙂
Besides the acoustic guitar parts for the Verse and Chorus, you will also learn the electric guitar rhythms for the Verse and Chorus. After that comes the epic solo which is broken down here in it's entirety including the harmony guitar section that closes out the song.
This song has somewhere between 8-10 guitars going on at one point or another, so I feel this was the best way to tackle this song, instead of getting into all the little harmonized fills during the verse and chorus. That kind of thing would take at least 4 guitarists to make it sound convincing. So in this tutorial you will learn the essential parts that make up the song in detail.
There are 3 videos in all covering all the parts mentioned above. Cheers!!!
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