Hotel California Help

Discussion in 'English Guitar Tabs - Submit or Request' started by rohit86, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. rohit86

    rohit86 New Member

    I am a new to guitar. I know how to play Hotel California chords with simple strumming. I have seen at least 20-30 websites/blogs with Hotel California tabs, none of those are helpful. Can any of you masters devise a flowchart of how and what to practice in order to play Hotel California properly? for example one should practice this scale,technique etc., you know some simpler preparation to play whole song properly.

    Is there some simple tabs for beginners?

    I would greatly appreciate any help. I think this could be great for all beginners

  2. Saadman..

    Saadman.. New Member

    if u r a beginer, then hotel california will be quite tough for you..

    but yeh ,i got the tabs.... -- wll give em 2 u. but i suggest learning other things 1st.
  3. amitrichardxess

    amitrichardxess New Member

    try to learn starting part only of unpllugged version
    then sing whole song with chords only and
    end the song with the solo dat is electric version of song
  4. rohit86

    rohit86 New Member


    What do you mean by other things? Thats what i am asking for? What are the other things which can help me in learning hotel california in future?

  5. radicalz_adi

    radicalz_adi New Member

    hotel california cmon its a piece of cake.....i mean if ur not doin the solo;....even thoe solo is easy once u get the scales rite....but i guess if ur new u jus need the if u still cant play chords then start practicin...u havent learnt the basics as yet..practice pracitce
  6. elinferno

    elinferno New Member

    hotel california

    hey dude theres some simple technique for playing hotel california.First remember after strumming the B m cord u have to play F#M7th not F#7th and then after A M EM7th not E7th.Afterwards its very simple,just follow the simple progression.
  7. Saadman..

    Saadman.. New Member

    ok, u gotta get ur pluckings rite... and practice --- practice alot..
  8. Marccha

    Marccha song analyzer

    Chords for Hotel California in Am scale


    I think the chords mentioned above may be right, but probably not the most easy chords to play for a beginner, because of the flat index finger needed to grab them.

    In a music book I found the chords in Am scale. All of these chords are relatively easy and I would recommend to learn these chords first before trying the more difficult ones. For the F chord you can use the "small F". With your index finger flat only on the lower 2 snares as shown below. Watch out not to hit the 6th E-snare while strumming this chord, as the E not does not belong in the F chord and should not sound:


    Here are the chords for the song:

    For the "couplets": (I'm sorry I don't know the correct English word for this, but I mean the part of the song starting with "On a dark dessert highway", etc.)

    Am - E - G - D - F - C - Dm - E

    And for the "refrein": ("Welcome to the hotel California", etc.)

    F - C - E - Am - F - C - Dm - E

    If you happen to have a capo, you can put it in the second position and play the above chords sounding as if you are playing in the original scale.
    But don't worry if you don't have one. The chords will sound right anyway. The song will only sound a bit lower pitched.

    I hope this is useful to you.
    Please let me know...
  9. aniketdave

    aniketdave aniket

    guys this is my first tab.. please tell me how you find it..

    this is pretty easy. its one of the 1st songs i learnt.

    the chords are quiet easy, but for beginners, they need some practice -

    On a dark dessert highway....
    | Bm| F#| A | E | G | D | Em| F#| x2

    Welcome to the Hotel california...
    | G | D | Em| Bm|

    Plenty of room at the hotel california..
    | G | D | Em| F#|

    The tabs for the Intro in the unplugged version are -






    <repeat the last part 8 times>


    Lemme know if this was helpful and i'll give the rest of the tabs
  10. angel_of_sin

    angel_of_sin bassist.....

    these are da accurate tabs of hotel california..........
    man dis hotel california tab question has been raised so many times in da past............
    PS its not easy for beginners level at all......................

    dey should start wid finger picking songs like 'hey there delilah' by plain white T's.......

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