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Title: BS-624 • Hotel California - The Eagles
Post by: Indigo on April 05, 2015, 04:44:24 pm
Lesson Link: http://www.justinguitar.com/en/BS-624-HotelCalifornia-TheEagles.php

Questions...
Title: Re: ST-344 • Hotel California - The Eagles
Post by: geminitiger on October 26, 2015, 07:19:48 pm
hi
on the video around 10-04 first of all justin is saying play the high e string but then when he is going over it the next time he doesn't include it,I'm assuming that one should play the e,this is on the C chord arpeggio.
thanks
Title: Re: ST-344 • Hotel California - The Eagles
Post by: misterg on October 26, 2015, 09:40:10 pm
Hi, and welcome :)

I think when he first changes to the C chord (about 9:50) he runs through both bars*  together. Then he describes that same part one bar at a time (there is no e in the first bar) - it seems consistent to me, and is consistent with the slow run-through (at about 14:30).

...and it sounds right (to my ears, anyway  ;) ).

So, no first string on the first bar of the C chord, but it is on beat 1 of the second bar:


1st Bar
Beat:   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
String: 5   4 3   2   3

2nd Bar
Beat:   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
String: 1   5 2 4 H 3


It always helps me to write it out if I'm trying to understand it.

(Oh, and thanks for the heads-up about the lesson - this one had passed me by...)

* Edit - there's really only one bar of each chord, but he treats it as two to avoid trying to describe 1/16th note rhythm
Title: Re: ST-344 • Hotel California - The Eagles
Post by: geminitiger on October 26, 2015, 10:26:56 pm
thank you very much
Title: Re: ST-344 • Hotel California - The Eagles
Post by: geminitiger on October 26, 2015, 10:50:33 pm
by the way,whats your take on playing the recorded version.
its interesting you can here those extra notes on the recording but maybe hearing so many live versions has made the slightly simplified version sound more authentic.what do you think?
thanks again
Title: Re: ST-344 • Hotel California - The Eagles
Post by: misterg on October 26, 2015, 11:30:19 pm
No worries! :)

For what it's worth, I've got the recorded version ingrained in my memory, so the live version sounds slightly odd to me, but I wouldn't worry about it.

(In fact, for years, I have been playing almost random arpeggios of the chords, and it is still recognisable - I would like to play it "properly" though.)
Title: Re: BS-624 • Hotel California - The Eagles
Post by: LeHorla on March 29, 2017, 01:39:00 am
Seems like the song lesson for Hotel California has been blocked for copyright reasons in the USA.

Did the video show a finger picking pattern that could be used to play the intro? What would it be? Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: BS-624 • Hotel California - The Eagles
Post by: BabyBlue on June 03, 2017, 11:33:04 pm
I wonder if Justin knows his lesson has been blocked?  I've seen videos of the actual bands being blocked before, but never someone's lesson.  Not a copyright expert but this doesn't make sense to me - I thought there was some kind of exception for education/training.
Title: Re: BS-624 • Hotel California - The Eagles
Post by: stitch101 on June 04, 2017, 03:33:38 am
Where do you live? I'm in Canada and I can view the lesson.
Title: Re: BS-624 • Hotel California - The Eagles
Post by: hilts17 on June 04, 2017, 10:11:18 am
Where do you live? I'm in Canada and I can view the lesson.

I confirm that it's not blocked in Canada. If you read the comments below the lesson on the actual page, it seems to be a problem with anyone in the States.
Title: Re: BS-624 • Hotel California - The Eagles
Post by: BabyBlue on June 05, 2017, 12:23:56 am
That's me, in the US.  Odd - American band and all that
Title: Re: BS-624 • Hotel California - The Eagles
Post by: Arnold Martinson on January 04, 2018, 05:11:35 am
Justin has his capo on the 7th fret, whereas Don is using the capo on the 5th. Why the difference if using the same chords? Thanks.
Title: Re: BS-624 • Hotel California - The Eagles
Post by: embishop on January 04, 2018, 02:14:32 pm
At ~ 35 seconds into the video Don Felder says they wound up in the key of Bm, which is on the 7th fret (so that would be open chords in the key of Em but capoed at 7). Then at about 43 seconds he says when he plays it live he plays it in Am, so that's why he's got the capo on the 5th fret. He said its better for his voice there. The original recorded version with the Eagles has the capo on the 7th fret, if you check out that one. It therefore just has to do with what's best for the finger (in this case), with Justin playing the original recorded version.

Great song - I should learn it!

Mari (Mary)
Title: Re: BS-624 • Hotel California - The Eagles
Post by: mrfresh on March 15, 2018, 08:28:58 pm
I confirm that it's not blocked in Canada. If you read the comments below the lesson on the actual page, it seems to be a problem with anyone in the States.

Blocked in the UK. Gutted. I just learned as far as the first G chord, went back to the lesson to get the rest of it and it's gone :-(

Is the tab in the Justin Guitar songbook?