In this guitar lesson, we look at how to play Hotel California by The Eagles. Here I demonstrate the easy(ish) way to play the song with a capo at 2nd fret.
This song can be played with a capo at 7th fret with different chords, which sounds more accurate to the record.
Watch Andy's tutorial for the 'as the record' version here
Hotel California - acoustic guitar tutorial (capo 2nd fret)
Strumming Pattern (covered in the video at 9:30)
Easier patterns for beginners.
You can also try adding a little up strum as shown. This technically makes it a 16th strumming pattern which is hard! But I’ve found some people can do it at this level, so give it a go!
Hotel California - original recording