Hotel California by Eagles is an iconic bass line.
Most of it is made up from the simplest of notes - a root, 5th, and octave. How can something so simple sound so good??
I think the answer lies, in part, down to infectious rhythms and a great groove.
In this lesson, you're going to learn the two main sections as well as:
- how to memorise the line
- the song structure
- how to make up your own fills
- what makes this such a great bass line
You might first want to look at this arpeggio exercise based on one of the chord progressions from Hotel California:
Hotel California Bass Guitar Cover
Before we get into the lesson, here's my cover of Hotel California. I kept things similar to the original but did add in a couple of my own touches - something I might do on a gig.
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