Logo
Since 1998
Home > Arts > Music

in Music

Hotel California Bass Tab

A version of the Eagle’s famous slow rock song bass track, which a personal version was transcribed here for you by Fabien Haddadi & Johan Lenoir, being their very first published piece on the Internet, back in 1995.
(Original header)
#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author’s own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song.   You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.#
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
From: HADDADI Fabien, FRANCE
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 95 10:16:08 MET
<Revision>
Revision 09 April 2005 by Fabien Haddadi & Johan Lenoir
[Bass Tabulature]
Hotel California
[WEA]
Music and Lyrics by : Don Felder, Glen Frey & Don Henley
Thanks to the French magazine“Guitar Part” and thanks to my ears,
I wrote this tab which is actually MY version -as I play it-.
	Fabien HADDADI, November 1995
(I didn’t bother myself with a scaled timeline . . . Listen to the real thing!) :-)
Symbols :  g : ghost
	  2/5: slide from 2 up 5
           \ : slide down to . . .    from nowhere
	   b : bend
        (lr) : let ring

beat=72


G  ||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D 4||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A 4||----------------|9---------------|----------------|7---------------|
E  ||7---------------|----------------|5---------------|----------------|

    |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
    |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
    |----------------|5---------------|----------------|----------------|
    |3---------------|----------------|0---------------|2---------------|

    |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
    |12-----14---16--|14------12-11---|11------12--14--|----------------|
    |----------------|----------------|----------------|14--------------|
    |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

    |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
    |----------------|--------12------|----------------|----------------|
    |14------16--17--|12--------------|----------------|----------------|
    |----------------|----------------|12--------------|\2--------------|
                                                                drum + +

(play two verses)
VERSES
   ||--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
   ||------9---------9g9--------g4---|------4---------4---------------|
   ||----9---------9-----9---------0-|----4---------4--g4-------------|
   ||7-7-----------------------------|2-2-----------------2-----------|
drum +       +       +       +        +       +       +       +
    |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
    |------7---------7g7-------------|------2---------2---------------|
    |----7---------7-----7------g5-0-|----2---------2--g2-------------|
    |5-5-----------------------------|0-0-----------------0-----------|

    |--------------------------------|------7---------7---------------|
    |------5---------5g5-------------|----7---------7--g7-0-----------|
    |----5---------5-----5------g5-0-|5-5------------------------g2-0-|
    |3-3-----------------------------|--------------------------------|
                                     >first time                      <
    |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
    |------2---------2g2-------------|------4---------4-------4-------|
    |----2---------2-----2------g2-0-|2-2-4---------4-------4---------|
    |0-0-----------------------------|--------------------------------|

    >second time
    |--------------------------------||
    |------4---------4---------0-2-4-||
    |2-2-4---------4---------4-------||
    |--------------------------------||


CHORUS I (twice)
   ||----------------------------2/--|7---------------7-------7-------|
   ||5---------------5-------5-------|--7-----------7-------7-----7\--|
   ||-5------------5-------5---------|----5---------------------------|
   ||---3----------------------------|--------------------------------|
    >first time                                                       <

    |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
    |4---------------4-------4-------|----------------0-------2---4---|
    |--4-----------4-------4-----4\--|2-------4-----------------------|
    |----2---------------------------|--------------------------------|

    >second time
    |--------------------------------|-------------------------------||
    |2---------------2-------2-------|----4-----------4-------4------||
    |--2-----------2-------2-----2---|--4-----------4-------4--------||
    |----0---------------------------|2------------------------------||

(play 2 verses)


CHORUS II (twice)
   ||----------------------------2/--|7---------------7-------7-------|
   ||5---------------5-------5-------|--7-----------7-------7-----7\--|
   ||-5------------5-------5---------|----5---------------------------|
   ||---3----------------------------|--------------------------------|

    >first time                                                       <
    |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
    |4---------------4b2---------2---|----------------0-------2---4---|
    |--4---------4-4-----------------|2-------4-----------------------|
    |----2---2-----------------------|--------------------------------|

    >second time
    |--------------------------------|-------------------------------||
    |2---------------2-------2-------|4------------------------------||
    |--2-----------2-------2-----2---|-------------------------------||
    |----0---------------------------|-------------------------------||


CODA I

  ||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
  ||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
  ||----------------|9---------------|----------------|7---------------|
  ||7---------------|----------------|5---------------|----------------|

   |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
   |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
   |----------------|5---------------|----------------|----------------|
   |3---------------|----------------|0---------------|2---------------|

   |---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   |------9----------9g9--------g4---|------4---------4----------------|
   |----9----------9-----9---------0-|----4---------4--g4--------------|
   |7-7------------------------------|2-2-----------------2--------10--|

   |---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   |------7----------7g7-------------|------2---------2----------------|
   |----7----------7-----7------g5-0-|----2---------2--g2--------------|
   |5-5------------------------------|0-0-----------------0------------|

   |---------------------------------|------7---------7----------------|
   |------5---------5g5--------------|----7---------7--g7-0------------|
   |----5---------5-----5-------g5-0-|5-5-------------------------g2-0-|
   |3-3------------------------------|---------------------------------|

   |---------------------------------|--------------------------------||
   |------2---------2g2--------------|------4---------4-2-4-----------||
   |----2---------2-----2-------g2-0-|2-2-4---------4-----------------||
   |0-0------------------------------|-----------------------\--------||


CODA II (While guitar solo plays)
(play twice)
   ||--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
   ||------9---------9g9--------g4---|------4---------4---------------|
   ||----9---------9-----9---------0-|----4---------4--g4-------------|
   ||7-7-----------------------------|2-2-----------------2---10\-----|

   |---------------------------------|--------------------------------|
   |------7----------7g7-------------|------2---------2---------------|
   |----7----------7-----7------g5-0-|----2---------2--g2-------------|
   |5-5------------------------------|0-0-----------------0---8\5\----|

   |---------------------------------|------7---------7---------------|
   |------5---------5g5--------------|----7---------7--g7-0-----------|
   |----5---------5-----5-------g5-0-|5-5-----------------------------|
   |3-3------------------------------|------------------------5\------|
                                     >first time                      <
   |---------------------------------|--------------------------------|
   |------2---------2g2--------------|------4---------4-------4-------|
   |----2---------2-----2-------g2-0-|2-2-4---------4-------4---------|
   |0-0------------------------------|--------------------------------|

    >second time

   |--------------------------------||
   |------4---------4-------4---2/--||
   |2-2-4---------4-------4---------||
   |--------------------------------||

   ||--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
   ||9-9(lr)---------9---9-----------|------4-------------4---4\------|
   ||--------------9---9---------9\--|----4-----4-------4--g4---------|
   ||--------7-----------------------|2-2---------2-------------------|

   |---------------------------------|--------------------------------|
   |------7--------------7---7-------|--------------------------------|
   |----7--------------7---7---7\----|------7-----------7-5---7\------|
   |5-5-------5----------------------|0-0-7-----------------7-7\------|

   |---------------------------------|------7---------7---------------|
   |------5---------5g5--------------|----7---------7--g7-0-----------|
   |----5---------5-----5-------g5-0-|5-5---------------------5\------|
   |3-3------------------------------|--------------------------------|

   |---------------------------------|--------------------------------|
   |------2---------2g2--------------|------4---------4-------4-------|
   |----2---------2-----2-------g2-0-|2-2-4---------4-------4---------|
   |0-0------------------------------|----------------------------2/--|

   |---------------------------------|--------------------------------|
   |---------------------------------|--------------------------------|
   |---------------------------------|9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9---9---|
   |7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---7----|--------------------------------|
                            >   >                             >   >
   |---------------------------------|--------------------------------|
   |---------------------------------|--------------------------------|
   |---------------------------------|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---7---|
   |5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---5----|--------------------------------|
                            >   >                             >   >
   |---------------------------------|--------------------------------|
   |5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---5----|--------------------------------|
   |---------------------------------|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---5---|
   |---------------------------------|--------------------------------|
                            >   >                             >   >
   |---------------------------------|--------------------------------|
   |2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---2----|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---4---|
   |---------------------------------|--------------------------------|
   |0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0----|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---2---|
                            >   >                             >   >

   (play once then repeat while fading . . . )
   |---------------------------------|--------------------------------|
   |------9---------9g9---------g4---|------4---------4---------------|
   |----9---------9-----9----------0-|----4---------4--g4-------------|
   |7-7------------------------------|2-2-----------------2---10\-----|

   |---------------------------------|--------------------------------|
   |------7---------7g7--------------|------2---------2---------------|
   |----7---------7-----7-------g5-0-|----2---------2--g2-------------|
   |5-5------------------------------|0-0-----------------0---8\-- ---|

   |---------------------------------|------7---------7---------------|
   |------5---------5g5--------------|----7---------7--g7-0-----------|
   |----5---------5-----5-------g5-0-|5-5-----------------------------|
   |3-3------------------------------|------------------------5\------|

   |---------------------------------|--------------------------------||
   |------2---------2g2--------------|------4---------4-------4-------||
   |----2---------2-----2------g2-0--|2-2-4---------4-------4---------||
   |0-0------------------------------|--------------------------------||
                                                           (FADING . . . )
(1163 views)
created 30 November 1995
revised 14 February 2017 by
Would you accept our confidentiality policy? It is about cookies and personal data...