Hotel California Intro 54bpm
Hotel California Ukulele Chords Tab – ‘Hotel California’ is perhaps one of the greatest song intros of all time! The original version is played on a 12 string guitar with other multiple guitar overdubs. The distinctive chord sequence works very well fingerpicked on the Uke.
The Bm involves barring the first three strings at the second fret with the first finger while the third finger holds done the 4th string at the fourth fret. This allows the 4th finger to play the following notes at 4th and 5th frets on the 1st string.
Fingering the A chord with 1st and 2nd fingers enables the 3rd and 4th to extend the melody while letting the chord ring on.
With the same approach to the G chord as the Bm (barring strings the first three strings and using the second finger to play the 3rd fret) it is also possible to hold down the chord and play the extended notes on the first string.
The second F#7 is a different chord shape than the first to incorporate more closely the harmony of the original.
Listen to the original here!
Hotel California Ukulele Chords Tab PDF