In this video, Don Felder talks about, and demonstrates, licks from the famed Eagles song “Hotel California.”
It’s a real shame the way Frey and Henley did this guy. He wrote the
biggest hit ever for the Eagles and they wanted to pay him less than they
were getting? I mean, Jesus, you can argue who’s the bigger star but this
was a group and without Felder they wouldn’t have had Hotel California.
Besides, haven’t Frey and Henley made enough money already? They just come
off looking like greedy, pompous aholes.?
Wow, that’s precisely the top that I dream of on a LP. The book matching is
just so right. After seeing this I took a look at Gibson’s page and their
‘Don Felder’ model and the top is crap – the same figuring you get on a
sheet of three-ply. So I assume the guitar Don is using in this video is
not one of those. ?
Just plainly KICKS ASS….GREAT GREAT solo…..can any of you even imagine
coming up with that….so damn iconic.?
The thing that creates Don from most guitar players is creativity.
Shredders and scale players are a dime a dozen.
I read his book and while he was very candid about a lot of the BS from
Frey and Henley, he was very professional and gentlemanly about it. Way to
go Don. You don’t have to worry about your legacy, anybody can see how much
your talents brought to Eagles’ music.?
He plays the solo a lot differently than the original recording but I guess
this is his take on it. I personally prefer the original, this version
doesn’t add much as it does take away. Their live version from ’77 actually
makes for a great “new” rendition of the solo.?
greatest rock song and greatest rock solo of all time?
This is impressive, some say he was the most talented player in the Eagles
…. can’t say he tops Joe Walsh…. but Don is certainly his peer ….
doesn’t surprise me that he uses a capo at the 5th?
Wonderful stuff – who ever thought they’d hear this played by Felder
himself in isolation and in crystal clear quality. This helps us to
appreciate the creativity and musicianship that Felder brought to the
How does anyone thumb this down WTF? AWESOME solo?
Band politics aside, you gotta recognise the Eagles for providing the world
with some of the most iconic of tracks ever laid down, and live
performances so perfect that you are left astounded by their
Thank you Mr Felder for sharing this, your gift to all us wannabe
Now to get some more practice in, to get that unforgettable solo down pat.
Hope you have something similar for that gem of perfection, New Kid In
Town, my favourite track of all time. ?
That is a ’90s Historic LP. I think it’s one from ’98? ’97??
Can someone please tell me the intro chord progression? Just name the
chords or write the tab? There’s so many different versions on the internet
and this is obviously the mostly original way of playing it but there’s no
tab or chords to help learn for beginners… any help would be awsome!?
It is a shame that all the guys from the Eagles have to be so greedy and
childish. FREY & HENLEY. You assholes have so much to give to humanity ,but
you are all letting it slide because of greed and egos. You all ain’t dead
yet. Do something good you douchebags. A fan. Don F is a gift. Thank
i think Don Felder and David Gilmour are my favorite lead guitarists. They
play so precisely, wringing every nuance out of every note. Nothing wasted,
nothing sloppy, just music of pure emotion from the heart. And man, can
they bend notes!?
thanks for sharing Don, not the biggest Les Paul fan, but dang,
that tone rips, if only I had several thousand bucks lying around,
you’ve sold me?
wow who better to learn from!!! great video.?
thanks , one of very few to give a lesson of their own music, loved it . a
I read an interview with Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, on a website about
“the stories behind the songs”, in which he stated that since chord
progressions are mathematical, the Eagles were bound to hit on “We Used to
Know” for parts of “Hotel California”, although the songs are nothing
When he wrote if??
Saw Don play at Casino Niagara a couple of years ago, and when he tore into
this solo it brought tears to my eyes. Flawless. Every note placed where it
was meant to be. This is where Slash got his phrasing. Thanks Don for this
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