EXAMPLE5 Don Felder Style Acoustic
In a similar style to the 12-string arpeggios that were the starting point of Hotel California, this descending chord pattern keeps to a strict melodic and rhythmic pattern that makes it easy to arrange other parts around. This recording features a higher ‘harmony’ part, as you will hear. To play this yourself, run through exactly the same chords, but start the picking pattern from the adjacent string; so start from the fourth string rather than the fifth on the E minor, then carry this approach through all the other chords. This and the capo trick are all part of The Eagles’ simple but effective song structuring.