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Lesson notes

Wasted Time is the 4th track of The Eagles’ 1976 Hotel California album. It truly shows their versatility, and that they were far more than a one-trick pony group.

This lesson teaches a fingerstyle/strumming arrangement in the key of C.

We take a look at all the chords, which include several chords out of the key, many different inversions, and a couple of tricky stretches are in there too.

We break down a few fingerpicking patterns, even though it’s encouraged to never play it the same way twice, so to speak. As for the strumming, just keep it simple.

In the end, the focus should be on expressing the emotions of the song.