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Lesson notes

I Can’t Tell You Why is a song by the Eagles and appears on their 1979 album ‘The Long Run’. It features bass player Timothy B. Schmit on vocals who also co-wrote it.

This lesson shows a way to accompany yourself when it’s just you and your guitar.

It teaches the song in the key of Am (Capo II), instead of Bm as done on the original recording. Personally I prefer the sound of open chords, and it makes the arrangement easier for most other guitar players.

We take a look at the progression, the chords, the strumming and the main signature fill.