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Lesson notes

Certain Kind Of Fool was co-written and sung by founding Eagles-member and bass player Randy Meisner. It appeared as the 6th track on their 2nd studio album ‘Desperado’ (1973).

The arrangement primarily features open chords in the key of D, with a few out of the key, and only one barre chord in the guitar solo.

The lesson will take a look at the signature intro and progression, which has a few differences going from one part to another. The strumming which could be done at the speed of 8’ths but can change occasionally to double time back and forth.

The biggest challenge is the singing and the several syncopated chord changes throughout the arrangement.