Lyin' Eyes

Learn Lyin’ Eyes by The Eagles.  It’s a classic song using some great techniques; lots to delve into with full practice materials provided. This is an online course over three lessons and suitable for relative beginners to intermediate players.


This is one of many instantly recognisable songs by The Eagles. More information will be added here about the three lessons. The overall objective is simply to teach the essence of this should-know song but also delving into the underlying techniques and know-how to give you the tools to apply to other songs.

The material in this course is based on a live version of this classic country rock song by the Eagles. It features a catalogue of great guitar fills and lead parts by Don Felder and the solid acoustic rhythm playing of Joe Walsh and Glen Frey

Lesson 1 – Introductory/beginner level covering the rhythm parts of the song.

  • learn the chords used in the song,
  • practice and perform a suggested rhythm pattern
  • learn the song form/structure and perform it

Lesson 2 – Beginner/Intermediate level

  • Enhance the rhythm parts by exploring articulation of the strumming part
  • Learn how to play single note runs and double stop runs in the intro part
  • Discuss how to get an appropriate tone on the electric guitar part
  • Perform the song to a backing track with the intro part added

Lesson 3 Intermediate

  • Country scale positions for single note runs
  • Double stop runs and how to perform and articulate them (using pick and finger/hybrid picking) on set parts of the song
  • Perform some or all of the single and double stop runs in the song and switch between rhythm and lead parts as part of this practice

We try to layer these lessons so that we cover off the more straight-forward elements early on and gradually build up to the more complex subjects. The bulk of each lesson is teaching (usually with a minimum number of questions taken along the way) but we dedicate the end slot for Q&A. With the lessons being online, assuming you are on mute, you can play along with our tutor or practise an exercise without interfering with anyone; if the tutor asks, and you’re so inclined, you can go on-screen for one-on-one coaching in front of the group.

We’ve always recognised that the real work takes place after a course and so we provide a comprehensive set of materials for home practice; these vary from course to course. Over and above learning the song(s) our objective is to give you the tools to self-improve.

A comprehensive and detailed PDF for each of the lessons which will contain everything you need for the course and some additional challenges for your own practice sessions.

Audio and video files for jamming through and practicing the pieces on the course. The videos will show close-ups of the fretting hand and the strumming/plucking hand so that you can clearly see what’s going on during the performance of the piece.

During the course we can make short videos of any discussion points any of you may have and add them to the materials if necessary.

Course suitability
This course is for relative beginners-and-above acoustic and electric guitar players up to intermediate level (check out our FAQs’ Skill levels and suitable courses). There’s something for everyone in all our courses and the follow-on materials should help in both practising the song as well as understanding and applying any techniques and relevant theory covered.

Bass players
This course, although not designed for bassists, is a fantastic opportunity for playing and practice. We do provide bass parts on some courses and always offer guidance as we go through the lessons but we don’t formally teach the bass; any interested bassists should contact us beforehand.

Call us for a chat at any time
Whatever level you are, you’ll have lots of takeaways to work on later. If you’d like to go through the course please call or email.

Our courses are not only there to:

  • walk you through you how to play songs
  • demonstrate techniques
  • explain really useful theory

but to also challenge you a little and give you great things to work on in your own time. Don’t expect to nail a whole song or be able to fully use a technique or completely understand a bit of practical theory on the course; be patient and diligently work through the material at home.

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