Here’s a great beginner to intermediate guitar lesson. Learn how to play Best Of My Love by the Eagles. Use the video looper to help you practice this song. Tabs for Best Of My Love available below.

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Lyrics

Every night
I’m lying in bed
Holdin’ you close in my dreams
Thinkin’ about all the things that we said
And comin’ apart at the seams
We try to talk it over
But the words come out too rough
I know you were tryin’
To give me the best of your love

Beautiful faces
Loud empty places
Look at the way that we live
Wastin’ our time
On cheap talk and wine
Left us so little to give

The same old crowd
Was like a cold dark cloud
That we could never rise above
But here in my heart
I give you the best of my love

Oh, sweet darlin’
You get the best of my love
(You get the best of my love)
Oh, sweet darlin’
You get the best of my love
(You get the best of my love)

I’m goin’ back in time
And it’s a sweet dream
It was a quiet night
And I would be alright
If I could go on sleeping

But every morning’
I wake up and worry
What’s gonna happen today
You see it your way
And I see it mine
But we both see it slippin’ away

You know, we always had each other, baby
I guess that wasn’t enough
Oh oh, but here in my heart
I give you the best of my love
Oh, sweet darlin’
You get the best of my love (the best of my love)
Oh, sweet darlin’
You get the best of my love (the best of my love)
Oh, sweet darlin’
Every night and day
You get the best of my love (the best of my love)
Oh, sweet darlin’ (oh oh)
You get the best of my love (the best of my love)
Oh, sweet darlin’
You get the best of my love
You get the best of my love (the best of my love)
Oh, sweet darlin’
You get the best of my love (the best of my love)
Oh, sweet darlin’

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While playing any video on Guitar Animal, hover over the active video window with your mouse pointer. Or tap on a mobile device. Click the AB Loop button. The button will turn green when activated. Now you can either use the keyboard shortcuts I for in, and O for out, to set your loop points. Or drag the handles to your preferred in and out points. Now the video will loop that segment! Click the A/B loop button again to turn off looping. You can also slow the video down or speed it up. Click the 1x button at the bottom right to select your desired speed.

11 Comments

  1. treyson17

    Trent, This is the BEST lesson on this song, I’ve ever seen!

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  2. treyson17

    Is the G7 a full barre on the first 4 strings using the index finger ?

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    • treyson17

      Regarding the G7 ,Even slowed down it looks like you roll up on it . But, 4 fingers. Slowed down its difficult to see head on. There’s got to be a tip or technique to grab it….and hold it down.

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  3. Trent

    Good morning, I use my index finger to hold strings 1 thru 4 down on this G7, not that easy to do but that is the chord needed here. Just keep practicing on it (hours then more hours), these arrangements are the same as the Eagles are playing so they sound spot on but its not the easiest to play 🙂 Hope that you are enjoying Guitar Animal 🙂

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    • treyson17

      Yes,enjoying and will enjoy the challenge. mastering a 4 finger barre will be huge.:)

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  4. Eric Weston

    Trent, I’m finally approaching “performance ready” (80%) with this song. Appreciate the detail you’ve gone into with the in-depth lesson. This is a beautiful song. As a huge dog lover, I’m grooving to the canine in the background!

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  5. canuppc

    Hi, new member and beginner guitar player here. Love this song and this lesson. I’m working on the first 16 measures, which is the C and F7M chords. My question is primarily about the high E string. On the very first down stroke all of the C chord measures (1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 10, 13 and 14) and the very last up stroke in measure 2 and 14, the tab says not to play the high E string. Similarly, the first down stroke of the F7M chord in measure 3 shows the high E string left unplayed, but played in measure 7, 9, and 15. Lastly, the last upstroke in the F7M measures 3, 4, 7 are not exactly the same (measure 3 includes the D string, measure 4 only the first 3 strings (open), and measures 7, 8, 11, 12 and 15 show the first three strings played, with the G, B held down and the high E open. But in your video, you don’t say anything about any of these minor strum differences. So are you suggesting that while the tab is accurate, these minor strum differences are not critical to playing this song and making it close to the original version? I hope this makes sense and keep up the great work!

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    • Trent

      Hello Canuppc, First off welcome to Guitar Animal, I hope that you are enjoying the site 🙂 Lets get to your question, and great attention to detail on your part by the way. Think of tab as a snap shot of a single performance of music. It is a picture, if you will of a single performance. If we looked at ten different performances of the song by the same band then tabbed each performance we would have ten very different tab sheets as no two performances would ever be exactly the same. That said when showing you guys how to play a song I have to decide on what the tab should be for the song. I do this by looking at many sources of existing music available as well as listening to several performances of the music. From there I watch the artist perform the song in several different videos, finally I decide what is the best sounding and most constant way to play the song and create the tab from there. It is as much art as science so I would tell you to use the tab sheets as a very good guide to learning the songs but do not get stuck on too many details, listen to the sound of what you are playing and go with your ear and what sounds best to you. remember even for the artist, every performance is unique. Hope that this helps, stay tuned Trent 🙂

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      • canuppc

        Thanks Trent!

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  6. kdans

    Hi Trent sounds like a slightly different version of best of my love than the original studio recording. Could it be a live version? The vocals make me think it is and I would like play along if so.
    Thanks, Keith

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    • guitaranimal

      Yes. It was scored from a live version. And sadly that version is no longer available on YouTube.

      Reply

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