#1
HI!


I'm trying to learn John mayer - Free fallin

and the tabs show

|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|--3---------------3-3--2-------2^3-----------3^2-0~--0-3--2--|
|-----2------------2-2--2-------2^4---------2-----------2-----|
|--0----0---------------2-----2-------2----0------0~--0----2--|
|-----------------------0---0-------0----------------------0--|
|----------0--3----3-2------------------2---------3~--3-2-----|

What does 2^3 mean in this song? I haven't been playing guitar for so long
2^4
But I love THIS SONG!

Please help =)

Sorry for my english!
#3
No. Thats a bend. 2^3 means you bend the 2nd fret up one half-note (so the pitch is the same as the 3rd fret)

A hammer on would typically look like this : 2h3

Hammer ons are pretty much exclusive to single notes. Not chords or double-stops. A simple slide is much easier to execute and has a similar sound.
Last edited by Concat at Jul 23, 2010,
#4
Quote by Concat
No. Thats a bend. 2^3 means you bend the 2nd fret up one half-note (so the pitch is the same as the 3rd fret)

A hammer on would typically look like this : 2h3

Hammer ons are pretty much exclusive to single notes. Not chords or double-stops. A simple slide it's much easier to execute and has a similar sound.
No. It's a hammer-on. That would be an outrageously impractical bend.

Edit: I'm talking about the double stop.

Plus if you listen to the song, it's definitely not a bend.
Only play what you hear. If you don’t hear anything, don’t play anything.
-Chick Corea
Last edited by food1010 at Jul 23, 2010,
#6
Hmmm... Well I just googled and:

"Bends
b , ^ , ( ) = Bends are shown in many different symbols. The b and ^ are common symbols used for bends."

But yeah, I don't know the song, and I see "3^2" which is impossible if it's a bend. I guess that would be a pull off.
Last edited by Concat at Jul 23, 2010,
#7
Quote by Concat
Hmmm... Well I just googled and:

"Bends
b , ^ , ( ) = Bends are shown in many different symbols. The b and ^ are common symbols used for bends."

But yeah, I don't know the song, and I see "3^2" which is impossible if it's a bend. I guess that would be a pull off.
Yeah I totally understand where you're coming from. But some people use the ^ to indicate hammer-ons and pull-offs. May not be correct, but they do it.
Only play what you hear. If you don’t hear anything, don’t play anything.
-Chick Corea
#8
Is there any video of somone playing the song??

I can't find one, only other versions of the song!

thanks!
#9
Several on YouTube and elsewhere though they all look like different takes on the VH1 (I think performance of the cover)... Look up the original too by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.. where it all started.