#1
Working on some Mayer stuff and run into a couple things new to me:

#1:

--5---------------------
--x---------------------
--5---------------------
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Sometimes it's to be done quickly after another chord. In the above would it be index muting B, middle on D and ring on high E ??

#2

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---------2------2-------
-----6------4-----------
-----4------4-----------
--2---------2-----------


^^^ From Find Another You, a bit tricky for me. I am doing it by barring on 2nd fret and putting middle finger on A and pinky on D, then for the 244--- just keeping the barre and putting ring and pinky on A and D.

Just wanna avoid bad habits, appreciate any help, thx
michael
#2
Look man, let me tell ya... the best way to learn to play ANYTHING by John Mayer is to look at who influenced him. I mean seriously, check out some early Stevie Ray, late Clapton, mid 16th century BB King, and everything by this band http://www.myspace.com/regurgitationmusic
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Todd Calrissian
#4
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In the above would it be index muting B...and ring on high E ??

Yes.

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middle on D

How is D involved?

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I am doing it by barring on 2nd fret and putting middle finger on A and pinky on D, then for the 244--- just keeping the barre and putting ring and pinky on A and D.
That's one of the harder chords to play due to the awkward stretch to fret-6, but you're playing it correctly.

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Look man, let me tell ya... the best way to learn to play ANYTHING by John Mayer is to look at who influenced him.
How odd. I would have thought that the best way to learn to do something would be to do it. Maybe I should practice my 3-point shot by practicing free throws or washing cars; if I do that, maybe I'll be able to make the team as a walk-on next year!
Last edited by bangoodcharlote at Oct 24, 2008,
#5
Ah crap I meant G lol

Thanks folks, and Todd yes I am also starting learn stuff by SRV, King, Hendrix, etc. Their influence is really clear on Mayer, and these guys are my favourites, lotta work ahead of me hehe
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mid 16th century BB King
Am I missing something?
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It's a joke about B.B. King's age.
Oh...I get it. Early, late, old black man. Right.
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#10
Another one:


                   bend 1212 up 1½
-10---------10----12b------------
----13b14---------12b------------
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There's a lot of the 10 then 13b14's quickly before the 10 and then 1212 bend. Which finger(s) to use for that bend? I'm having a tough time bending that much and squeezing two fingers on the fret, and my index if I barre it keeps kinda slipping over the strings as it bends if I try it that way

Thanks again y'all are super helpful!!