Make Your Acoustic Rhythm Playing Interesting! Part 7 - Mayer Right Hand Rhythm Slap

In part 7 we look at the acoustic guitar rhythm style of John Mayer. Love him or hate him, this is a great technique to add to your acoustic guitar playing!.

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Make Your Acoustic Rhythm Playing Interesting! Part 7 - Mayer Right Hand Rhythm Slap
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In part 7 we look at the acoustic guitar rhythm style of John Mayer. Love him or hate him, this is a great technique to add to your acoustic guitar playing!Obviously John Mayer isn't the first and only person ever to use this technique. He is just the player I am most familiar with using it.

This lesson follows on from previous lessons (in particular part 1,2 & 4) so if something doesn't make sense then feel free to review at the links below

Part 1 - Adding a Bassline

Part 2 - Adding a Bassline Advanced

Part 3 - Carter Picking

Part 4 - Fingerpicking

Part 5 - Travis Picking

Part 6 - Bossa Nova

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Here are the tabs for today's lesson;

Hope you enjoy! Do comment to let me know how you are getting on or to ask any questions.

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    Lcollins1
    Just as a side note. I'm not selling anything here and I'm doing this purely because I want to help people learn in areas they might be stuck on. If you do downvote, please give me some feedback around what you didn't like. I want these lessons to be the best they can be. Thank you!
    macatom
    I can't believe anyone is downvoting these lessons.  They're really well thought out and professionally put together; not to mention they are building up into a mega-useful pack for anyone wanting to learn some more advance acoustic techniques. As someone who is a long-time electric player, this is exactly the type of series of little primers that I need to delve into some of these acoustic-centric techniques. Please don't be put off by the morons, I wonder if some people get their jollies out of randomly hating things on the internet Keep up the good work! PS - one piece of constructive feedback is that I'd certainly appreciate a link to a PDF version of the tabs.  They're really well presented but if I could get them out of my browser it would allow me to go full screen without losing resolution.
    Lcollins1
    Thank you for your kind words! If you go through to the Facebook page you can save high quality jpegs of the tabs. I have them all on PDF so I will find somewhere to host it and when I do I will let you know! Thanks again :
    macatom
    Fantastic, thanks!! I'm saving those jpgs from the page now and they look great so don't worry about the PDFs... although might be a good idea going forward. Cheers!
    LittleMartin549
    Thanks so much for the great lesson! A bit late finding it, but better late than never. I have actually played Who Says before, but didn't know quite how to do the slaps so kinda just omitted them, but it didn't have the same style or groove to it. Just tried it after practicing the slaps for a bit, and I love how much better it sounds!
    Lcollins1
    No problem at all, I did the exact same thing! I taught someone 'Who Says' without the slaps and then had to go back a few weeks later and re-teach it as I'd stumbled across a live video! Just remember to go nice and slow and eventually you'll end up adding the slaps to everything. Then the trick is saving it so that you don't overdo it haha