John Mayer is the modern day guitar hero, and as students, we have a lot we can learn from this guitar master. John Mayer combines his blues guitar playing roots, with a love for well-written pop music to create unique and perfectly produced albums that have crossed the divide between 'guitar music' and popular music. In our Song Jukebox section, we break down a range of his songs and learn how to play them like John Mayer!
This 80's inspired track is a beautiful meld of John Mayer's mastery of various genres. The track consists of a 4 chord loop, some funky picking parts and chord grooves, escalating to a really tasteful and beautifully played guitar solo. This track has everything, and in this guitar lesson Dan breaks it all down for you!
This song is a real masterpiece from his album Continuum. The song, for the most part, just features two chords and some beautiful guitar parts. As we hit the chorus, we look at the intricate chord shapes and the theory behind the changes. Thomas walks you through every aspect of this song in two videos, so get ready to learn!
Slow Dancing In A Burning Room
For us here at YGA, this song is the stand out track from the album Continuum by John Mayer. It simply has everything. Great melodic riffs, cool chords, the Hendrix style approach and a fantastic guitar solo. Thomas walks you through the whole thing bit by bit!
This classic John Mayer track from the album Continuum has an awesome guitar riff that is a must learn for any Mayer fans. Simone takes you through the main section, the groove and guitar solo for the track to ensure you have every part learnt!
Who Did You Think I Was
This is the title track for the album Trio, which is three of the best blues rock musicians of the day, jamming some outrageous blues rock! John Mayer really comes alive in this album with the raw guitar sound and some amazing guitar licks. It's perfect for learning how to get that chunky sound on the guitar.
This is a great track for beginners looking to get a little bot of the John Mayer bug! As we have come to expect from John Mayer, even the 'easy' tracks have got some complicated bits, so watch out for a couple of fancy chord shapes!
Still Feel Like Your Man
This track from the album "The Search For Everything" is a standout Mayer classic! For the guitar parts we use a combination of pretty cool chord shapes, including some chords you may not have attempted before (A7sus4 and A6 being the standout shapes that define the song). It's a great track to learn for your strumming hand as well, with a consistent 16th note vibe throughout. Enjoy!