John Mayer Megathread

An area to discuss erm... musicians?

Moderator: Capt. Black

Mini Forklift
meble-kuchenne.warszawa.pl

Re: John Mayer Megathread

Post by Mini Forklift »

Marshmallow wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:54 am Speaking of John mayer, Just ordered the chassis for a TR build after the small Marshall build.
Gonna be awesome! Can you please start a new thread for this build?

Marshmallow
Gibson
Posts: 771
Joined: Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:46 am
Location: Auckland/Tokyo
Has liked: 57 times
Been liked: 385 times

Re: John Mayer Megathread

Post by Marshmallow »

Mini Forklift wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:47 pm
Marshmallow wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:54 am Speaking of John mayer, Just ordered the chassis for a TR build after the small Marshall build.
Gonna be awesome! Can you please start a new thread for this build?
Of Course :D
Guitars:
1:) Custom Stratocaster Handmade (Sapele body - Wenge)
2:) Custom Stratocaster Handmade (Sapele/Ash body, Wenge Neck)
3:) (in the process) Custom Telecaster Handmade (Sapele/Ash body, Wenge Neck)
Amps
ODS 2w
ODSR 50w
5e3 Tweedle-D
TR Jm 50 Clone

User avatar
StratMatt
Vintage Post Junkie
Vintage Post Junkie
Posts: 4259
Joined: Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:41 pm
Location: Between a rock and a blues place
Has liked: 417 times
Been liked: 525 times

Re: John Mayer Megathread

Post by StratMatt »

Been properly working on Stop This Train these last few days on a lovely Eastman mini jumbo acoustic I've recently acquired from oleg. I've always just jumbled through it, but it's rewarding to actually get the picking rhythm down the right way. Really nice chords in the chorus.
"It's called music theory, not music fact" - EVH

User avatar
robthemac
Vintage Post Junkie
Vintage Post Junkie
Posts: 1562
Joined: Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:47 pm
Has liked: 558 times
Been liked: 350 times

Re: John Mayer Megathread

Post by robthemac »

StratMatt wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:41 am Been properly working on Stop This Train these last few days on a lovely Eastman mini jumbo acoustic I've recently acquired from oleg. I've always just jumbled through it, but it's rewarding to actually get the picking rhythm down the right way. Really nice chords in the chorus.
I think this song is so under-rated. Also, I recommend thumb and forefinger only with the picking hand. Helped me get the rhythm more consistent.

User avatar
StratMatt
Vintage Post Junkie
Vintage Post Junkie
Posts: 4259
Joined: Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:41 pm
Location: Between a rock and a blues place
Has liked: 417 times
Been liked: 525 times

Re: John Mayer Megathread

Post by StratMatt »

robthemac wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:33 am
StratMatt wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:41 am Been properly working on Stop This Train these last few days on a lovely Eastman mini jumbo acoustic I've recently acquired from oleg. I've always just jumbled through it, but it's rewarding to actually get the picking rhythm down the right way. Really nice chords in the chorus.
I think this song is so under-rated. Also, I recommend thumb and forefinger only with the picking hand. Helped me get the rhythm more consistent.
Yep that's the way to go eh? How about that stretch for the verse chords :?
"It's called music theory, not music fact" - EVH

User avatar
codedog
Vintage Post Junkie
Vintage Post Junkie
Posts: 3572
Joined: Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:44 pm
Location: Christchurch
Has liked: 2247 times
Been liked: 744 times

Re: John Mayer Megathread

Post by codedog »

StratMatt wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:41 am Been properly working on Stop This Train these last few days on a lovely Eastman mini jumbo acoustic I've recently acquired from oleg. I've always just jumbled through it, but it's rewarding to actually get the picking rhythm down the right way. Really nice chords in the chorus.
That's one technique I am still to learn, that rhythmic pluck'n'chuck technique. Love that song too.

User avatar
StratMatt
Vintage Post Junkie
Vintage Post Junkie
Posts: 4259
Joined: Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:41 pm
Location: Between a rock and a blues place
Has liked: 417 times
Been liked: 525 times

Re: John Mayer Megathread

Post by StratMatt »

codedog wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:40 am
StratMatt wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:41 am Been properly working on Stop This Train these last few days on a lovely Eastman mini jumbo acoustic I've recently acquired from oleg. I've always just jumbled through it, but it's rewarding to actually get the picking rhythm down the right way. Really nice chords in the chorus.
That's one technique I am still to learn, that rhythmic pluck'n'chuck technique. Love that song too.
Justin Guitar does a good lesson on it. Once you get it you've basically learnt Who Says, Heart of Life plus some others I'm sure.
"It's called music theory, not music fact" - EVH

User avatar
codedog
Vintage Post Junkie
Vintage Post Junkie
Posts: 3572
Joined: Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:44 pm
Location: Christchurch
Has liked: 2247 times
Been liked: 744 times

Re: John Mayer Megathread

Post by codedog »

StratMatt wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:58 am
codedog wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:40 am
StratMatt wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:41 am Been properly working on Stop This Train these last few days on a lovely Eastman mini jumbo acoustic I've recently acquired from oleg. I've always just jumbled through it, but it's rewarding to actually get the picking rhythm down the right way. Really nice chords in the chorus.
That's one technique I am still to learn, that rhythmic pluck'n'chuck technique. Love that song too.
Justin Guitar does a good lesson on it. Once you get it you've basically learnt Who Says, Heart of Life plus some others I'm sure.
You're right, Mayer uses that technique a lot. I like it. Will check out the lesson you mentioned.

User avatar
jeremyb
Chorus of Organs
Posts: 27910
Joined: Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:03 am
Has liked: 4448 times
Been liked: 2394 times

Re: John Mayer Megathread

Post by jeremyb »

Anyone had a crack at Neon?
#gayerformayer
Slowy wrote: But bullshit and guitars is what we do here. It's all we do here.

User avatar
robthemac
Vintage Post Junkie
Vintage Post Junkie
Posts: 1562
Joined: Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:47 pm
Has liked: 558 times
Been liked: 350 times

Re: John Mayer Megathread

Post by robthemac »

StratMatt wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:35 am
robthemac wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:33 am
StratMatt wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:41 am Been properly working on Stop This Train these last few days on a lovely Eastman mini jumbo acoustic I've recently acquired from oleg. I've always just jumbled through it, but it's rewarding to actually get the picking rhythm down the right way. Really nice chords in the chorus.
I think this song is so under-rated. Also, I recommend thumb and forefinger only with the picking hand. Helped me get the rhythm more consistent.
Yep that's the way to go eh? How about that stretch for the verse chords :?
Doesn't help to have the hands of a ten-year old girl.

User avatar
StratMatt
Vintage Post Junkie
Vintage Post Junkie
Posts: 4259
Joined: Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:41 pm
Location: Between a rock and a blues place
Has liked: 417 times
Been liked: 525 times

Re: John Mayer Megathread

Post by StratMatt »

jeremyb wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:37 am Anyone had a crack at Neon?
Too hard :rofl: for now...
"It's called music theory, not music fact" - EVH

User avatar
robthemac
Vintage Post Junkie
Vintage Post Junkie
Posts: 1562
Joined: Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:47 pm
Has liked: 558 times
Been liked: 350 times

Re: John Mayer Megathread

Post by robthemac »

jeremyb wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:37 am Anyone had a crack at Neon?

I've got all the notes down, but can't get the rhythmic slapping down. It's beastly.

User avatar
jeremyb
Chorus of Organs
Posts: 27910
Joined: Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:03 am
Has liked: 4448 times
Been liked: 2394 times

Re: John Mayer Megathread

Post by jeremyb »

robthemac wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:22 pm
jeremyb wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:37 am Anyone had a crack at Neon?

I've got all the notes down, but can't get the rhythmic slapping down. It's beastly.
And THEN you have to try singing it at the same time, the man is incredible!
#gayerformayer
Slowy wrote: But bullshit and guitars is what we do here. It's all we do here.

JohnG
Ashton
Ashton
Posts: 107
Joined: Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:05 pm
Has liked: 2 times
Been liked: 10 times

Re: John Mayer Megathread

Post by JohnG »

Insane Solo on Slow Dancing:


User avatar
werdna
Vintage Post Junkie
Vintage Post Junkie
Posts: 1838
Joined: Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:16 am
Has liked: 446 times
Been liked: 315 times

Re: John Mayer Megathread

Post by werdna »

His new PRS is his mid life crisis. In 10 years he'll be back on a ratty old strat.

Post Reply