what a treat it was for Grateful Dead fans when Dead & Co started playing this awesome song. This allowed John Mayer to stretch out a little bit... first, with his tasty interpretation of Jerry Garcia's short middle solo ... and later with a blistering ride-out solo at the end... that he builds slowly, leading up to a stinging climax ... with literally dozens of cool blues licks and bends played like no one else can ...
the most comprehensive and detailed breakdown of John Mayer's lead guitar playing you will find anywhere! ... includes scrolling on screen TAB for all 21 licks!
featuring over 100 minutes of content! ... learn a lick or two ... or learn them all ... with detailed, slow motion tutorials and on-screen TAB, this lesson makes it all simple ... you will be able to take Mayer's licks and techniques and immediately apply them to your own playing, and use them on hundreds of other songs ...
also includes the original intro trailer that was banned from youtube ...
Track Listing and Performance Notes ...
3:11 - carlo plays full solo 1 with backing track
3:52 - Solo 1 - Lick 1- part 1
6:05 - Solo 1 - Lick 1 - (parts 2 and 3)
9:32 - Solo 1 - Lick 2
10:57 - Solo 1 - Lick 3
12:47 - Solo 1 - Lick 4
14:45 - Solo 1 - Lick 5
15:37 - Solo 1 - carlo plays full solo acapella
16:18 - Solo 1 - carlo plays full solo w "backing track"
17:00 - Solo 2 - the "melody licks" Mayer plays before the solo starts - adapted from original Jerry Garcia melody lick
21:02 - observations on Mayer's fingering and solo technique
22:03 - Solo 2 - Lick 1
26:03 - Solo 2 - Lick 2
30:13 - Solo 2 - Lick 3
32:42 - Solo 2 - Licks 1 + 2 + 3 together
33:10 - Solo 2 - Lick 4 - play through of the lick
34:03 - Solo 2 - Lick 4 - observations on the little "stab" note he plays
34:50 - Solo 2 - Lick 4
30:06 - Solo 2 - Lick 5 - part 1
46:27 - Solo 2 - Lick 5 - (part 2)
51:51 - Solo 2 - Lick 6 - part 1
52:45 - Solo 2 - Lick 6 - (part 2)
54:06 - Solo 2 - Lick 6 - (part 3)
55:37 - Solo 2 - Lick 6 - (part 4)
59:36 - Solo 2 - Lick 7 - part 1
1:03:15 - Solo 2 - Lick 7 - (part 2)
1:06:03 - Solo 2 - Lick 8 - part 1
1:08:55 - Solo 2 - Lick 8 - (part 2)
1:11:51 - Solo 2 - Lick 9
1:17:12 - Solo 2 - Lick 10 - part 1
1:19:46 - Solo 2 - Lick 10 - (part 2)
1:21:54 - Solo 2 - Lick 10 - (part 3)
1:27:26 - Solo 2 - Lick 10 - full lick - slowed down
1:27:44 - Solo 2 - Lick 10 - full lick - normal speed
1:28:05 - Solo 2 - Lick 11
1:30:06 - Solo 2 - Lick 12
1:31:50 - Solo 2 - Lick 13
1:35:07 - Solo 2 - Lick 14
1:38:50 - Solo 2 - Lick 15
Performance Notes -
Mayer bends lot of notes with his FIRST finger, which you almost never see! He also has huge hands and a long reach, but doesn't take advantage of this, as he doesn't use his pinky at all when he solos!
He has awesome vibrato, but as a result, he must keep his other fingers way far from the fretboard, or he would be banging all the other strings with them all the time ... this is normally considered terrible technique, but it doesn't seem to effect his playing negatively at all.
In addition, Mayer does not use a pick!
He is truly a great player in so many ways! many of these licks contain 2 or 3 little licks put together... each little lick excellent in it's own way. so there are actually a lot more than 20 licks in this lesson.
pick your favorite licks to learn, or just learn them all ... until you can play the entire "ride-out" solo in real-time right along with Mayer! ... it is challenging and fun! ... a few of his licks are totally stunning ... he doesn't try to hot-dog it or anything... he is most patient ... and then pounces like a cat... he just consistently plays pure, awesome licks... and always with such sweet tone and feel! ... you can apply these licks to lots of other songs, as well ... fast, or slow... blues, or rock...
the guitar wizard
Carlo Zakers has been analyzing and playing Grateful Dead music for over 40 years ...
Carlo played in one of midwest's premier grateful dead cover bands, Perfunctory This Band, since 1987
this experience gives Carlo an insight into grateful dead music that few others would experience ... Carlo's TABS are some of the most thorough, and complete TABs you will find anywhere
Carlo has been creating video guitar lessons since 2015 ... his lessons some of the most detailed and thorough you will find anywhere.
many lesson websites would break each one of Carlo's lessons into 10 or 20 small lessons, and sell each section for $10 - $20 apiece
Carlo's lessons always includes helpful tips and exercises to help make playing everything very simple until it becomes second nature
Carlo also teaches and plays all styles... southern rock... classic rock ... country ... metal ...
you will find many other guitar lessons on carlos youtube page ... https://www.youtube.com/c/CarloZakers
private lessons available ...
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