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(@redpoint)
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Copied from: DMBTabs

The relevant tab is:
e-------------------------------------------------
b-----3------3--------3--------3-----3------------
g-----4------2--------2--------2-----2h4----------
d-----2------2h5p2----2-5p2----2--2--2-----(x2)---
a---3----3---------3---------3--------------------
e-------------------------------------------------

If you want to play it like John you have to finger it like so:

Thumb is on the a string 3rd fret
Index is barring the d and g at 2nd fret
Middle is on the b string at 3rd fret
Ring is on g string at 4th fret
Pinky is taking care of the hammer ons at the 5th fret

Now, for the majority of people this shape is a bitch to play cleanly every time. Just getting your thumb up and over the low E and fretting the a while trying to maintain your reach with the pinky is extremely tough.

My question is: Has anyone here tried to play this? I'm also finding this pretty difficult. The author suggests a 'simple' version, but I'd like to play it the 'correct' way. Does anyone have any other tips?

The tab is here: http://www3.sympatico.ca/g403z/wgeorgia.txt


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(@artlutherie)
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Thumb on the A string? Is this guy high?

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(@biker_jim_uk)
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perhaps he plays in the NBA and has massive hands? ;)


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(@redpoint)
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No, if you watch the Sessions at AOL version with John Mayer it's what he does:
http://claypigeons.net/jukebox/mayerjohn_wg.html

I'm just trying to figure out more details that just 'he does it' :)


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(@twistedlefty)
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i can't get that player to work, i don't have RP but it says it supports windows MP also.

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(@ricola)
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No, if you watch the Sessions at AOL version with John Mayer it's what he does:
http://claypigeons.net/jukebox/mayerjohn_wg.html

I'm just trying to figure out more details that just 'he does it' :)

what a cool sight! thanks for the link... 8)

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(@redpoint)
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Well, it works with Real Player! (in Internet Explorer) for me :)


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(@ricola)
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hmm, works for me on a Mac using Firefox..

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(@artlutherie)
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He is using his thumb. No way in Hades I can do that!!!

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(@redpoint)
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Yeah, I'm wondering if I can stretch or something to slowly be able to get there... it's impossible!


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(@twistedlefty)
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thanx anyway but i won't install RP or QT on my rigs , was just hoping someone had found a way to make it work as advertised on WMP.

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(@97reb)
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Is he playing a "super" slim -tapered neck? or have an extra joint in his fingers?

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(@biker_jim_uk)
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player works for me with RP in IE but not in Firefox
edit: just tried a different song and that uses MP so it appears the encoding is on a song by song basis, ie some are RP some MP


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(@specialk)
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perhaps he plays in the NBA and has massive hands? ;)

Ive heard John Mayer is like 6'4" or something like that

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(@daniel-lioneye)
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I'm by no means short (6'2"), but i cant manage to pull that off. John Mayor must have hands as big as Shaq

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