Podcast 18 – John Mayer Slow Blues Lesson

In this lesson I want to show you how to play a slow blues lick similar to the intro of John Mayer’s Out of My Mind from the Live in LA concert. This lesson is in the key of D. This lesson was recorded using the Andrews Spectraverb Ibanez TS9, and the Ibanez AD9 Delay. I used the neck pickup on the Strat with the volume on 6. Tone volumes on 10.

Interactive Tab and Backing Track

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To learn more about the raking, vibrato, and other techniques performed in this lesson, check out my Blues Techniques.


  1. Nice guitar stand John.. Looks like you’ve been talking with TXBA!!

  2. I am already an All Access member and would LOVE to see more stuff by John Mayer. As a beginner Slow Dancing in a Burning Room was ambitious but interesting. Thanks for the lick though

  3. Hi John:
    Love it as always… For those of us getting along in years !!!! Any way to enlarge the print when printing the tab ? Don’t see that option and when printed the tab numbering is pretty small to us old guys ( at least this old guy )

    Appreciate it

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