John Mayer – Slow Dancing In A Burning Room Guitar Lesson

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In this Slow Dancing In A Burning Room guitar lesson video, I will demonstrate how to play all of this John Mayer classic from the amazing opening riff, to the chords and the main solo.

The tuning is standard tuning.

There is some great understated guitar playing on this one. To get the main riff that is heard at the beginning of the song just right, you will need to use some pretty delicate muting and vibrato.

During the verse, pre-chorus and chorus section, John Mayer uses a lot of thumb chords. This can be challenging for many people to do, especially with smaller hands. However, it is pretty essential to the sound since Mayer plays a lot of Hendrix style chord embellishments throughout, and you can’t really perform those with normal barre chord fingerings.

The solo has sort of a laid back vibe, yet is still challenging. He throws a couple of quick licks in there and also towards the end has a very challenging series of quick slides using double-stops.

Hopefully you guys will enjoy this unique guitar challenge! #slowdancinginaburningroomguitarlesson #johnmayer #guitarcovers

Carl…

20 comments

  1. Carl please make a lesson for Ozzy Osbourne's Hellraiser.

  2. Please tell me about your manicures. Do you do it yourself? Do you go to a celebrity manicurist? Nails look great

  3. pls do edge of desire

  4. DEEP PURPLE – SOLDIER OF FORTUNE PLEASE CARL. Though I really appreciate the John Mayer content. 4th consecutive comment on soldier of fortune

  5. Could you please play and show how to play Final Embrace from Primal Fear. I want to learn it .

  6. Hey man, I love your lessons!
    But one thing, I see your cheeks and ears are red, please check blood pressure. Sorry my dad mode kicked in.

  7. That tone tho holy shit

  8. How about Women in Love by VH. It has the most beautiful intro of any song, ever.

  9. Hey Carl, could you please do a tutorial for "If You're Gone" by Matchbox Twenty, it is a beautiful and underrated song and I would love to learn how to play it on guitar. Keep up the great work!

  10. Can you please do a lesson on Alison hell by Annihilator

  11. Can you do phantom lord or jump in the fire please

  12. Will you please do a video on some Guthrie Govan licks? Please. Great Video btw!

  13. David guitar madman

    Great lesson, thanks Carl!!

  14. Hey Carl, Painkiller by Judas Priest would be amazing. I know it's a brutal piece of guitar, but that solo!!!!

  15. Can you make a lesson on a song from quiet riot like party all night, loves a bitch or lets get crazy

  16. Waited for this for such a long time. Thanks!!❤

  17. Juan Carlos Granados

    Please Carl, tell me what kind of pickups are you using in that strat.

  18. Are that guitar’s pickups dimarzio hotrails?

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