Slow Dancing in a Burning Room – John Mayer – Acoustic Guitar Lesson – Live Hotel Cafe 1/8/11

Link to the TAB used onscreen

This is an acoustic guitar tutorial based on the live performance at Hotel Cafe on 1/8/11 (thanks to violetskyye for videoing it). The video of that performance can be found here: . I transcribed the piece in Guitar Pro using video and slowed down to pitch audio to check the techniques and hand positions. This tutorial video has onscreen tab with some detailed explanation and slowed down looped parts. I hope you enjoy it. It clocks in at about 33 minutes and covers every part of this version of the song.

With regards to the onscreen tabulature I try to stick closely to it on the video but take some unconscious liberties here and there…

Video Rating: / 5


  1. 23:03 solo/bridge instrumental

  2. Thank you mr.David Eleffson

  3. Zartimus is a gift to John Mayer fans out there…

  4. I never comment on videos… but that guitar makes my soul hurt

  5. Andreas Simanjuntak

    my saviour

  6. Well done, thanks for the lesson and tabs. Takes a while but I got it down on my strat.

  7. This is literally everything that anybody could ask for from a guitar tutorial. Thank you!

  8. You are undoubtedly a good guitar player, but mate…. that guitar just sounds terrible. Splurge and buy yourself something that sounds amazing

  9. Do speak for me plz!!!!

  10. your guitar sounds very blunt..

  11. Theonidas wreckamolis

    @Zartimus Can you make a video of you playing the ful song please. I want to listen to your version on repeat so i can memorise the guitar.

  12. Don't listen to the other people complaining. An intermediate player should be able to understand this video.

  13. thank you for your lessons

  14. Thank you so much !

  15. You are very talented u deserve a better guitar…look into the Gibson j15's..just got one for 999 and I love it

  16. nice video saul goodman

  17. Stuck at the 1st minute, 33 more to go

  18. FreshMeme MyDude

    Well done but you didn't actually teach and went way to fast while not explaining much…

  19. too hard for guitar beginner ;'( sorry

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