A step-by-step guide to unlocking some of John Mayer's signature acoustic guitar techniques.

Intermediate

Beginner

  • Learn to add percussive drum-like sounds to your playing.
  • Combine folk and modern fingerstyle techniques together for a full-band sound.
  • Blend classic rhythm and blues guitar styles with pop sensibilities.
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John Mayer's acoustic guitar techniques have wowed audiences ever since he first arrived on the music scene. From his unshakeable groove and tough chord stretches to the unique combinations of techniques in his strumming hand, Mayer has challenged the guitar community with a whole new vocabulary for rhythm guitar.

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Many say that Cream was Clapton's peak. Here's a quick guide to how to get some of Slowhand's most esteemed licks under your hands.

Intermediate

Intermediate

● Discover blues rock rhythms and how to get a huge sound even when you're in a trio.

● Unlock some of Clapton's signature lead guitar techniques.

● Learn to use a wah pedal to get psychedelic sounds.

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When it comes to Eric Clapton's guitar style, there is no shortage of masterful guitar techniques to dive into and study. In this article we'll focus specifically on his guitar style during the mid- to late-'60s around the formation of the band Cream.

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