johnMayer

How to play
"Neon"
on guitar

Get Tuned:

This song is in drop C tuning - C A D G B E

You can actually find a tab online that John Mayer wrote out himself. I think he made a mistake in the verse ;)

One thing to note is that I don't have very large thumbs, so, I've modified the way that I play this. The notes and rhythms are all the same, but the way that some of the chords are voiced (especially regarding chords using that low C string) are slightly different to accommodate my thumb.

Verse

Here is the main groove. The way I play it on top, and the way he plays it beneath:

Fretted with the thumb= ^
e[----------------------------------------------------------]
b[--8----------------4----------------4-------9-------------]
g[----10-----------3----------------3---3----8------------12]
d[----------0----3------5---6-----6---------8-------10-12---](repeat 6x)
a[----------------------------------------------------------]
c[0-------0----3----------0-----5--------8------10----------]
               ^                         ^       

e[---------------------------------------------------------]
b[--8-----------------4-----------------4---------9-------8]
g[----10------------3-----------------3---3------8-------7-]
d[-----------0----3------5---6------6-----------8------10--](repeat 6x)
a[---------------------------------------------------------]
c[0--------0----3----------0------5----------8------10-----]
                ^                 ^          ^      ^   
				

Pre-Chorus

  [  first time |        second time         ]
 e[-------------|------------------------4---]
 b[-------------|------------------------4---]
 g[--12--12--10-|--12--12--10---12--12---5---]
 d[--10--10--8--|--10--10--8----10--10---6---]
 a[-------------|----------------------------]
 c[--8---7---6--|--8---7---6----8---7--------]
				
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Chorus

 [   repeat 3x  |           ]
e[--------------|-----------]
b[---4---6---4--|---11--9---]
g[---3---5---3--|---10--8---]
d[---6---8---5--|---10--8---]
a[-----------3--|-----------]
e[---5---7------|---10--8---]				

Bridge

 [  repeat 2x    |                          Good Luck ;)      ]
e[---------------|--------------------------------------------]
b[---4--6--7--9--|--4--6--7-----------------------------------]
g[---3--5--6--8--|--3--5--6---9-9--------8--------8-------7---]
d[---6--8--9--11-|--6--8--9---9-9--------8--------8-------8---]
a[---------------|--------------------------------------------]
c[---5--7--8--10-|--5--7--8------------0----0h7-7---0h9-9-----]
				

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