Neon – John Mayer (Songs Guitar Lesson ST-328) How to play

This guitar lesson will take you through the intro, clarification and most importantly the picking hand fingerpicking patterns which I reckon are the key to getting this right. Then we’ll check out the rest of the tune for both acoustic and electric versions, maybe not completely fully, but close.Taught by Justin Sandercoe. Full support at the justinguitar web site where you will find hundreds of lessons on a wide range of subjects, and all the scales and chords that you will ever need! There is a fantastic forum too to get help, no matter what the problem. And it is all really free, no bull. No try out lessons, no memberships, no free ebook. Just tons of fantastic lessons :) To get help with this lesson (and for further info and tabs), find the Lesson ID in the video title (like ST-667 or whatever) and then look it up on the Lesson Index page of Have fun .


  1. lamboga89 says:

    you have a two rock too?

  2. halufy says:

    how does he that clicking noise at 7:19 ??? plzz help

  3. yatah says:

    Is that a fender bassman ltd reissue in the social class?

  4. andygee2011 says:

    Absolute quality mate. God my thumb hurts!

  5. rockstarbabyeah says:

    he looks like norm mccdonald

  6. okamasphere says:

    I like players who use their thumb to fret the low string, but, god cursed me with a hitchhikers thumb. I can bent it backwards, parallel to the ground, but I can’t bend the tip of it forward more than 45 degrees. And you need to bend it at smallest amount 80 degrees to pull off those gnarly thumb barres.

  7. blakmagik4 says:

    Ha ha! “Tins of Foster!” I hadn’t scrolled down and was like “what are this Foster Tins? Is this some new overdrive? I must be out of the loop.” nice one.

  8. insanemaggot11 says:

    the whole guitar is in standard and the low E string is tuned down to C.

  9. rhcpkzi says:

    what tuning is this in?

  10. dbzdenny says:

    fantastic fantastic job brother ….. lot of work has gone into this … u r a very excellent teacher …!

  11. DFMerlino says:

    hey justin. fantastic playing and once again a fantastic lesson! im just unusual on what mic ur using to record this because the audio is very excellent!

  12. jaja11277 says:

    This is so hard i give up jaj

  13. Alexooodude says:

    You should try John Mayer Who do you reckon I was:D

  14. Eman619 says:

    I reckon this song is making my picking hand buff o.o

  15. SuperHarvestMan says:

    Fantastic lesson Justin. It feels more natural for me to use all of my fingers on my right hand for the picking try out, as opposed to just my thumb and index. Should I still make the effort to learn it just with the thumb and index? cheers bud

  16. soulere says:

    hi justin, only two fingers with right hand?thanks, sorry but my english.

  17. zachisebi says:

    Thank you very much for this incredible lesson! First one which covers the right hand motion properly. I’m sure John is a pig ;-)

  18. 0000jeroen says:

    This one really helped me out! Thanks mate!

  19. Ferankrum says:

    Very helpful, thanks

  20. akiddya says:

    Hi Justin,
    Thank you for this video, it’s an incredible song and a very, very useful lesson! One of those pieces that gives you a huge sense of acomplishment after getting that flow (and chords!) Got the intro down, now back for the rest of the progressions! Keep up the fantastic work!

  21. aXmaniXa says:

    Fantastic vid tutorial just wondering whith the part when it goes “she comes and she goes” whats the fiddle with picking for acoustic?

  22. edwebo says:

    fantastic tutorial, and a fantastic song choice. I’m practising heaps. It doesn’t really resemble a tune yet, but I’m getting there.

    I have one question about the song in general: Are the exceptions to the try out you first describe in a try out themselves? I.e., do I have to learn each individual exception or is there some other slightly larger picture try out that I’ll end up finding?

    Hopefully that wasn’t too confusing. Thanks again!

  23. ThePapaDillz says:

    fantastic lesson..i can finally play this thanks to you!

  24. BIROJAMES says:

    fantastic lesson !!

  25. justinthelee says:

    I should pay you for doing this, thank you so much Justin. I’m glad that I was born with the name ‘Justin’ just because you’re Justin…Once again, thank you so much JS!

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