Starts in

Live event with Aaron Marshall is starting soon. Get your free seat and join us.

Join Us and Get Your Free Seat

John Mayer Acoustic Techniques (Guitar Lesson)


What are you waiting for? Get your membership now!
Rich Nibbe

John Mayer Acoustic Techniques

Rich Nibbe explores the acoustic guitar's role in John Mayer's playing. Learn about alternate tunings, open strings, moving chord shapes and more.

Taught by Rich Nibbe in Style of John Mayer seriesLength: 17:12Difficulty: 2.0 of 5


Video Subtitles / Captions


Member Comments about this Lesson

Discussions with our instructors are just one of the many benefits of becoming a member of JamPlay.


nicolas krakennicolas kraken replied on January 25th, 2015

Such an amazing lesson. This is exactly what I am looking for!! I would love an "in the style of Ryan Adams" done by Rich. Can anyone direct me to more acoustic guitar lessons in this kinda style on jamplay? I am looking for acoustic pop/rock that goes beyond strumming chords - exactly like this lesson.

KorrunKorrun replied on June 9th, 2014

The tab for scene 3 is wrong. Should be an F# over the C chord. Beautiful guitar parts. Thanks!

AaronMillerAaronMiller replied on June 10th, 2014

Thanks! I'll look into getting this fixed.

jpbluestringjpbluestring replied on June 8th, 2013

Great lesson Rich - Clear instructions and very nice playing. Thanks

iammusicmaniammusicman replied on June 6th, 2013

can definitely hear neon in this :D

Style of John Mayer

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

Explore the unique style and techniques of John Mayer.



Lesson 1

Introduction to John Mayer

Rich Nibbe and JamPlay are proud to present another "In the style of" series, this time featuring the one and only John Mayer. This introductory lesson dives right in, taking a look at soloing ideas, percussive...

Length: 16:21 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 2

Pentatonic Scale

Rich Nibbe takes a look at how you can apply the pentatonic scale in the style of John Mayer into your playing.

Length: 15:13 Difficulty: 2.0 FREE
Lesson 3

Sixth Intervals

Rich Nibbe demonstrates how John Mayer adds interest to his playing by adding sixth intervals.

Length: 8:06 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 4

John Mayer Acoustic Techniques

Rich Nibbe explores the acoustic guitar's role in John Mayer's playing. Learn about alternate tunings, open strings, moving chord shapes and more.

Length: 17:12 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 5

Licks and Influences

Rich Nibbe takes a took at a variety of licks in the style of John Mayer and the artists he was likely inspired by.

Length: 7:04 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 6

John Mayer Inspired Track Part 1

Rich Nibbe plays a super catchy John Mayer inspired track. Then, he dissects each section in the following two lessons. In part one, you will learn the intro, verse, and chorus.

Length: 15:39 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 7

John Mayer Inspired Track Part 2

In part two, Rich Nibbe takes a close look at the leads on the John Mayer inspired track you heard in part one.

Length: 11:15 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only

About Rich Nibbe View Full Biography Rich grew up in Southern California and lived life on the beach for most of his life. Wanting to do something fun for a living he pursued guitar as a career. After graduating from Berklee College of Music, Rich spent time teaching and understanding how to have a voice through the instrument. Gradually work and travel started to pick up which lead to a decade and a half on the road and in the studio. He has had the privilege of working with artists like Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Allison Krauss and Tommy Walker.

Rich grew up in Southern California and lived life on the beach for most of his life. Wanting to do something fun for a living he pursued guitar as a career. After graduating from Berklee College of Music, Rich spent time teaching and understanding how to have a voice through the instrument. Gradually work and travel started to pick up which lead to a decade and a half on the road and in the studio. He has had the privilege of working with artists like Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Allison Krauss and Tommy Walker.

Rich has also done sessions and led clinics all over world, including session work in South Korea.

Rich currently lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with his wife and two boys.

Acoustic Guitar Lessons

Our acoustic guitar lessons are taught by qualified instructors with various backgrounds with the instrument.


Trace Bundy Trace Bundy

Trace Bundy talks about the different ways you can use multiple capos to enhance your playing.

Free LessonSeries Details
Dave Yauk Dave Yauk

Learn a simple mini song that illustrates just how intertwined scales and chords really are. Dave uses a G chord paired...

Free LessonSeries Details
Calum Graham Calum Graham

Award winning, Canadian fingerstyle guitarist Calum Graham introduces his Jamplay Artist Series, which aims to transform...

Free LessonSeries Details
Don Ross Don Ross

New fingerstyle instructor Don Ross introduces himself, his background, and what you should expect in this series.

Free LessonSeries Details
Mark Lincoln Mark Lincoln

Lesson 40 takes a deeper look at slash chords. Mark discusses why they're called slash chords, and how they are formed.

Free LessonSeries Details
Danny Voris Danny Voris

Lesson 7 is all about arpeggios. Danny provides discussion and exercises designed to build your right hand skills.

Free LessonSeries Details
Jim Deeming Jim Deeming

Jim discusses the importance of setting goals. He provides some tips that will help steer your practicing in the right direction.

Free LessonSeries Details
Justin Roth Justin Roth

In this lesson Justin introduces his series on playing with a capo and dishes out some basic tips, including how to properly...

Free LessonSeries Details
Miche Fambro Miche Fambro

Miche introduces several new chord concepts that add color and excitement to any progression.

Free LessonSeries Details

Electric Guitar Lesson Samples

Our electric guitar lessons are taught by instructors with an incredible amount of teaching experience.


Larry Cook Larry Cook

In this lesson, Larry discusses and demonstrates how to tune your bass. He explains why tuning is critical and discusses...

Free LessonSeries Details
Stuart Ziff Stuart Ziff

Stuart delves into all the different aspects of how R&B guitar has had an impact within reggae music.

Free LessonSeries Details
Michael Ripoll Michael Ripoll

Michael "Nomad" Ripoll dives deep into the rhythm & blues, funk, and soul genres that were made popular by artists like Earth...

Free LessonSeries Details
Daniel Gilbert Daniel Gilbert

Known around the world for his inspirational approach to guitar instruction, Musician's Institute veteran Daniel Gilbert...

Free LessonSeries Details
Emil Werstler Emil Werstler

Emil takes you through some techniques that he uses frequently in his style of playing. Topics include neck bending, percussive...

Free LessonSeries Details
Steve Smyth Steve Smyth

JamPlay sits down with veteran fret grinder Steve Smyth of Forbidden and The EssenEss Project. He talks about how he got...

Free LessonSeries Details
Guthrie Trapp Guthrie Trapp

JamPlay introduces Nashville session player Guthrie Trapp! In this first segment, Guthrie talks a little about his influences,...

Free LessonSeries Details
Lauren Passarelli Lauren Passarelli

Lauren Passarelli offers up her wisdom on purchasing a guitar. She also includes information regarding proper setup and care....

Free LessonSeries Details
John DeServio John DeServio

JD teaches the pentatonic and blues scales and explains where and when you can apply them.

Free LessonSeries Details
Tosin Abasi Tosin Abasi

Tosin explains some of the intricacies of the 8 string guitar such as his personal setup and approach to playing.

Free LessonSeries Details




Join over 483265 guitarists who have learned how to play in weeks... not years!

Signup today to enjoy access to our entire database of video lessons, along with our exclusive set of learning tools and features.



Unlimited Lesson Viewing

A JamPlay membership gives you access to every lesson, from every teacher on our staff. Additionally, there is no restriction on how many times you watch a lesson. Watch as many times as you need.

Live Lessons

Exclusive only to JamPlay, we currently broadcast 8-10 hours of steaming lesson services directly to you! Enjoy the benefits of in-person instructors and the conveniences of our community.

Interactive Community

Create your own profile, manage your friends list, and contact users with your own JamPlay Mailbox. JamPlay also features live chat with teachers and members, and an active Forum.

Chord Library

Each chord in our library contains a full chart, related tablature, and a photograph of how the chord is played. A comprehensive learning resource for any guitarist.

Scale Library

Our software allows you to document your progress for any lesson, including notes and percent of the lesson completed. This gives you the ability to document what you need to work on, and where you left off.

Custom Chord Sheets

At JamPlay, not only can you reference our Chord Library, but you can also select any variety of chords you need to work on, and generate your own printable chord sheet.

Backing Tracks

Jam-along backing tracks give the guitarist a platform for improvising and soloing. Our backing tracks provide a wide variety of tracks from different genres of music, and serves as a great learning tool.

Interactive Games

We have teachers covering beginner lessons, rock, classic rock, jazz, bluegrass, fingerstyle, slack key and more. Learn how to play the guitar from experienced players, in a casual environment.

Beginners Welcome.. and Up

Unlike a lot of guitar websites and DVDs, we start our Beginner Lessons at the VERY start of the learning process, as if you just picked up a guitar for the first time.Our teaching is structured for all players.

Take a minute to compare JamPlay to other traditional and new methods of learning guitar. Our estimates for "In-Person" lessons below are based on a weekly face-to-face lesson for $40 per hour.

Price Per Lesson < $0.01 $4 - $5 $30 - $50 Free
Money Back Guarantee Sometimes n/a
Number of Instructors 87 1 – 3 1 Zillions
Interaction with Instructors Daily Webcam Sessions Weekly
Professional Instructors Luck of the Draw Luck of the Draw
New Lessons Daily Weekly Minutely
Structured Lessons
Learn Any Style Sorta
Track Progress
HD Video - Sometimes
Multiple Camera Angles Sometimes - Sometimes
Accurate Tabs Maybe Maybe
Scale/Chord Libraries
Custom JamTracks
Interactive Games
Community
Learn in Sweatpants Socially Unacceptable
Gasoline Needed $0.00 $0.00 ~$4 / gallon! $0.00

Mike H.

"I feel like a 12 year old kid with a new guitar!"
 

I am 66 years young and I still got it! I would have never known this if it had not been for Jamplay! I feel like a 12 year old kid with a new guitar! Ha! I cannot express enough how great you're website is! It is for beginners and advanced pickers! I am an advanced picker and thought I had lost it but thanks to you all, I found it again! Even though I only play by ear, I have been a member a whopping whole two weeks now and have already got Brent's country shuffle and country blues down and of course with embellishments. Thank you all for your wonderful program!


Greg J.

"With Jamplay I can fit in a random session when I have time and I can go at my own pace"
 

I'm a fifty eight year old newbie who owns a guitar which has been sitting untouched in a corner for about seven years now. Last weekend I got inspired to pick it up and finally learn how to play after watching an amazing Spanish guitarist on TV. So, here I am. I'm starting at the beginning with Steve Eulberg and I couldn't be happier (except for the sore fingers :) Some day I'm going to play like Steve! I'm self employed with a hectic schedule. With Jamplay I can fit in a random session when I have time and I can go at my own pace, rewinding and replaying the videos until I get it. This is a very enjoyable diversion from my work yet I still feel like I'm accomplishing something worthwhile. Thanks a lot, Greg


Bill

"I believe this is the absolute best site for guitar students."
 

I am commenting here to tell you and everyone at JamPlay that I believe this is the absolute best site for guitar students. I truly enjoy learning to play the guitar on JamPlay.com. Yes, I said the words, ""enjoy learning."" It is by far the best deal for the money.



Join thousands of others that LIKE JamPlay!