How to Play Daughters by John Mayer (Guitar Lesson)


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Nick Greathouse

Daughters

Nick Greathouse takes you through every nuance of the John Mayer hit "Daughters".

Taught by Nick Greathouse in Songs with Nick Greathouse seriesLength: 27:49Difficulty: 2.5 of 5


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J.RodJ.Rod replied on June 8th, 2015

Thanks Nick for the awesome lesson! Always wanted to learn that song and finally I can!! Would love to see more john Mayer songs/tutorials! Keep 'em coming! :-)

fingerstyle2578fingerstyle2578 replied on July 10th, 2014

Nick..u rock man!! hey..what should I do if i have some notes on my guitar that are dull sounding?..they don't ring out like all the other strings..it's like they're touching the fret i think.

patric6680patric6680 replied on December 29th, 2013

Nick, Is it possible for you to develop a tutorial on John's "St. Patricks Day"?

wisher313wisher313 replied on October 15th, 2013

Well taught - I learned a new song on guitar for the first time in years

stravers727stravers727 replied on August 19th, 2013

how do you mute the strings

Manzo 99Manzo 99 replied on June 5th, 2014

rest the palm of your right hand lightly across strings in front of bridge

myjamplaysmyjamplays replied on April 29th, 2013

Great lesson what strings are we strumming all? Also can we have more john mayer hits please. Like slow dancing in a burning room and many others please ?. And what tune standard or drop to what tune ?

EnslahEnslah replied on January 2nd, 2013

Thank you. This was a very good tutorial. Could you please make a similiar one for John Mayer-My stupid Mouth... ?

pierpier replied on September 2nd, 2012

Good lesson but seriously needs more visuals. This is true for all Jamplay songs.

fretfudgerfretfudger replied on June 12th, 2011

I would dearly love for a follow up lesson of the live jazzy version of this song by the John Mayer Trio. Lots of double stops and Hendrix style playing!

SylviaSylvia replied on January 4th, 2009

um... Nick says this is 6/8 time and the tabs all read 3/4 time. Someone wanna change that??

madjaxmadjax replied on May 19th, 2011

3x2=6 4x2=8

VinnyBVinnyB replied on January 5th, 2009

I'm on it Syl

SylviaSylvia replied on January 5th, 2009

Thanks Vin. Not that it matters much 6/8 sounds much like 3/4... but ....well you know. ;)

hazer04hazer04 replied on January 8th, 2011

Great job Nick, just completed the lesson! I really enjoyed it!

johnnytdoejohnnytdoe replied on February 11th, 2010

It is my first time in jamplay and this is the first lesson. Nick, it is very well done. I am very happy. Thank you very much.

brianjhofsteenbrianjhofsteen replied on February 16th, 2010

Do you have more john mayer lessons?

dearlpittsdearlpitts replied on November 22nd, 2009

don't suppose u could show chords like in a chord book??

aydrewaydrew replied on December 11th, 2013

100%. really surprised the chord diagrams are not shown... would make this much easier to follow.

pierpier replied on September 2nd, 2012

I agree. REally difficult to follow without seeing the chords.

xxfigure8xxxxfigure8xx replied on February 3rd, 2009

easily your best lesson nick, looking forward to other great ones keep up the great work!!!!!!

sk8bugsk8bug replied on January 14th, 2009

Thanks for teaching this song so well, it's one of my favs! Can you post the lyrics in supplemental content too? It's easier printing it from JamPlay, than going hunting for it elsewhere. Same goes for all the other songs taught here if possible.

VinnyBVinnyB replied on January 5th, 2009

All the Supplemental Content is up and running!

kevmcculloughkevmccullough replied on December 17th, 2008

are there going to be tabs for the solo?

Nick.GreathouseNick.Greathouse replied on December 17th, 2008

I did tabs for the solo, so there should be!

kevmcculloughkevmccullough replied on December 17th, 2008

I think that intro solo is missing.

VinnyBVinnyB replied on January 5th, 2009

All the Tab and Notation is now up for the tune, including the Solo and "Piano" part. Sorry for the delay folks, Rock On!

worksinpworksinp replied on December 28th, 2008

How do I get the tabs for the solos?

longhorngdublonghorngdub replied on December 26th, 2008

Great lesson, great song. While I was learning it, I found the rhythm in the second verse to be easier if I did a straight pull-off without the up-strum. It still sounded good but it didn't goof up my rhythm.

SylviaSylvia replied on December 23rd, 2008

Fantastic lesson.

mercenarymercenary replied on December 17th, 2008

wow dude ! you just made my day ........................ i love mayers songs !

tmarinzeltmarinzel replied on December 17th, 2008

U GOT A HAIR CUT!!!

lucashollandlucasholland replied on December 17th, 2008

Thank you so much, Nick, for teaching this great song. I love most John Mayer songs so keep them coming!

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Nick Greathouse takes you through every nuance of the John Mayer hit "Daughters".

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About Nick Greathouse View Full Biography Nick Greathouse was born on December 11th, 1980 in Canton, Ohio. He was exposed to many different musical styles from a very young age. Growing up in the "MTV generation" some of his earliest memories involve watching Van Halen, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, and Guns n' Roses with his brother and cousin. His mother played piano, sang and filled the house with the sounds of singer-songwriters Cat Stevens, Jackson Browne and Elton John and his father was always listening to country music along with classic rockers Tom Petty and Bob Seger. He never had to look far to hear great music.

Though he was constantly surrounded by music, it wasn't until Nick heard his first Beatles album (Revolver) when he was 10 that he became interested in being a musician. Shortly thereafter, his older brother got an electric guitar which Nick began to play (while his bro was out of the house!). The moment his fingers touched the strings for the first time, he was hooked and had to have one of his own.

Throughout high school Nick took guitar lessons and would jam with his friends as much as possible, his skills on the instrument improved significantly. He would spend hours with his cd player learning Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix songs by ear. But after hearing Steve Vai's album "Passion and Warfare" guitar playing became an all out obsession.

After high school, at age 18, Nick began teaching guitar lessons at a local music store. He also entered the music program at Kent State University where he studied classical guitar with George Bachmann. During this time he performed many solo guitar recitals and also played with the guitar ensemble. When he honed his reading chops to a high level he started playing in pit orchestras and band for local theaters.

Nick took a break from Kent in 2004 when he moved to Hollywood, California for a short time to study at Musician's Institute (GIT). While there he had classes with Daniel Gilbert, Joy Basu, Tom Kolb, Carl Verheyen, and his private lesson instructor Jean-Marc Belkadi.

Nick returned to Ohio in order to finish his college education. He joined a local metal core band called Last Second Decision which was formed by his brother. During his tenure with Last Second Decision Nick began taking lessons from one of his heroes, Cleveland based guitar virtuoso, Neil Zaza. They became fast friends and since then Nick has gone on to perform with Zaza numerous times including television appearances, local club gigs and the holiday spectacular "Neil Zaza's One Silent Night" at Cleveland's Playhouse Square. Nick also appears on the 2007 CD "Neil Zaza's One Silent Night: A Night at The Palace".

Nick is a graduate of Kent State University (BA Music) and continues to teach privately at a music store in Kent, Ohio and also at his home. He is very excited to be a part of the JamPlay team!

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