Mayer’s Influence: Bring Me Down

This course will teach you to solo like John Mayer in the song Gravity.


Mayer’s Influence: Bring Me Down

Ever since the John Mayer Trio album Try! was released in 2005, the song Gravity has been a favorite of his guitar playing fans. Studio recordings of the song featured impossibly delicate soft playing, and his live performances added in some amazing fireworks.

I have tried to capture both ends of that spectrum in this course. You’ll learn a 4+ minute solo that is both soft and powerful, delicate and brutal, slow and fast. If you love the song Gravity, you’ll love this course.

Who's It For?

This course is suitable for Intermediate and Advanced players. It features soloing that ranges from moderate to very fast. It will be most useful to players interested in ballad style soloing and who want to work on mixing major and minor while soloing.

You won’t need to know any theory to use this course, but prior experience with Essential Theory, The 5 Essential Blues Boxes, and Essential Fretboard will make some things make more sense.

  • Length 1h 40m
  • 2 Lesson Videos
  • Backing Track video/mp3
  • Demonstration video/mp3
  • GuitarPro, PDF Tablature

Included With This Course

Here what's included when you buy this course, or watch it online.

  • Lesson Videos
  • Tablature
  • Backing Track
  • Fretboard Diagrams

Buying Options

Mayer’s Influence: Bring Me Down
Mayer’s Influence: Bring Me Down

Includes all downloadable course materials, including lesson videos, tabs, and backing track.

Influences Collection Bundle V6
Influences Collection Bundle V6

Includes downloadable course materials for all eight Influences Courses:

  • Albert's Influence
  • Freddie's Influence
  • B.B.'s Influence
  • Jimi's Influence
  • Jimi's Influence Vol. 2
  • Mayer's Influence: Bring Me Down
  • Clapton's Influence: Crossroad Blues
  • Clapton's Influence: Old Flame
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Course Features

We put a lot of work into making these courses easy to follow, but most importantly effective. Here's a list of features this course offers.

  • Lick-By-Lick Organization

    Learning a long solo is hard, so I break long solos into individual licks. Each lick is taught individually, and you'll always know where you're at.

    The tabs clearly mark where each lick starts, so you can easily find the right spot.

  • Note-For-Note Teaching

    When I teach a solo, I don't simply play the lick and expect you to figure it out - I call out each note by string and fret number.

    This method takes longer, but I want to make sure you know exactly what to play.

  • Organized Lesson Format

    Each solo in this course is taught in a similar format. The solo is broken into individual licks and each lick is taught the same way.

    • First, you see a demonstration of the lick.
    • Then, you see that same demo at 50% speed.
    • Then I teach you the lick note-for-note
  • Player's Perspective

    The videos in this course are shot from the over-the-shoulder perspective that you'd use if you were trying to watch what someone was playing. This view allows you to take what you see and more easily translate it to your own guitar neck.

  • Tablature

    This course comes with GuitarPro (and PDF) tablature. If you own the GuitarPro software, you can open and play these tablature files.

    To make the tablature easier to navigate, I've inserted labels that clearly mark where each lick starts. These lick numbers match the lick numbers in the lesson videos.

  • Progression Counter

    Our Progression Counter shows you exactly where you are in the chord progression during each lick of the solo. It also shows you which beat the licks start and end on. This incredibly useful tool is shown in each solo demonstration of this course.

  • Instant Downloads

    As soon as you buy this course, you'll be able to download a zip file containing the entire course. The files are not encrypted, locked, or protected in any way. You own them forever.

    • If this course includes tablature, it will be provided in GuitarPro and PDF Format.
    • If this course includes a backing track, it will be provided in MP3 format.
  • iPads / Tablets

    Because we use standard video and audio formats, you can download our courses onto iPads, or other tablets. You just need an app (like Goodreader) that can download and unzip files.