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		    CALIFORNIA DREAMIN' - John Mayer Trio
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Tabbed by: Tim van Kester


This is a tab for the California Dreamin' cover by John Mayer Trio. I used the
performance on Conan O'Brien's show for the intro, the chords, some licks he
plays during the chorus and the verses and the solo. I think the solo is 
pretty accurate, but ofcourse do not forget he plays it different every time.

I did not count every time he strums one chord, just listen to the performance
and try to get the rhythm. 

As always, feel free to leave a comment!


-----
Intro
-----
e|-------3--------------|----|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----3---6----4---3---|----|--3--------------------------------------------|
G|---5--------5---5-----|-x3-|--4--------------------------------------------|
D|-5--------------------|----|--5--------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------|----|-----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------|----|--3--------------------------------------------|


-----
Chorus
-----
Only some bars with cool licks in it, not the ones with just chords

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-8--8--8-------------------6------6---------------3-----3-------------------|
G|-8--8--10p8----------------7p5----7p5-------------4-----5-------------------|
D|-10-10------10---8----6--------8------8-5---------3-----3-------------------|
A|-----------------5----3-------------------8-6-3-----------------------------|
E|-8---------------6----4---------------------------3-----3-------------------|

The sliding part is like in Hendrix' Castles Made of Sand and Little Wing.
e|---------------------------6/8\6--6/8\6-------------------------------------|
B|-8--8--8-------------------4/6\4--4/6\4---3-----3---------------------------|
G|-8--8--10p8-------------------------------4-----5---------------------------|
D|-10-10------10---8----6----6/8\6--6/8\6---3-----3---------------------------|
A|-----------------5----3-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-8---------------6----4-------------------3-----3---------------------------|

End the chorus with

e|-----------|
B|--3--3--3--|
G|--5--4--5--|
D|--3--3--3--|
A|-----------|
E|--3--3--3--|


-----
Verse
-----
The verse is basically the same as the chorus, but the chords are palmmuted.
e|---------------------------6/8\6--6/8--------------------------------------|
B|-8--8--8-------------------4/6\4--4/6--------------------------------------|
G|-8--8--10p8-----------------------------3h5p3-5----------------------------|
D|-10-10------10---8----6----6/8\6--6/8---------------------5----------------|
A|-----------------5----3-------------------------5-3-1-----3----------------|
E|-8---------------6----4-------------------------------3sb------------------|


The rest of the first verse is like this, he only plays around with the 4th
and 5th fret on the G-string.
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-8--8--8--------------------3---3------------------------------------------|
G|-8--8--10p8-----------------4---5------------------------------------------|
D|-10-10------10---8----6-----3---3------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------5----3----------------------------------------------------|
E|-8---------------6----4-----3---3------------------------------------------|


-----
Solo
-----
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------11b13-8----------|
G|-8~---7h8b10~--7h8~----7h8b10--8p7------------12b14--12-----------10-------|
D|-----------------------------------8--9--10--------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------8--8--|
B|-11b13--8--11b13--8---11b12-------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|

e|-------8-8-------8---------------------------------------------------------|
B|-11b12-----11b12---11----8-11p8------------11p8----------------------------|
G|----------------------10--------11\10p8---------11\10p8----8b10--8---------|
D|----------------------------------------10--------------10----------10-8---|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|-11-------13-13----/13-13\-/13-13---15b16--15--13-|
G|----10/12-12-12-\--/12-12\-/12-12-----------------|
D|-------------------/13-13\-/13-13-----------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

e|-------13-------13-------13-------13--15--------------------|
B|-16b18----16b18----16b18----16b18---------15b16-15-13----13-|
G|------------------------------------------------------15----|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-15-15-15-b16-15--16b18-16---16b18--16--18b20-18b20-18b20---|
G|------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|
				
e|-13b15--13b15--11-------------------------------------------|
B|------------------13--13----11b13---------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------12\10---8-10-8-----8~----|
D|--------------------------------------------------10--------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|
				     ( ^ Could also be played as 12r10 ) 	

e|------------8-----------------------------|
B|----------8---11p8-------------11sb--8~---|
G|-8-10b12-----------11\10p8----------------|
D|---------------------------10-------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|

Put some heavy vibrato on the last 5 notes on the 20th fret.

e|------------------------------20----20-20-20-20-20-------------------------|
B|-11--13---15---16---18---20---x--------------------------------------------|
G|-x---x----x----x----x----x----17-------------------------------------------|
D|-8---10---12---13---15---17------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

And back to the chorus. This is just mostly using the slide-lick a couple
of times.


-----
Outro
-----
e|-------3------------|----|
B|-----3---6----4---3-|----|
G|---5--------5---5---|-x3-|
D|-5------------------|----|
A|--------------------|----|
E|--------------------|----|

e|----------------------------------8-------11-------------------------------|
B|----------Go crazy on this scale:-8-------11-------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------8----10----------------------------------|
D|-8h10~----------------------------8----10----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------8----10----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------8-------11-------------------------------|

The tap-slide part is something like this:
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------13/--------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------13/---------13/----------|
D|-8h10p8-<--- Keep doing this while 'tap-sliding':-----13/---------13/------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Ending chord, not sure about it:
e|-10------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-8-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-8-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-10------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-8-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Well, that's about it. I hope it's close. Have fun with it ;)

************************************

| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

************************************

            
            
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cooper31 16 Apr 02, 2011 08:06 PM

This is the ending chord I believe

e|-10-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-8-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-8-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-8------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-8-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

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