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I have very easy to read lines. All of my notes are in measures, which are in the correct time signature. I have spent countless hours playing and making sure every note is correct to the best of my ability. Was this info helpful? Yes No
This is John Mayer's "Vultures" from "Where the Light Is" 
Its a very tricky song but the tab is very accurate. I've played 
with the CD, and I also recommend a metronome. I tabbed everything
In 4/4 measures.

My other tabs from "where the light is" are
Who did you think i was (version 4)
I don't need no doctor (version 6)
Out of my mind (whole song)








Ps: T means to use thumb of the low E-string.
The whole song is done with fingers.(no pick)

These measures are played for the verses and the chorus. I've watched many
videos and it seems like this is the exact way he plays this part.
[Intro/Verse 1/Chorus]
E|---------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|-----------------13v---16--------|-----------------13--13---16--------|
D|---14--16--------14v---16--------|---14--16--------14--14---16--------|
A|---14--16---16--------------16---|---14--16---16----------------16----|
E|---------------------------------|------------------------------------|

This is a nice riff that he occasionally plays instead of the second measure.
E|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------13--------13---16----------|
D|---14--16--------14--------14---16----------|
A|---14--16---16--------16-------------16-----|
E|--------------------------------------------|

Solo 1
     "When the world keeps        testing me, testing me, testing me"
E|----------------------------|--------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------|--------------------------------------|
G|---13v------------13v-------|---13v-------------------------14v----|
D|---14v---16-------14v---16--|---14v---16-----------14--16----------|
A|---------16-------------16--|---------16----14/16------------------|
E|----------------------------|--------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
G|----x-------13v---16---------|-------------------------------------14b------|
D|----x-------14v---16---------|----------------------------14--16------------|
A|-------16--------------16\---|---14/16---14/16---14/16----------------------|
E|-----------------------------|----------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
G|---14b--14--x--13v----------------|----x-----------------13--13---16--------|
D|------------x--14v----16p14--16v--|----x----14h16---16---14--14---16--------|
A|----------------------------------|---------14h16---16----------------16----|
E|----------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|

Verse 2/Chorus
E|---------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|-----------------13v---16--------|-----------------13--13---16--------|
D|---14--16--------14v---16--------|---14--16--------14--14---16--------|
A|---14--16---16--------------16---|---14--16---16----------------16----|
E|---------------------------------|------------------------------------|


Solo 2
I hear some sort of reverb or delay here.
This solo is a tough one, and I recommend listening to
the song at 50% speed.
E|---------------------|--------------------------------|-------------------------|
B|---------------------|--------------------------------|-------------------------|
G|---16b--15b----------|---14b------------14---16b-16b--|---13v-------------------|
D|--------------16-16--|--------16v-16v-----------------|---14v---16p14--16v------|
A|---------------------|--------------------------------|-------------------------|
E|---------------------|--------------------------------|-------------------------|

E|------------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------13------13v---16---|---16b-16b-16b---13------16b--------|
D|-----------14h16-------14------14v---16---|-----------------14-----------------|
A|---16\14---14h16---16------16-------------|---------------------16-------------|
E|------------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
B|---17------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
G|-------16br--14v--16--16br---|---14----------13---16br(16)p14----------|
D|-----------------------------|------16--16v--14-----------------16-----|
A|-----------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|-----------------------------------------|

E|-------------------------|----------------------------------------|
B|--------14-14-17---17b---|----------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------|---------------13---16br(16)p14---------|
D|---16v-------------------|---14--16------14----------------16-----|
A|-------------------------|---14--16--16---------------------------|
E|-------------------------|----------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|---14---------------------17----------16--14----|
G|---14-------13---16br(16)p14------|---14--14--16------13----------14-----16--14----|
D|---14--16---14----------------16--|-------14--16------14--x-------14--14-----------|
A|-------16-------------------------|---------------16-------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|

E|--------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------14--16b--16--14--|---17----------16p14--------------------------|
G|------13-----16--14--------14--16b--16--14--|-----------13------------13-13-----16---14----|
D|------14-----16-----16--x-------------------|-------14--14---------x--14-14--x-------14----|
A|---x------x---------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|------13-13-----14------14------14-------------------------|---14b--16------13v--16---------|
D|---x--14-14--x--14h16---14------14-------14----------------|---14b--16------14v--16---------|
A|----------------------------16------16---16p14---------x---|------------16-----------16\----|
E|------------------------------------------------17p14------|--------------------------------|
                                                     T

                                    "Wheels up" (delay/reverb off)
E|--------------------------------|---------------|   
B|--------------------------------|---------------|   He stops playing here 
G|---14--16------13--13--16-------|---------------|   and sings a couple of
D|---14--16------14--14--16---16--|---16\---------|   measures with only drums
A|-----------16---------------16--|---16\---------|   and bass.
E|--------------------------------|---------------|

He starts playing again. 
  "Power is made..."    
E|---------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|-----------------13v---16--------|-----------------13--13---16--------|
D|---14--16--------14v---16--------|---14--16--------14--14---16--------|
A|---14--16---16--------------16---|---14--16---16----------------16----|
E|---------------------------------|------------------------------------|


He plays the chorus annd the "ooh ooh ooh" thing with the main riff.
The next section he sings "don't give up" and does a riff afterwards.

"Don't give up..."
E|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|---------------13v----|
D|---14--16------14v----|
A|---14--16--16---------|
E|----------------------|

Lick 1
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------14------14b--14v--------------------------------------------|
D|---16----16--------------16p14------16--14------------------------|
A|--------------------------------16------------------14------------|
E|---------------------------------------------17p14------17p14-----|
                                                              T

"Don't give up..."
E|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|---------------13v----|
D|---14--16------14v----|
A|---14--16--16---------|
E|----------------------|

Lick 2
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|---16bv---16p14-------14--------------------------------|
G|-----------------16------14---16p14---------------------|
D|------------------------------16p14---------------------|
A|-------------------------------------16p14--------------|
E|--------------------------------------------17b--14-----|
                                                   T

"Don't give up..."
E|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|---------------13v----|
D|---14--16------14v----|
A|---14--16--16---------|
E|----------------------|

Lick 3
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------16------16-16------16------16-16------14---------------------|
G|------14------14-14------14------14-14------14---x---16--14--x-----|
D|---14----14-----------14----14-----------16------x---16--14--x-----|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

"Don't give up..."           "Don't you dare..."
E|----------------------|----------------------|
B|----------------------|----------------------|
G|---------------13v----|---------------13v----|
D|---14--16------14v----|---14--16------14v----|
A|---14--16--16---------|---14--16--16---------|
E|----------------------|----------------------|



At this point he's done with vocals and the rest of the track is soloing.
This solo is very tricky. I would recommend playing with a metronome because 
time-keeping is very important in this part. I did my best to tab it out in 4/4 measures.
E|------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|--------------16-----14------------------|
G|---------------13v--16--------|--------------14--x------x--16--14-------|
D|---14--16------14v--16--------|---14--16-----14--x--16--x--16------16---|
A|---14--16--16-----------16\---|---14--16--14----------------------------|
E|------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|

E|-------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|------17-----16-14---------------------------------------|
G|---14--16------13v-------------------|------14-----16-14--16-14--------------------------------|
D|---14--16------14v---16--x--14--16---|---14----14---------16-14--16p14------16p14--------------|
A|-----------16--------16--x--14--16---|----------------------------------16---------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------17--14-----|
                                                                                          T

E|------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
B|-----17--------16-------------------------|---------------16--14----------------------|
G|---x-14-x----x-14----x----16--13v---------|---x-14-13-x---14--14-x------13v-----------|
D|---x-14-x----x-14-16-x----16--14v--16-----|---x-14-13-x---14--14-x--16--14v---14------|
A|-----------------------------------16-----|-----------------------------------14------|
E|------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|

This may look very confusing, but just keep practicing and you will get it.
E|----------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
B|-----14--16-----16--14------------------|---------------16--14--------------16-----|
G|---x-14------x----------x--16--13v------|---x-14--x--x--14--14-x--16-14---x-14-x---|
D|---x-14--16--x--14--16--x--14--14v--14--|---x-16--x--x------16-x--14-14---x-14-x---|
A|------------------------------------14--|------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|

E|---------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|---16--------------16--14------------------16------|---16---------------16--14-------------------16------|
G|---14--13---14-----14--14--x---14-------x------x---|-------13---x-----x---------x-x-x-13-------x----x----|
D|---14--14----------14--14--x---14--16---x--14--x---|---14--14---x-16--x-14--16--x-x-x-14--16---x-14-x----|
A|------------16---------------------16--------------|--------------14----------------------16-------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|

E|---------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---16--14-------16--14-------16--14-------16-------|---16--14-------16--14-------16--14-------16-------|
G|--------------x------------x------------x----x-----|--------------x------------x------------x----------|
D|---14--16-----x-14--16-----x-14--16-----x-14-x-----|---14--16-----x-14--16-----x-14--16-----x-14-------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------|

This section has a nice groove and its important to get the slaps correct.
E|-------14-----------------------------------------|-------14----------------------------------------|
B|---17--14-----------------------------------------|---17--14-----------------16-----16--14--14------|
G|---16--14--13------x--x--16--x--14----------x--x--|---16--14--13------x--x---14--x--14--14--14--x---|
D|---14------14--16--x--x--16--x--14--16--14--x--x--|---14------14--16--x--x---14--x--14--16--14--x---|
A|---------------16---------------------------------|---------------16--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|

E|-------14--------------------------------|-------14--------------------------------------------|
B|---17--14--------------------------------|---17--14-----16--14------17-----16--14--16----------|
G|---16--14--16-14----13---13------14---x--|---16--14--x--14--14----x-14-x---14--14--14---x------|
D|---14------16-14--x-14-x-14--16--14---x--|---14------x--14--14----x-14-x---14--14--14---x------|
A|------------------x----x-----16--14------|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|

E|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---16--16--16--16--16-----16--16--16--16--16----------------|
G|---14--14--14--14--14-----14--16--16--16--16----------------|
D|---14--14--14--14--14-----14--14--14--14--14-------------0--|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------12---14-----| (x3)
                                                  T    T

E|---17--16--------14--------------------------------------|
B|---14--14--------14---17---------------------------------|
G|---14--14--x--x--14---16--x--x--14--16--x--x--14b--------|
D|-----------x--x-----------x--x--14--16--x--x--14b--------|
A|---------------------------------------------------16----|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

E|------------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|---------------16-----14----------------------------|
G|-------13------13-------13------------x---------------|-------13--x-------x------16p14--x--13-----------x--|
D|-------14------14-------14----16p14---x-16------------|-------14--x---14--x--16---------x--14--16-------x--|
A|------------------------------16p14-----16------------|----------------------------------------16----------|
E|---14------14------14-----------------------17--17b---|---14----------------------------------------17-----|
     T       T       T                                      T 

E|------------------------------------------------|--------16--14----------------------------|
B|-------16---16-----14---------------------------|---17---14--14---17-----------------------|
G|----------------x------16p14--x--16--14--x------|---14---14--14---16-----14b-16---14b-16---|
D|-------14---14--x--16--16p14--x--16--14--x--14--|------------------------14b-16---14b-16---|
A|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
E|---14-------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
     T

This is the end of the song where he does a bunch of trills.
E|-------------------------------------------14\----|
B|-----------------------------14tr15--------15\----|
G|--------------------14tr16------------------------|
D|------------14tr16--------------------------------|
A|---14tr16-----------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

Thanks! I really hope this tab helped you out. Please rate 
and comment any suggestions or requests.

Tab legend: 
br- bend return
v- vibrato
bv- vibrato
b- bend
tr-trill
a bend return is when you bend a note, and
then return it to its original pitch.


            
            
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