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Welcome to Throwback Thursday’s where I teach you a classic hit from the last 4-5 decades! This week, by request, I’ll be covering a Free Fallin’ Guitar Tutorial from John Mayer – originally written and performed by Tom Petty (R.I.P Tom). For this particular lesson i’ll be running through John’s live version from the Where The Light Is DVD which is one of my favourite music DVD’s of all time. John actually plays this in the same key as the original so play learning this version, you are essentially learning the Tom Petty version too. In this video I cover the main fingerpicking parts as well as a standard strumming pattern you can use throughout the whole song.

At the end of the video i’ll be playing through the entirety of #freefallin with a vocal track on top for you to play along to. Enjoy! Like this #freefallin video by #johnmayer originally by #tompetty and subscribe to the channel for more videos in the future!

-Dave T

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                            CAPO ON 3RD FRET 
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[Intro]
   D/F#        G                     G   D/F#    A
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|-3-------------------------------|-3---3-------2-----------2h3p2---|
G|-------2-------------------------|-0---2-------2-------2---------2-|
D|-0---0---------------------------|-----------------------2---------|
A|---------------------------------|-------------0-------------------|
E|---------2---3-------------------|-3---2---------------------------|
   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +     1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +

   D/F#        G                     G   D/F#    A
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|-------3p2---0-------------------|-0---3-------2-----------2h3p2---|
G|-----------2---------------------|-0---2-------2-------2---------2-|
D|-----0---------------------------|-----------------------2---------|  x2
A|---------------------------------|-------------0-------------------|
E|-2-----------3-------------------|-3---2---------------------------|
   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +     1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +

   D/F#        G                     G   D/F#    A
e|---------------------------------|-------------------------x-------|
B|-------3p2---0-------------------|-0---3-------2-----------x-2-----|
G|-----------2---------------------|-0---2-------2-----------x-------|
D|-----0---------------------------|-------------------------x-------|
A|---------------------------------|-------------0-----------x---0---|
E|-2-----------3-------------------|-3---2-------------------x-------|
   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +     1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +


[General Verse/Chorus]
   D/F#        G                     G   D/F#    A
e|---------x---------------x-------|---------x---------------x-------|
B|-3-------x---0-----------x-0-----|-0---3---x---2-----------x-2-----|
G|-2-------x---0-----------x-----0-|-0---2---x---2-----------x-------|
D|---------x---------------x-------|---------x---------------x-------|
A|---------x---------------x-------|---------x---0-----------x---0---|
E|-2-------x---3-----------x---3---|-3---2---x---------------x-------|
   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +     1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +

[Easy General Verse/Chorus]
   D/F#        G                     G   D/F#    A
e|---------x---------------x-------|---------x---------------x-------|
B|-3-------x---0-----------x-------|-0---3---x---2-----------x-------|
G|-2-------x---0-----------x-------|-0---2---x---2-----------x-------|
D|---------x---------------x-------|---------x---------------x-------|
A|---------x---------------x-------|---------x---0-----------x-------|
E|-2-------x---3-----------x-------|-3---2---x---------------x-------|
   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +     1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +

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                             CAPO ON 3RD FRET 
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[Verse]

        D/F#  G     G      D/F#  A
She's a good  girl, loves  her   mama.
      D/F# G       G    D/F#  A
Loves Je- sus, and America    too.
       D/F#  G     G      D/F#  A
Shes a good  girl, crazy 'bout  Elvis
      D/F# G            G   D/F#   A
Loves hor- ses, and her boy-friend too, yeah yeah.


[Instrumental]

D/F#   G   G   D/F#   A


[Verse]

       D/F#  G   G      D/F#  A
It's a long  day living in    Reseda.
          D/F#  G   G       D/F#        A
There's a free- way runnin' through the yard.
      D/F#  G            G     D/F#  A
I'm a bad   boy 'cause I don't even  miss her.
      D/F#  G       G        D/F#  A
I'm a bad   boy for breakin' her   heart.


[Chorus]

        D/F#  G   G   D/F#   A
And I'm free,
     D/F#     G       G   D/F#   A
Free fallin', fallin'
        D/F#  G   G   D/F#   A
And I'm free,
     D/F#     G       G   D/F#   A
Free fallin', fallin'


[Verse]

        D/F#  G     G       D/F#        A
All the vam-  pires walkin' through the valley.
          D/F#  G       G    D/F#  A
They move west  down Ventura Boule-vard.
            D/F#  G        G        D/F#    A
And all the bad   boys are standing in  the shadows.
        D/F#  G         G         D/F#   A
And the good  girls are home with broken hearts.


[Chorus]

        D/F#  G   G   D/F#   A
And I'm free,
     D/F#     G       G   D/F#   A
Free fallin', fallin'
        D/F#  G   G   D/F#   A
And I'm free,
     D/F#     G       G   D/F#   A
Free fallin', fallin'

D/F#  G           G  D/F#  A
Free  fallin' now.   Free  fallin', now
D/F#  G           G  D/F#  A
Free  fallin' now.   Free  fallin', now
D/F#  G           G  D/F#  A
Free  fallin' now.   Free  fallin', now
D/F#  G           G  D/F#  A
Free  fallin' now.   Free  fallin', now


[Verse]

        D/F#  G    G    D/F# A
I wanna glide down over Mul- holland.
        D/F#  G        G    D/F#    A
I wanna write her, her name in  the sky.
        D/F#  G    G   D/F#  A
I wanna free  fall out into  nothin'.
              D/F#  G          G     D/F#  A
Oh, I'm gonna leave this, this world for a while.


[Chorus]

        D/F#  G   G   D/F#   A
Now I'm free,
     D/F#     G       G   D/F#   A
Free fallin', fallin'
        D/F#  G   G   D/F#   A
Now I'm free,
     D/F#     G       G   D/F#   A
Free fallin', fallin'

        D/F#  G   G   D/F#   A
And I'm free,
     D/F#     G       G   D/F#   A
Free fallin', fallin'
        D/F#  G   G   D/F#   A
Now I'm free,
     D/F#     G       G   D/F#   A
Free fallin', fallin'

  D/F#     G       G   D/F#   A
Free fallin', fallin'
  D/F#     G       G   D/F#   A
Free fallin', fallin'
  D/F#     G       G   D/F#   A
Free fallin', fallin'