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[VIDEO] John Butler teaches you how to play one of his riff

[VIDEO] John Butler teaches you how to play one of his riff

In this video taken backstage, John himself is explaining to us how to play “Just Call”, a superb song from his latest album ‘Home’. Learn more about his guitar, his technique and his fake nails. Grab your guitar and play!

The riff

(click on the image to download the Guitar Pro 7 file)

“Just Call” is the story of his first encounter with the woman who became his wife. John met her in the little town of Broome in Australia during a road trip on the west coast. He’s been married to her for 19 years!

John plays this fingerstyle riff on a 12 strings guitar (with 11 strings) but you can play this riff on a 6 strings guitar as well.

Grab your guitar and don’t forget to tune it in an Open C: C G C G C E.

According to John: “Open tuning makes you sound better than you are.”

John Butler

John Bulter is one of the greatest musicians of our time. On stage, he plays the harmonica, the banjo, the ukulele, the didgeridoo, the lap guitar and obviously the guitar. He never uses picks but fake nails which are stuck to his fingernails. 

The video of his impressive instrumental song called “Ocean” has reached more than 45 million views on Youtube. 

John Butler plays this Maton guitar SRS7012 made in Australia.

His guitar has got 11 strings because he has chosen to remove the high G string that he finds too high.

The head has also been beautifully modified to hide the missing tuning peg.
And two pickups have been added to catch the sound of the percussions that he produces on the body.

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  1. Thomas Duflos - March 6, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    Hi Kerem, you will need Guitar Pro 7 to open the tablature, you can download the free demo here: http://bit.ly/GuitarPro7_Free_Trial

  2. Kerem - February 22, 2020 at 12:14 am

    I can’t open the tabs for this tune on my mac. Could you email it to me as a pdf?

  3. 河野 隆介 - December 18, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    Please come to Osaka

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