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JOHN MAYER HEAVIER THING (Play It Like It Is) Paperback – July 1, 2004


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JOHN MAYER HEAVIER THING (Play It Like It Is) + Continuum: Music by John Mayer (Piano/Vocal/Guitar) + John Mayer - Room for Squares: Transcriptions Supervised by John Mayer
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  • Series: Play It Like It Is
  • Paperback: 88 pages
  • Publisher: CHERRY LANE MUSIC COMP (July 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1575607336
  • ISBN-13: 978-1575607337
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.2 x 12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #363,836 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Scott Cameron on December 28, 2004
Format: Paperback
This in no way, shape, or form represents what John Mayer is actually playing. Yes, if you play this, it may sound similar to the song, but nowhere near accurate. The Room For Squares (Guitar TAB) does indeed display an accurate representation of what John Mayer plays, and I would suggest that you wait until a similar product is published for Heavier Things.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tomas Andersson on November 6, 2007
Format: Paperback
Don't buy this if you want to play his songs on guitar! It's more suited for piano, there's not even tabulatures, just chords. The "play it like it is" is just bulls*t. It's very simplified and if your want to play it on guitar it will not help you at all...sorry.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. M. Porco on February 11, 2008
Format: Paperback
For guitarists with previous knowledge of reading music, chords, and tab, this book is a breeze (however playing it is a whole different thing...John Mayer writes some difficult stuff!) For a beginning guitarist, I think it will be very challenging from a playing standpoint, but for those looking for a challenge, and eager to learn, have at it! I highly recommend the book to all, there are many online music/tab websites out there, and 99% of it is wrong. With this book, and others like it, you KNOW you'll be playing it the right way.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ninjaba TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 4, 2007
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I guess the review for the Play it Like It Is Guitar Tab book follows John Mayer's Piano / Vocal / Guitar Book. This review is for the PVG book.

Basically I bought this book just for "Daughters" and "Wheels." Obviously since John is a guitarist his music sounds better on the guitar. However, Daughters and Wheels sound pretty good on piano, and what's neat is you can actually play the piano version of Wheels right along with his CD recording! Daughters doesn't sound so great but you can still play along well enough.

Overall, aside from the two songs mentioned, the book really wasn't worth it to me. Perhaps someone else can comment on the other songs.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By kouichi84 on December 23, 2007
Format: Paperback
I am in japan.
I am sutisfied with this product and purchase.
Thank you!
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