How to play “Ain’t No Sunshine” … as John Mayer cover’s song.

Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone is one of the most covered songs in popular music history. It's loved by young and old alike and one of its most enduring features is that it is very easy to play on guitar. If you can play three open string minor chords you can get the sound. If you can play chords up the neck you can make it sound exactly like the original. Enjoy!


“Ain’t No Sunshine” – an easy but amazing song.

John Mayer

Bill Withers song Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone is an absolute classic which every guitar player should have in their “must know” songs. Although it’s thought of as a “beginners” song because it’s easy to play this should not take away from the fact that it just sounds amazing. John Mayer played the song on tour which shows how much it is still loved.

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Here is some news about the John Mayer tour which has been making a lot of noise recently.

John Mayer is just a few shows deep in his The Search For Everything Tour, stopping at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. on Thursday night. From top to bottom, these shows have delivered outstanding versions of Mayer’s career-spanning setlist. The show begins with Mayer and a full live band, before the instrumentalists leave the stage to Mayer and an acoustic guitar. Bassist Pino Palladino and drummer Steve Jordan then return for the John Mayer Trio portion of the evening, and are eventually joined by the rest of the full band for another set and encore. The five set show closed with an epilogue of “You’re Gonna Live Forever In Me.”

Of the many highlights was the Trio’s tour debut of “Ain’t No Sunshine” by Bill Withers. Thanks to Guitar Music Pro, you can watch fan-shot footage of the performance below:

John Mayer Trio Debuts Bill Withers Cover In DC [Video]

How To Play Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone

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Here are a couple of ways to playing the song. The first is a easy version and the second is a more complex way of playing it further up the guitar neck.

The simpler version…

Here is the more complex version…

Well, whichever version you choose to learn, we hope you had a great time learning it! We always like to put up some posts from Twitter regarding our songs. We put Bill Withers in and this song was there again and again it’s loved that much!

Check out all our other learn this song on guitar features by clicking the link.

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