John Mayer - I Think She Knows Interlude tab

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I Think She Knows Interlude - John Mayer (Justin Timberlake Cover)
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Tabbed by: Thomas Favale
Email: thomasfavale@yahoo.com

This is a TAB to the famous cover of I Think 
She Knows that John Mayer uploaded to his 
personal YouTube channel a while back. Feel
free to email me with any questions. Enjoy!

Tuning: Standard

1st Loop:e|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------|D|---2-(8x)-0-(3x)--------5-(8x)-4-(3x)-2-(5x)---|A|-----------------3-(5x)------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------|
2nd Loop:e|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|---4-(8x)-2-(3x)-0-(5x)-7-(8x)-9-(3x)-4-(5x)---|D|-----------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------|
1st Riff:e|----------------------------------|B|----------------------------------|G|---0-2-0-3~---4-2---2~------------|D|------------------5-----5~\2p0~---|A|----------------------------------|E|----------------------------------|
2nd Riff:e|-------------------------------|B|----------3~-------------------|G|---\4-2-0------4-2---2~--------|D|-------------------5-----5~/---|A|-------------------------------|E|-------------------------------|
Main Riff:e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|---3---3-3-3---3---3~---3---3-3-3---3---3---\3--------3---3-3-3---3---3~--|G|---2h4-4-4-4---2---2~---2h4-4-4-4---2---2h4-\2--------2h4-4-4-4---2---2~--|D|-------------5---5----------------5---5--------5-2~-------------5---5-----|A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|------------------------------|B|---------3~---3-3-3---3~------|G|-----2--------4-4-2---2~-2~---|D|---5---5------------5----5~---|A|------------------------------|E|------------------------------|
Main Riff (Octave Higher):e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|---15----15-15-15----15----15~---15----15-15----15----15----\15~----------|G|---14h16-16-16-16----14----14~---17\16-16-16----14----14h16-\14~----------|D|------------------17----17-------------------17----17------------17-14~---|A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|B|---15----15-15-15----15----15~------------15~---15-15-15----15~-------|G|---14h16-16-16-16----14----14~------14----------16-16-14----14~-14~---|D|------------------17----17-------17----17----------------17-----17~---|A|----------------------------------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Transitional Riff #1:e|---------------------------------------------------|B|---3~---3-3-3---3~---------------------------------|G|--------4-4-2---2~-2~---/4~-7---------4~-7---------|D|--------------5----5~---------4~-2~--------4~-5~---|A|---------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------|
Buildup - 1st Layer:e|-----------------------------|B|-----------------------------|G|---4~-7---------4~-7---------|D|--------4~-2~--------4~-5~---|A|-----------------------------|E|-----------------------------|
Buildup - 2nd Layer:e|-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------|G|---7~-12-7~-4~---7~-12-7~-9~---|D|-------------------------------|A|-------------------------------|E|-------------------------------|
Buildup - 3rd Layer:e|-------------------------------------|B|-------12---------------12-----------|G|---12~----12~-11~---12~----12~-14~---|D|-------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------|
Transitional Riff #2:e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|---15----15-15-15----15----15~---15----15-15----15----15----\15~----------|G|---14h16-16-16-16----14----14~---14h16-16-16----14----14h16-\14~----------|D|------------------17----17-------------------17----17------------17-14~---|A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-----------------15------------------------|B|---15----15------(15)----------------------|G|---14h16-16-14/16--16p14\12-14~/16\14p12---|D|-------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------|
Closing Lick: This is probably the most intricate part of the cover, but it really brings it to the next level. I'll try to describe what John's doing to the best of my ability. He starts with his ring finger on the 14th fret of the G string, but is also holding down the 12th fret on the same string with his index finger (he does this because later in the lick he uses his ring finger to pull-off). Next, he slides from the 14th fret of the G string to the 16th fret of the G string (his index finger is now on the 14th fret). Then, he barres the 15th fret on the B and high E strings with his middle finger and uses his index finger (picking hand) to sweep downward across the high E, B, and G strings. If it's difficult to get the 15th fret on the B string, you can just place your middle finger on the 15th fret of the high E string, use your index finger that's holding down the 14th fret of the G string to mute the B string, and then perform the sweep. This is what I find the easiest to do, but it still sounds fantastic. Immediately upon hitting the G string, he pulls -off his ring finger (16p14), then slides his index finger (remember, we kept the index finger here for the whole first half of the lick) down to the 12th fret of the G string (14\12). He uses his ring finger to hit the 14th fret of the G string again, adds some vibrato, and then pulls off to the 12th fret of the G string (12-14~p12). He adds a little variation the first time he does this (see the second part of Transitional Riff #2 above), but then repeats the same lick 12 times afterward. The 13th time, he plays the lick and then quickly runs down and then back up the E minor pentatonic scale, but something more simple would certainly suffice.
e|--------15--------------------------|B|--------(15)------------------------|G|---14/16--16p14\12-14~-12---(13x)---|D|------------------------------------|A|------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------|
E Minor Pentatonic Lick: This is how I end the song. Remember, it's used IMMEDIATELY after the previous lick, and it's REALLY fast. Consult the video on YouTube for more clarity. I've included the 13th repeat of the previous lick below so the transition is more apparent.
e|--------15-------------------------------------------------15~---|B|--------(15)-----------------------------------------------------|G|---14/16--16p14\12-14~-14p12----------------------12h14/16-------|D|-----------------------------14p12-------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------14p12\10h12/14----------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E Minor Pentatonic Scale:If you want to fool around with the ending yourself, here's the scale to use.e|-----------------------------------------------------12---15---|B|-------------------------------------------12---15-------------|G|---------------------------------12---14-----------------------|D|-----------------------12---14---------------------------------|A|-------------12---14-------------------------------------------|E|---12---15-----------------------------------------------------|
************************************ | / slide up | \ slide down | h hammer-on | p pull-off | ~ vibrato | + harmonic | x Mute note | b Bend | pb Pre-bend | br Bend release | pbr Pre-bend release | brb Bend release bend ************************************
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