How To Play Hurt – Johnny Cash

This song is a perfect example of how to turn a cover song into something better than the original recording. The song structure is quite simple.

We will spice up the progression a little bit by adding Dsus2 and Fadd9 chords. The verse is a combination of arpeggios and strumming. Make sure that you target the right notes. We will play C major and A minor from the 5th string and Dsus2 from the 4th. In the verse, we will keep our 4th finger on the 3rd fret, 1st string across all of the chords. This will add a very cool continuum between the chords.

Song structure:
Verse: Am / C / Dsus2
Chorus: G / Am7 / Fadd9 / C

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