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“Hurt” by Johnny Cash

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Here’s how to play the main riff from Johnny Cash’s version of the song “Hurt”.


There’s nothing fancy about the chorus to Hurt. The four-measure chord progression of G, Am, F, and G just repeats over and over. The strumming pattern is just straight eighth notes, but we’re not going to strum it with your standard up and down strumming. Watch the video lesson for the details: