This is such a great song. I’d put this at intermediate level and it’s a really nice way to learn about independent thumbpicking.
How to play Hurt, by Johnny Cash
One of my all time favourite songs, both the original Trent Reznor version from The Downward Spiral and the Johnny Cash version from American Recordings IV. Download a PDF of the tab
Simple Chord Progression in Bluegrass Style
Here’s an exercise showing a chord transition between the 1 / 4 / 5 chords in the key of G in a bluegrass style. I’m using the boom chuck style and picking notes between the transitions, including hammer-ons and pull-offs. It’s a really simple exercise that shows how to add rhythmic and melodic interest to […]
The Ghost of Tom Joad – Bruce Springsteen
This song is from the album with the same title, released in 1995. It’s a simple song of only four chords and is a great song for learning and practising simple chords in a fingerpicking arpeggio style.