Everybody Hurts

Everybody Hurts by R.E.M (Guitar Lesson)

  • 14th December 2017
  • Songs

Everybody Hurts by R.E.M is no. 2 on my Top 60 Fingerpicking Songs of ALL TIME list. This song is a great one to learn if you're new to fingerstyle because it's not too demanding on your right hand and has straight forward fingerpicking patterns throughout the song.

If you are new to fingerpicking and/or playing guitar in general, you may find that the bridge is a little difficult as it uses some barre chords. Perseverance and practice will get you to mastering this song. 

Everybody Hurts is in the key of D major and in 6/8 time, this means that you play 6 eighth note beats per bar and count 1 2 3 4 5 6 throughout the entire song.

The Lesson:

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The bridge is certainly a little trickier than the rest of the song but this is only because of the two barre chords you have to play - F# and Bm.

If you haven't played these chords before you will find it difficult to get all the strings to ring out cleanly and to change between the two chords. However, it is well worth putting in the time to get your barre chords mastered as so many songs use them and you simply can't avoid them for very long.

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Everybody Hurts Guitar Tab

  1. Avishek left a comment on 30th June 2018 at 6:34 am

    Hey can you also teach more john mayer songs…….his styles…..that’ll help us master the fingerstyle techqunic

    You’re doing a good work by the way !!!!!!!

    • Six String Fingerpicking left a comment on 30th June 2018 at 8:26 am

      Funny you should say that, next week’s song is Why Georgia. Then a few weeks after we’re doing Stop This Train and Neon too.

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