I was in the mood to do some more recording, and having Paul David’s Hidden Beauty of Johnny Cash’s Hurt randomly pop in my YouTube feed this morning, I thought I’d give Hurt a go.
1st attempt, got to the outro and forgot if it should be strummed or plucked.
2nd attempt, got to the outro and played the wrong chord.
3rd attempt, which was a condensed play through skipping a verse and chorus, but felt pretty good. I’d disarmed the track so it didn’t record
I might try again tomorrow, and try engaging the brain a bit more.
I recently saw the same video by Paul Davids and it had a similar effect on me, that I must learn it. It sounds like you’re much further on your guitar journey than me (I’ve been playing around 4 months) and so it’s taken a lot more than a few plays for me to get close to anything worth recording (more like 3 weeks and counting). I’ve had to learn to pick the strings (without looking) and more importantly tackle the dreaded F chord. I’m nearly there now, still a little more speed & consistency required on my change to the F, but it’s coming together. It’s definitely a good stepping stone for someone who has got through the beginner grade 1, knows their open chords and wants to try some new things