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Everybody Hurts by R.E.M is a great song to learn if you’re new to fingerstyle because it’s not too demanding on your right hand and uses straightforward fingerpicking patterns throughout.
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.