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Easy To Be Hard was part of the Broadway musical Hair, opening off-Broadway in 1967, then moving to Broadway in 1968.

It included many songs that went on to become hits: Aquarius, Good Morning Starshine, Hair, and of course, Easy To Be Hard, which became a #4 hit for Three Dog Night in 1969, from their album Suitable For Framing.

It featured vocalist Chuck Negron and a little more complicated chord progression and arrangement than the original cast recording.

This lesson covers some unusual chord voicings, double time strumming and rhythmic changes, and even includes an optional thumb-wrap for a great sounding Cmaj7 chord.