Don't Think Twice, It's All Right

by Bob Dylan • Lesson #301 • May 24, 2020

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Strum version (#301)

Timestamps for my strum-only video lesson:

  • 0:00 Lesson overview
  • 2:06 Basic chord shapes
  • 5:48 Basic chord progression & strumming
  • 9:28 Basic playthrough of verse & chorus
  • 11:38 Adv. chord shapes
  • 15:13 Adv. progression & strumming
  • 16:35 Adv. walking bass lines & transitions
  • 19:46 Adv. playthrough of verse & chorus (full strum)
  • 20:53 Adv. playthrough of verse & chorus (w/o a pick)
  • 22:22 Farewell

Fingerstyle version (#303)

Timestamps for my fingerstyle video lesson:

  • 0:00 Lesson overview
  • 2:49 Chord shapes & progression, basic
  • 4:29 Chord shapes & progression, advanced
  • 13:09 Intro riff, v1 (super basic)
  • 15:11 Intro riff, v2 (traditional fingerstyle)
  • 17:46 Intro riff, v3 (Dylan’s exact version)
  • 21:49 Intro riff, v4 (my secret stash version)
  • 24:17 Verse & chorus: general fingerpicking tips
  • 28:18 Verse & chorus: full fingerstyle playthrough
  • 30:49 Farewell

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Editor’s notes

Hey friends! Here’s two video lessons I’ve made teaching you how to play the Bob Dylan classic “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right”. My first video teaches a strum-only version, while the second goes deep on fingerstyle & Travis picking technique – which is what Bob uses in his original album version. Both lessons include both beginner-friendly (as much as is possible) variations of the more difficult chords & techniques, while also going deep into advanced topics for those who are interested. I hope you enjoy!

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