Bob Dylan wrote “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” in 1962 and released it on his 1963 album “The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan.” Since then it’s become a classic that has been recorded by almost everybody. The most significant cover version was probably the Peter, Paul, and Mary recording that reached #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #2 on the Easy Listening chart. My version is probably closest to the Doc Watson recording that I’ve been listening to for years.
This song uses “Travis Picking” fingerstyle accompaniment on the ukulele. Many of my songs use the same technique and it’s simple once you get the hang of it, although it may take quite a bit of practicing it slowly to master it.
The first three example patterns on my fingerstyle tutorial show you how to play it. Here’s a link:
I’ve also created a separate category just for the Travis Picking style where you can find other songs that I play in the same style. You can find it here: